Seminary launches institute to advance progressive views in politics, culture

Nov 21, 2020 by

By Kyle Huckins, Christian Post: Disciples of Christ’s Thanksgiving offering to benefit seminary foundation. As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) readies for this Sunday’s collection to support seminaries, the head of a new interdisciplinary institute at a connected theology school hopes to shift policy discussions in the public square from a “hyper-individualistic” view to a “more liberative framework.” The Rev. Amanda Henderson, herself a beneficiary of the Disciples Seminary...

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Is there a positive case for the ‘traditional’ sexual ethic?

Nov 18, 2020 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: This morning the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) have released a video entitled ‘The Beautiful Story’ which seeks to set out the case, in accessible terms, for the ‘traditional’ sexual ethic that sex belongs in marriage between one man and one woman, as currently taught in the doctrine of the Church of England. I have contributed to the video, but I was not involved in its design or production. There are several things I really like about the video. The...

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Church’s traditional views are blamed for the murder of gay OAP

Oct 26, 2020 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: The Church of England’s traditional views on sex and marriage were to blame for a gay academic’s murder, an inquiry said yesterday. It found Peter Farquhar, 69, was vulnerable to exploitation by his 29-year-old killer Benjamin Field because he could not discuss his sexuality with the conservative evangelical members of his parish church. Field seduced then slowly poisoned Mr Farquhar after persuading him to write him into his will. The student, the son of a...

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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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