Government challenged over arrest of street preacher

Mar 16, 2019 by

from Christian Concern; The arrest of street preacher Oluwole on Saturday 23rd February outside Southgate Tube station prompted outrage on social media as the video quickly went viral. Watch our video reconstruction of the arrest here. Read how the police were caught out by evidence backing the street preachers account. The arrest has now prompted questions in parliament. Theresa Villiers MP posed two written questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department. The first question...

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A Review of ‘Pastoral Principles for living well together’

Mar 14, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: What are the Pastoral Principles?  Following on from the House of Bishops’ pastoral guidance on welcoming transgender people we now also have a set of ‘Pastoral Principles for living well together.’ These ‘Pastoral Principles’ have been produced by the Pastoral Advisory Group, which is a group chaired by the Bishop of Newcastle that was established by the House of Bishops in 2017 to ‘advise dioceses on pastoral issues concerning human sexuality so that we can make explicit our...

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Can British Anglicanism reinvent itself as a counter-cultural movement?

Mar 12, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The idea of a national church, represented in every settlement, with concern for and influence in politics and culture, theologically and liturgically aligned to the worldview of the bible, apostles and early creeds, clearly ‘reformed’ ie steering clear of contra-biblical accretions of medieval Catholicism, but generous in its distinguishing between essentials of the faith and ‘adiaphora’ – this is all part of what has been described as “the genius of...

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Gafcon Chairman’s March Letter

Mar 12, 2019 by

In his March letter, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh reflects on the joy of meeting with faithful Anglicans in ‘restricted situations’ at the G19 conference in Dubai recently. In contrast to the blessings of that Gafcon gathering, he considers the confusion and inconsistency surrounding invitations sent to same-sex partnered bishops for Lambeth 2020 and the ‘disinviting’ of their spouses. The Chairman makes the point that faithful Anglicans who are persecuted for their faith suffer doubly...

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The Scandalous Academy: Social Science in Service of Identity Politics

Mar 12, 2019 by

by Scott Yenor, Public Discourse: Thanks to the work of sociologist Mark Regnerus, a prominent peer-reviewed journal has retracted a deeply flawed study on how social stigma affects the life expectancy of sexual minorities. This failure of peer review isn’t an isolated case: the more social science research supports the dogmas of identity politics, the less closely it is examined, and the more enthusiastically it is promoted. More Americans than ever before are skeptical about the integrity...

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Absent fathers have a ‘significant impact’ on behaviour of young people caught up in crime, drugs and gangs

Mar 10, 2019 by

by Martin Beckford, Mailonline: Absent fathers have a ‘significant impact’ on the behaviour of young people caught up in crime, drugs and gangs, a shocking report has found. Experts who examined the lives of 60 vulnerable teenagers in South London found that nearly three quarters were not living with their fathers. Four in ten witnessed domestic abuse and many of the parents had problems with drink or drugs or were in trouble with police themselves – with their children often following suit....

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