Christian MP faces 6 years in prison for tweeting Bible verses on marriage, sexuality

May 2, 2021 by

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post: A Christian member of the Finnish Parliament is facing six years imprisonment for allegedly committing three crimes, including “hate speech,” for sharing her opinion on marriage and human sexuality on social media, on television and in a pamphlet. The country’s chief prosecutor has brought three criminal charges against Finnish Member of Parliament and former Minister of the Interior, Päivi Räsänen, according to the Austria-based Christian legal group ADF...

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Christian Leadership failures- a response to Ed Shaw

May 1, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: NEWS ITEM: An article by Ed Shaw titled Christian leadership failures: what’s the cause? Argues that contemporary evangelicals are Pharisees and hypocrites when it comes to sex and sexuality. We set up extra-biblical rules that do nothing but create an atmosphere of fear. He also accuses Evangelicals of being biblical illiterates, Christ-unlikeness, concluding with purposeful sexuality in which he argues that there are recent distortions of the...

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How can we engage well with Living in Love and Faith?

Apr 22, 2021 by

by Andrew Goddard, Psephizo: This is the third of three articles exploring responses to Living in Love and Faith, particularly among evangelicals committed to the current teaching and discipline of the church. The first piece engaged with the recent detailed account and critique of LLF offered by Martin Davie arguing that his primary objection is that LLF fails because it was wrong to do what it set out to do. The second article examined and rejected the claim that LLF is designed in order to...

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Is ‘Living in Love and Faith’ largely a failure?

Apr 8, 2021 by

by Andrew Goddard, Psephizo: Andrew Goddard writes: This is the first of three articles exploring responses to Living in Love and Faith, particularly among evangelicals committed to the current teaching and discipline of the church. This piece engages with the recent detailed account and critique of LLF offered by Martin Davie arguing that his primary objection is that LLF fails because it was wrong to do what it set out to do. A second article will examine and reject the claim that LLF is...

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Being fed by Jesus: what the Catechism teaches about the Lord’s Supper.

Mar 29, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: In last week’s post on baptism, I asked you to imagine a young couple who declared that a carved wooden model of a baby that they had made was a real child. I noted that although in many ways this model child might be like any other baby in its outward appearance it would lack the crucial characteristic of a real baby in that it would lack the life which can only be bestowed upon  a child as the result of a sexual union between a man and a woman. I further noted that the only...

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“John Polkinghorne saw the doctrine of the Trinity as consonant with the entangled world of quantum theory”

Mar 25, 2021 by

by Joel Forster, Evangelical Focus: Dr John Polkinghorne, a highly respected Christian scientist in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world, died on 9th March 2021. Polkinghorne was known not only for winning the Templeton Prize (2002), but also for encouraging all kind of Christians to engage with science. Dr Rodney Holder, Emeritus Course Director at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge (UK) and friend of Polkinghorne, told Evangelical Focus about his legacy....

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