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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What should we make of the Church in Wales’ gay marriage blessings?

Sep 18, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Christian Today: When the Church in Wales authorised the blessing of homosexual civil partnerships and marriages, it did so because it had arrived at a crossroads, and after hesitating took one turning rather than another. It made its choice by repudiating the past and putting its faith in the wisdom of our contemporary, very recent and secular culture. The whole Christian church stands at these crossroads. Some have taken the same turning, and others are hesitating. But it...

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‘Heartbroken’ Welsh evangelicals reach out to Gafcon

Sep 18, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today: Evangelical Anglicans in Wales are turning to the leaders of the theologically conservative global network, Gafcon, for support after the Church in Wales voted to bless same-sex relationships. The Anglican Archbishops leading Gafcon, the Primates Council, have just met for two days at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya. The communique from the meeting touched on the situation in Wales. “Faithful Christians in Wales who are heartbroken over their...

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Pope supports same-sex civil unions in ‘apocalyptically scandalous’ interview

Sep 18, 2021 by

by Michael Haynes, LifeSite: In a new airplane interview Wednesday, Pope Francis once again expressed his support for same-sex civil unions, calling for laws to promote civil unions since “we are all equal.” Nevertheless, he ruled out marriage being opened up to same-sex “couples.” “If they want to support a homosexual couple in life together, states have the possibility of civilly supporting them,” stated the pontiff in remarks translated differently by various news outlets.   The...

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Church in Wales gives ‘gospel-inspired lead’ to C of E, says Bishop of Liverpool

Sep 10, 2021 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: THE vote to enable same-sex civil partnerships and marriages to be blessed in the Church in Wales is a “creative and gospel-inspired lead” for the Church of England, the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, said this week. “I am heartened and encouraged by this vote and by the conversations that led up to it,” he said on Tuesday. “The Church in Wales has looked seriously at its missional context and has chosen to affirm love, in the spirit of the...

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