After the Church in Wales’ same-sex vote, what options are open to evangelicals?

Sep 25, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Rev Peter Jones is chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Church in Wales (EFCW). This body with 90 clergy is battling for Anglican orthodoxy after the Church in Wales voted to bless same-sex relationships on 6 September. An electronic engineer by training, Rev Jones, 56, worked in the industry for 19 years, becoming a Christian in his mid-30s. He was ordained in the Church in Wales in 2008 and is minister of the Pembroke, Monkton and Lamphey group of churches,...

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Same-sex blessings made to look just like marriage

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Tony Rucinski,  Coalition for Marriage: We recently informed you about the Church in Wales’ decision to bless same-sex ‘marriages’. I spoke to Rev Jim Griffiths, a prominent evangelical vicar, about what this will mean for him and like-minded Church in Wales members. You can listen to our revealing discussion here: Jim explains how the decision also ratifies rites and liturgies, involving “the blessing and exchanging of rings” and even a repetition of “the vows you’ve used in...

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Unpersuasive and unorthodox – a response to Bishop Gregory Cameron’s words to the Welsh Governing Body

Sep 23, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: I was away on holiday when the Governing Body of the Church in Wales narrowly voted on 6 September to permit the blessing of same-sex marriages. Nothing I write now will change that vote, but I still want to comment on the case for such blessings that was set out by Bishop Gregory Cameron when he opened the debate on the matter on behalf of the Welsh bench of bishops and exercised a right of reply at the end of the debate.[1] The reason I want to comment is because what...

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Church of England election candidates told to discuss threesomes when grilled on LGBT+ inclusion

Sep 23, 2021 by

by Lily Wakefield, Pink News: 2021 is an election year for the General Synod, the legislative body of the Church of England, and campaigning by candidates is underway. One of the major issues candidates are expected to discuss is that of LGBT+ inclusion, including same-sex marriage and the blessing of same-sex unions in the church. An Evangelical group within the Church of England has advised its members to deflect from the issue in order to win elections. According to its “basis of faith“,...

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Oxford college apologises ‘unreservedly’ after hosting Christian Concern training event

Sep 22, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Christian Concern has expressed its disappointment over reports that Worcester College – part of the University of Oxford – has apologised for hosting its training event. The Wilberforce Academy is a weeklong residential programme held each year by Christian Concern to equip young Christian students and professionals for public life. According to The Tab student newspaper, students took issue with Mike Davidson, a counsellor who helps people with unwanted...

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Does the NHS care more about wokeness than healthcare?

Sep 21, 2021 by

from spiked: Its diversity and inclusion executive is paid more than the head of NHS England. The pandemic has put the NHS under considerable strain. Waiting lists have reached record highs. Surely, given these enormous challenges, you would expect the NHS to concentrate on its core mission. You would think that every available penny would go towards ensuring the delivery of decent healthcare. But you’d be wrong. In the eyes of those who run the NHS, there is far more important work to do –...

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