The Church of England appears to have lost all confidence in its own biblical teaching

Nov 30, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Christian Today: What are we to make of the Church of England’s new Charter for ‘faith-sensitive’ and ‘inclusive’ Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)? It has been released in the midst of heated controversies over the teaching of gay relationships, transgenderism and masturbation to primary age children, with schools – and courts – refusing to bend to parent concerns. The Charter does not address these controversies directly....

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Response to the Church of England’s Charter for Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Nov 30, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: Responding to today’s publication of the Church of England’s Charter for Relationships, Sex and Health Education, Andrea Minichiello Williams (General Synod member and chief executive of Christian Concern) comments: “The Church of England has a God-given opportunity and responsibility to set the culture of its schools in line with the teaching of God found in the Bible. But instead, it consistently capitulates to the spirit of the age as, for example, expressed in...

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Church of England publishes Charter for Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Nov 29, 2019 by

from the Church of England website: The Charter features eight commitments which all schools, Church of England and others, can sign-up to prior to the new guidelines becoming law in autumn 2020. The Church of England’s lead Bishop for Education, Stephen Conway said in April that RSHE would require a shared duty of care between parents and schools, with the contents of the curriculum discussed and clearly communicated in advance. To enable this, a skeleton agenda for parents’ meetings has also...

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Pushback: Bishops fight church‘s transgender celebrations

Nov 24, 2019 by

fro Stock Daily Dish: As many as 10 Anglican bishops are urging the Church of England to rethink a plan to promote transgender-affirmation events in its churches. the opposing bishops, led by Bishop of Wakefield Rt. Rev. Tony Robinson, are proposing a conscience clause for those who object. the Church of England issued advice to churches to hold events similar to baptismal services for people announcing a gender change. Bishop of Blackburn Rt. Rev. Julian Henderson is backing the move. “This...

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Chichester Cathedral moves to restore Bishop George Bell

Nov 24, 2019 by

by Martin Sewell, Archbishop Cranmer: When I first began to raise a dissenting voice against poor process at the heart of the Church of England’s treatment of the legacy of Bishop George Bell, I knew little about him. I became engaged because there are really only two things that provoke my anger: injustice and stupidity. Little did I realise how much my blood pressure might be put at risk over the subsequent years as time and again we have encountered a series of ‘perfect storms’ because we...

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What state is the Church of England in?

Oct 24, 2019 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo The Church of England statistics department released its Statistics for Mission report last week, quite a bit earlier than last year, and it is was not good news—though curiously there was almost no comment on it on the airwaves, in contrast to last year. We will be discussing this at the next meeting of the Archbishops’ Council, since in the end this is a major way in which we can assess whether or not policies for evangelism and discipleship are having any effect....

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