Sticks and stones . . .

Sep 8, 2019 by

by Chris Sugden, The Conservative Woman: Book Review:  The Abuse of Language and the Language of Abuse by Andrew Kirk; Grosvenor House Publications 2019, 209p. £6.39 and e-book £4.00. WOULD that all the house of bishops and their press officers might read and discuss Andrew Kirk’s discussion of the current use of words in public debate. With chapters on tolerance, equality, freedom, rights, liberal (ism), fundamentalism and homo (and other) phobias, he argues that these words (and their...

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What can Christians say about Britain and Europe?

Sep 4, 2019 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: The question of Britain’s relationship with the EU is rapidly becoming the most pressing question of our time—and perhaps the most pressing question for our national life for several generations, certainly since the end of the Second World War. Yet Christian leaders seem to fall into one of two traps—either saying something partisan which alienates one side or the others, or saying nothing at all and leaving a vacuum. It is therefore with some trepidation that I make...

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Why More Muslims Are Turning to Jesus

Aug 31, 2019 by

by David Garrison, Newsweek: In the 8th century, the Great Imam, Abu Hanifa (699-767), coined the term “House of Islam” (Dar al-Islam) as those places where Muslims enjoyed peace and security under the rule of an Islamic government. The rest of the world Hanifa designated Dar al-Harb or “the House of War.” Hanifa’s triumphalist worldview had been earned by Islamic armies that had already defeated both the Byzantine and Persian superpowers in their first century of...

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From Gay to Gospel: The Fascinating Story of Becket Cook

Aug 28, 2019 by

from The Gospel Coalition: Ten years ago, Becket Cook was a gay man in Hollywood who had achieved great success as a set designer in the fashion industry. He worked with stars and supermodels, from Natalie Portman to Claudia Schiffer, traveling the world to design photo shoots for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He attended award shows and parties at the homes of Paris Hilton and Prince. He spent summers swimming in Drew Barrymore’s pool. A decade later, Cook has moved on from that...

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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba elected 9th Archbishop of Uganda

Aug 28, 2019 by

On 28th August 2019, at a press conference held at the Provincial Secretariat, Namirembe, the Rt. Rev. Edison Irigei, Dean of the Church of Uganda, announced that the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba was elected the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The election was held during a meeting of the House of Bishops on Wednesday, 28th August 2019, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe. The election was by secret ballot and was presided over by the Provincial Chancellor. Bishop Kaziimba was...

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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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