After the Church in Wales’ same-sex vote, what options are open to evangelicals?

Sep 25, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Rev Peter Jones is chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Church in Wales (EFCW). This body with 90 clergy is battling for Anglican orthodoxy after the Church in Wales voted to bless same-sex relationships on 6 September. An electronic engineer by training, Rev Jones, 56, worked in the industry for 19 years, becoming a Christian in his mid-30s. He was ordained in the Church in Wales in 2008 and is minister of the Pembroke, Monkton and Lamphey group of churches,...

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The West has lost its roots

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Paul Kingsnorth, UnHerd: There has never been a perfect human culture, and any attempt to create one has reliably led to tyranny: to the gulag or the gas chamber, the guillotine or the mass grave. Humans are fallen, or just flawed, and the world is nailed together from our crooked timber. From revolutionary France to 21st century Afghanistan, those who thought they could draw up a rational paradise once the slate was wiped clean have always been violently disabused. But though there has...

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The Hidden Harm of Gender Transition

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Sharon James, The Gospel Coalition: As a young teenager, Grace Lidinsky-Smith experienced deep depression and profound anxiety. She took refuge in incessant internet usage and became immersed in Tumblr. Now in her 20s, Grace looks back and describes how young people are told that they will only be “truly themselves” if they discover their “unique gender identity.” But Grace suggests this is an info hazard: a false claim that, if it obsesses you, also destroys you. In the area of gender, in...

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The ACLU morphs into the Ministry of Truth

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: The ACLU has erased the word ‘woman’ from a Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote. This is sinister stuff. The word ‘Orwellian’ gets bandied about a little too much in the 2020s. But really, no other word will do to describe the ACLU’s latest antics. The American Civil Liberties Union, once the firmest of freedom’s defenders, has put out a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but not before erasing a certain word from it. What foul language did RBG use that forced...

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Protestant Modernism’s End

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism: The death of Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, who gained prominence by rejecting supernatural Christianity, perhaps marks the symbolic end of Protestant modernism. His New York Times obituary is fair and compressive, noting he won accolades for touting LGBTQ inclusion, and many critics for rejecting traditional Christian beliefs about the Virgin Birth and bodily Resurrection. His Newark Diocese plunged in membership under his reign even as he took to...

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Clinging to God and Grammar

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Carl R Trueman, First Things: In times past, progressive politicians described those they despised as clinging to “God and guns.” I suspect that we are not too far from a time when they will insult those they deplore for clinging to God and grammar. That might sound an odd claim, but the days are coming rapidly to an end when it was morally acceptable to think that language, among its many functions, had a positive relation to reality. Today, dictionaries and grammars look set to become...

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