Fear of the Word

Aug 10, 2019 by

by Hans Boersma, First Things: My students are afraid to preach—not all of them, but more and more, it seems. And it is often the brightest and most eloquent, those who are least justified in parroting Moses’s excuse—“I am slow of speech and of tongue”—who lack the confidence to open the Scriptures for the people of God. I write now for them, though they are not alone: I have the same feeling of inadequacy, and I know that others do as well. I am not talking about the fear that has always—and...

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Why the Bible does talk about homosexuality… and what it says.

Jul 30, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: In the first article in the ViaMedia.News series ‘Does the Bible Really Say….?’, Dr Jonathan Tallon considers the question ‘Does the Bible Really Say…Anything at All about Homosexuality as we Understand it Today?’[1] Dr Tallon’s argument. Dr Tallon notes that there are passages in the New Testament that might appear to show that the Bible clearly prohibits homosexual activity. He writes: ‘… you open your Bible and are reading 1 Corinthians 6:9, and see a reference to...

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The Bible, sexuality and the Church of England (with Q&A)

Jul 24, 2019 by

A talk by William Taylor, Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, followed by Q&A. “The aim is for us…to get clear on where we are going, given the increasing drift of the Church of England… …If we do promote same-sex sexual relationships, we enter into heretical understandings of humanity, who we are; of the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and of the Church and our relationship to Christ… …Furthermore, by failing to call for repentance where God calls for repentance in the gospel, we...

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Archbishop of York on interpreting the bible: Moral Equivalence and Moral Equivocation

Jul 10, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: In his Presidential Address to the General Synod of the Church of England last week, John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, in referring to the issue of human sexuality, had something important to observe about interpreting the Bible: The kind of disagreement we have is exactly the kind of disagreement one would expect to find in a church where the old habits of reading the Bible consistently and thoroughly, as part of a liturgical pattern or a pattern of...

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Why Grace does not destroy nature – a response to Martyn Percy on the Bible and the nuclear family

Jul 10, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: Professor Percy’s five fold argument. In the latest instalment of the ViaMedia.News series ‘Does the Bible Really Say…’ series, Professor Martyn Percy addresses the topic ‘Does the Bible Really…Advocate the ‘Nuclear Family?’ [1] In his article Professor Percy gives five reasons for rejecting the idea that Christianity is ‘right behind the nuclear family.’ First, he appeals to the teaching of Jesus, declaring: ‘Jesus advocated leaving one’s parents for the sake of the Kingdom....

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What does the Bible say about same sex relationships?

Jul 2, 2019 by

from The BBC: Too Gay for God?  Reverend Jide Macaulay meets biblical scholar Dr Ian Paul to discuss the book of Leviticus, and to challenge the interpretation of the text as being against homosexuality. Watch here    

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