5 Questions about Homosexuality

Oct 19, 2020 by

by Kevin de Young, Crossway: This article is part of the Questions and Answers series. Q: If the Bible says so little about homosexuality, why do Christians insist on talking about it so much? A: The reason the Bible says comparatively little about homosexuality is because it was a comparatively uncontroversial sin among ancient Jews and Christians. There is no evidence that ancient Judaism or early Christianity tolerated any expression of homosexual activity. The Bible says a lot about...

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God’s relation to creation, and ours

Oct 13, 2020 by

By Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican theologian: Last week, the Bishop of Reading, Olivia Graham, posted a video on behalf of Oxford diocese in which she looked at the theological basis for Christian care for the environment. In the course of this video she suggested that a reason that Christians should care for the environment is that God is ‘incarnate,’ not only in the person of Jesus Christ, but in creation as a whole, and has been ever since the Big Bang.[1] What she said provoked...

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Vicar: ‘If you don’t worship in the CofE (or only come at Christmas), don’t complain about what we do’

Sep 24, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Rev’d Miranda Threlfall-Holmes had a premonition that her tweet would be unpopular, but still she shared her ecclesiology with the world: “People are only allowed to complain about the Church of England closing services in times of public health emergency, or pontificate about what we should do at Christmas, if they are prepared to turn out weekly, give weekly, and go to the APCM”, she proclaimed. The APCM, for those who don’t know, is the Annual Parochial Church...

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Introducing TGC Essays: Theology for the Global Church

Sep 22, 2020 by

By Phil Thompson, The Gospel Coalition: For more than a decade, The Gospel Coalition has been publishing a wide range of articles, podcasts, videos, books, and more. This work is driven by an observation in our Foundation Documents: We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the church’s life and leading us away from our historic beliefs and practices. On the one hand, we are troubled by the idolatry of personal...

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The Third Great African Rescue

Sep 9, 2020 by

By Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council: During the 5th Century Christianity was wracked by a theological crisis. A monk from Britain named Pelagius was teaching that original sin did not taint human nature and that humans have the free will to achieve human perfection without divine grace. Pelagius reasoned that God could not command believers to do the impossible, and therefore it must be possible to satisfy all divine commandments. He also taught that it was unjust to punish one person for...

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J. I. Packer, Author, Preacher and Teacher has Died at 93

Jul 19, 2020 by

by David Virtue DD, Virtueonline: World renowned evangelical theologian, author and preacher, the Rev. Dr. J. I. Packer has died. He was the author of such bestselling books as Fundamentalism and the Word of God and Knowing God, books that were read and brought lumination to millions of Christians. He is thought to have died of natural causes. He was a friend of VOL. Over the years, when our paths crossed, he graciously afforded me interviews. The last one I did can be found here:...

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