Evangelical bishops issue blunt warning to Church of England on sexuality

Oct 15, 2018 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: Anglican evangelical bishops have warned of ‘major problems’ and the danger of division if the Church of England changes its stance on sexuality. Eleven leading evangelical bishops have issued a joint letter in which they say that the traditional...

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The Church of England Just Wants to Be Liked

Oct 12, 2018 by

by Ben Sixsmith, The American Conservative: […] Anglicanism faces steep demographic decline in Britain. Only 15 percent of Britons, and only 2 percent of Britons aged between 18 and 24, are affiliated with the Church of England. Fewer than a million British men, women, and children typically...

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Gay marriage tipping point for the CoE reached?

Oct 11, 2018 by

By George Conger, Anglican Ink. The same-sex wedding, or wedding-like ceremony of two seminarians last week may have been the tipping point for the Church of England’s House of Bishops’ policies on partnered gay clergy. Writing on his website Psephizo, the Rev. Dr. Ian Paul, a leading evangelical...

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Is the Bishops’ policy on civil partnerships sustainable?

Oct 9, 2018 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo. The House of Bishops’ position on civil partnerships and same-sex sexual relationships is defined by three statements. The first is Issues in Human Sexuality, published in 1991 as a ‘discussion document’. When it was published, it had very mixed reactions, and I remember...

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Church and state – an unhappy union?

Oct 9, 2018 by

By Harriet Sherwood, Guardian. The Church of England is in steep decline. With membership sinking to 14% of Britons, can it justify its place at the heart of the state? One day in the coming years, the decorated, red-canopied coronation chair usually found in St George’s chapel, close to the west...

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“I didn’t”: trainee priests deny getting married

Oct 8, 2018 by

by Nicholas Hellen, Sunday Times. The happy couple walked out of the flower-bedecked church wearing matching buttonholes. Pictures show that a wedding photographer was on hand to capture the moment, away from the church, when they ducked under a shower of confetti [this picture, together with...

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