The Church’s Soul-Care Moment

Apr 19, 2021 by

by Scott Mehl, The Gospel Coalition: The past year has been filled with challenges and difficulties, from the risk of COVID-19 to its various lockdowns and restrictions; from the protests of the summer to the election to the events of January 6. But underneath the headlines and debates, underneath the health-department orders and tweet storms, has been a steady stream of human suffering. Wounded People Require Soul Care This year has left a trail of hurting, struggling, confused, and isolated...

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More than 1,000 vicars vow to defy any vaccine passport plans for churches

Apr 18, 2021 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: More than 1,000 vicars have indicated they will defy vaccine passport rules if they are implemented in churches, describing them as a “fundamental betrayal” of Christian belief. In an open letter to the Prime Minister concerning vaccine passport proposals, the church leaders said: “To deny people entry to hear this life-giving message and to receive this life-giving ministry would be a fundamental betrayal of Christ and the Gospel. “Sincere Christian churches...

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The Church Has Always Been Multiethnic

Apr 12, 2021 by

by Rebecca McLaughlin, The Gospel Coalition: Jesus’s public ministry was mostly focused on his fellow Jews. But time and again, he commends the faith of those outside the Jewish fold. He praises the faith of a Roman centurion (Matt. 8:5–13) and a Syrophoenician woman (Matt. 15:21–28). When he heals 10 lepers, the only one who turns back to thank him is a Samaritan, whose faith Jesus commends (Luke 17:11–19). And after his resurrection, Jesus declares, “All authority in heaven and on earth has...

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Church Society responds to the Fletcher report

Apr 9, 2021 by

by Lee Gatiss, Church Society: Open letter to our members concerning Church Society’s response to the recent 31:8 Lessons Learned Review Church Society exists to be a positive force for good within the Church of England through its primary objectives of publishing, patronage and politics, undertaken in the context of prayer and partnership. We are a fellowship, comprised of our members and associates, united with the aim of ‘contending to reform and renew the Church of England in biblical...

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Polish Church Faces Hate Speech on Easter

Apr 6, 2021 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Far-left feminists associated with Soros-funded pro-abort groups targeted with hate speech a Polish church in London on Easter Sunday after Metropolitan Police unlawfully disrupted the church’s Good Friday service and ordered worshippers to disperse or face arrest. Anti-Catholic Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike) erected a billboard on advertising space above worshippers who were forced to stand or kneel in the church’s forecourt for social...

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The incredible shrinking church

Apr 2, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: […] A new article from the Gallop polling organisation offers some interesting – if not alarming – information about another case of shrinkage – in American church attendance. The headline says this: “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time”. Here are some highlights from the article: “Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade trend. In 2020, 47%...

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