Dualism, Oneness and Transgender Ideology

Jul 5, 2019 by

By Jane Krammer, Anglican Mainstream. The speed and extent with which Transgender Ideology has caught on has taken us by surprise. The suffering caused by gender dysphoria is intense and there is an undisputed pastoral need to engage lovingly and effectively with all those who are affected by it. Yet the ideology that has sprung up around the dysphoria appears to be advancing like an uncontainable wildfire; fight or resist it at your peril. Nonetheless, the Church has an immutable calling to...

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Christian and pro-life groups should not be barred from university campuses, says equalities chief

Jul 5, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Universities have been told they must protect free speech on campus, including by allowing Christians, pro-life groups and others who hold minority views, to affiliate. The Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), David Isaac, said in an address at the Theos conference in London that people were “rightly” concerned about stories being reported in the media of “silencing” and no-platforming – where certain people are blocked...

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Why families need fathers and mothers

Jul 4, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: In the latest contribution to the ViaMedia.News series ‘Does the Bible Really Say…’  Dr Hayley Matthews addresses the question ‘ Does the Bible Really Say… that a family needs ‘a Mummy and a Daddy’?’[1] Dr Matthew’s argument. Her answer to this question is ‘no’ and she gives six reasons for this answer. First, she argues that in the Bible there is no mention of the ‘nuclear family’ consisting of a father and mother and their children. Instead people live in multi-generational...

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Felix Ngole wins appeal in victory for Christian freedoms

Jul 3, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: Christian Concern is delighted to announce that Felix Ngole has won his case. In a landmark judgment in the case of Felix Ngole, the Court of Appeal has upheld the rights of Christians to freely express their faith and overturned a High Court decision. The crucial outcome represents a major development of the law which results in Christians now having the legal right to express Biblical views on social media or elsewhere without fear for their professional careers. This...

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Abuse of power in Christian circles: some reflections on Psalm 103

Jul 2, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Rumours have been circulating for some time, but now information is coming into the public domain which is shaking the foundations of an influential and successful brand of evangelical Christianity in England. At a time when in the nation, the tradition of freely practiced orthodox Christianity is under threat in scale arguably comparable to the Viking invasions or the heyday of the enlightenment, a group which is one of the strong guardians and promoters...

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Wickersley LGBT row vicar steps down as school governor

Jul 2, 2019 by

from BBC News: A vicar who described LGBT inclusive education in schools as “a form of child grooming” has stepped down as a school governor. The Reverend Peter Hughes, of St Alban’s, Wickersley, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire, had made the comments in a parish magazine in June. Mr Hughes was a school governor at St Alban’s CofE Primary School. Alison Adair, the school’s headteacher, said Mr Hughes resigned in June after the school began an investigation....

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