TURNING THE DIAMOND: George Herbert on Prayer, Week 2

Mar 30, 2020 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: Note: For anyone joining this series in Week 2 (you can find the consolidated Week 1 here), we are continuing the verse-by-verse exposition of George Herbert’s sonnet “Prayer” assisted by the fine book by Dennis Lennon, Turning the Diamond: Exploring George Herbert’s Images of Prayer. Here is the sonnet in full. Prayer the Church’s banquet, angels’ age, God’s breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian...

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The virus has brought the liberal chickens home to roost

Mar 28, 2020 by

by Andrew Cadman, The Conservative Woman: […] liberals and progressives seem to have all the best tunes. They get to build the great utopias, fulfil the feel-good ideals: in their world it is always year zero, that glad confident morning when it is bliss to be alive. Conservatism, especially social conservatism, seems by comparison deadly dull. In our modern world of hitherto unimaginable plenty, it is not surprising that liberalism triumphed: looking at those pictures of those young...

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Pandemic Sounds Death Knell for Gay Pride

Mar 27, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: The Wuhan virus is wiping out gay pride parades on a global scale with over 170 LGBT+ events and pride festivals now canceled or indefinitely postponed. “It’s very clear that this pandemic is going to have a huge impact on our movement,” says Kristine Garina, president of the European Pride Organizers Association (EPOA). “It is ironic that over the last few decades, various politicians, presidents, prime ministers, mayors, archbishops...

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Installation of the New Primate of Nigeria

Mar 26, 2020 by

BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE, reporter for the Church of Nigeria “There is nothing and no one, who can help us, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” This was the crux of the message of the new Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Henry C. Ndukuba at the commemoration of the Archbishop Nicholas Okoh’s decade of Primacy and Primate Ndukuba’s presentation as the 5th Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion held at the Cathedral Church of...

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Coronavirus exploited by enemies of democracy

Mar 26, 2020 by

by Pavel Stroilov, Christian Concern: Let us be very clear about what happened this week with the abortive imposition of DIY abortions under the pretext of fighting coronavirus. On Monday afternoon, the gov.uk website published an official legislative document, which drastically changed the substance of the law with immediate effect… …These were the very DIY abortions on demand which the pro-death lobby had been lusting after for many years. As long as we had a properly functioning...

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It’s time to drop Scottish ‘sex-swap’ Bill

Mar 25, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: The Scottish Roman Catholic Church has urged the Holyrood Government to drop the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which allows self-declaration of gender without medical involvement and reduces the age limit to 16. While it seems likely that fast-track gender swaps will not go ahead in England and Wales, the SNP are pushing ahead with the reform in Scotland, despite dissent in their ranks and opposition from feminist groups and others. In a letter to First Minister...

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