“I have red lines”

Sep 28, 2019 by

By John Parker, Anglican Mainstream. In a blog posted on the Church Society website on 12th September, Tom Woolford expressed clearly that for him, there were “no red lines” which if crossed, would force him to leave the Church of England. I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to Tom Woolford’s article here. Perhaps I can begin with agreement. Those given the responsibility of caring for any portion of the flock of God are undershepherds serving the chief shepherd after his pattern...

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C of E welcomes American celebrity Pastor’s attack on orthodox sexual ethics

Aug 27, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: A number of clergy in Southwark Diocese have privately expressed concern to the Bishop about an event at the cathedral on London’s south bank which took place on 21st August. Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran pastor from Denver with a high profile in the secular media, spoke to an enthusiastic audience of around 500, before being one of the headline speakers at the Greenbelt festival the following weekend. Bolz-Weber, a former stand-up comedian and recovering...

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Southwark Cathedral hosts controversial US pastor

Aug 23, 2019 by

See announcement at Southwark Cathedral: Shameless – Presented by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Southwark Cathedral are delighted to announce that Nadia Bolz-Weber will be joining us for an evening prior to her appearance at the Greenbelt Festival 2019. Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber’s latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies. [Ed: This event took place on August 21st]. More about Bolz-Weber: C of E welcomes American...

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Lloyd-Jones on Heresy

Mar 14, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: I came upon a great quote by the great Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones today, and so I did a quick hunt for where it originally appeared. It did not take long to find the relevant volume. Given that anything by the Doctor is always worth running with and sharing far and wide, when I found the piece I figured it was well worth turning into an article. The quote itself is this: “The great concern of the New Testament Epistles is not about the size of the Church, it is...

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Why We’re Seeing a Revival of Old and New Heresies and Strange Doctrines

Oct 22, 2018 by

by Joseph Mattera, The Pulse: As a student of church history and theology, I am amazed at the present revival and or renewal of old heretical views that were already investigated and condemned by the historic, orthodox, universal church. By heretical, in the context of this article—I am referring to teachings that do not align with the clear teachings and accepted belief of Christian orthodoxy taught in Scripture as affirmed by the Bible-believing, historic, orthodox church. If only pastors...

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The Christian axis has shifted

Jun 25, 2018 by

by Gerald McDermott, Patheos: Last week the global axis of Christianity tilted even further toward the Global South.  Anglicanism is the third largest Christian communion in the world, after the Catholics and Orthodox.  The Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) met in Jerusalem and elected the Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria, its new general secretary.  This means that Archbishop Ben Kwashi is the most powerful man in the Anglican world. Of course his predecessor Nicholas Okoh was also a...

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