A tsunami of love for a gay bishop

Jan 17, 2020 by

from Church Times: IN SEPTEMBER 2016, a Sunday newspaper threatened to “out” the Bishop of Grantham, Dr Nicholas Chamberlain, as gay (although his sexuality was no secret within the Church). In a brave move, the bishop decided to give an exclusive interview to The Guardian, and became the first Church of England bishop to declare publicly that he was gay and in a same-sex relationship (News, 9 September). In response to the media coverage, some 500 letters and emails were sent to Dr...

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Canterbury Cathedral Hosts Award Ceremony for Top UK Abortionist

Jan 14, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant: Britain’s pre-eminent advocate of abortion, responsible for killing 70,000 babies in 2019, has been awarded a doctorate at a ceremony hosted by the mother church of the global Anglican Communion. Dean of Canterbury Robert Willis, responsible for hosting the ceremony, is refusing to address the morality of the event, while Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is claiming a lack of “consensus about precisely when life begins in the womb.” Ann...

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English Anglican evangelicals: five areas of disagreement

Jan 14, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Evangelicals share the same core theological beliefs, often expressed in a Confession or Basis of Faith statement (eg here). But evangelicals have historically been divided on a number of issues. In the past, these included: whether evangelistic speakers should call listeners to publicly indicate a decision for Christ; whether genuine believers should smoke, drink or go to the cinema, whether tongues, prayers for healing and other expectation of...

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Has the Church of England surrendered to ‘soft socialism’?

Jan 13, 2020 by

by Damian Thompson, Holy Smoke, Spectator: Just before Christmas, Dr Gavin Ashenden, a former Chaplain to the Queen, converted to Catholicism. In this episode, he deplores the Church of England’s surrender to secularism under Archbishop Justin Welby, who won’t enjoy his former colleague’s assessment of his talents… Listen here  

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What will happen to the Church of England and Anglicans in 2020?

Jan 3, 2020 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: As we look ahead to the coming year, what may happen to the Church of England – and indeed to the wider Anglican Communion? Predicting the future outside the pages of Scripture is a notoriously unwise thing to do. Not, of course, that this has stopped some from trying. According to American pastor F. Kenton Beshore, for example, the second coming of Jesus will be between 2018 and 2028, with the rapture by 2021 at the latest. So hold on to your hats, everyone....

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Gafcon UK leader ‘very concerned’ by appointment of Stephen Cottrell as Archbishop of York

Jan 3, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The President of Gafcon UK, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, has said he is “very concerned” by the appointment of Stephen Cottrell as Archbishop of York. Cottrell is the current Bishop of Chelmsford and will succeed Dr John Sentamu as Archbishop of York following his retirement in June. The bishop’s appointment has been met with alarm by some evangelicals because of a dispute in his diocese last year over a Church of England primary school’s approach to...

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