Schools are using ‘overtly political materials to educate children about gender’

Jul 7, 2021 by

by Henry Martin, Mailonline: Schools are using ‘overtly political materials’ to educate children about gender issues, Ofsted has warned. Despite a statutory requirement for neutrality, some staff are ‘confusing’ their legal obligations under The Equality Act 2010 with moral issues and often ‘inadvertently’ teaching without acknowledging certain material as political, the watchdog said. Ofsted’s director of corporate strategy Chris Jones said that...

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GAFCON Chairman’s July 2021 Letter

Jul 2, 2021 by

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ and Members of the Gafcon Family, Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and only Savior! First of all, I want to thank all of you who participated in our global Gafcon Giving Day by prayer or by your financial gifts. Your generosity and faithfulness are greatly appreciated. Gafcon’s gospel witness has a vital role in today’s world. You are making that possible through your sacrificial gifts. Thank you! Many of you have heard about or seen the...

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Rev Dr Joel Edwards CBE: his lasting legacy

Jul 1, 2021 by

from Evangelical Alliance: A track record of dedicated service to the church and wider society, former Evangelical Alliance general director Rev Dr Joel Edwards CBE leaves behind a lasting legacy. We thank God for the life and ministry of Joel Edwards, and his 20 years of faithful service with the Evangelical Alliance and the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance. Joel Edwards leaves behind an inspiring legacy of unity in diversity, social engagement and Christ-centred service. A unifier...

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The turning tide of intellectual atheism

Jun 29, 2021 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, MercatorNet: A growing number of leading serious intellectuals are recognising the need for Christianity’s resurrection but can’t quite bring the faith to life in themselves. Recently, I spent some time on the phone with Niall Ferguson, the Scottish historian and Milbank Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, for a review I was writing of his latest book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe. In the first chapter, Ferguson refers several times to...

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Church of England should recognise same-sex weddings, says bishop

Jun 27, 2021 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, pushes for ‘gender-neutral marriage canon’ and church ceremonies. A senior bishop has said the Church of England should recognise marriage between people of the same sex and allow such ceremonies in church, a move that would break with centuries of Christian teaching. Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, called for a “gender-neutral marriage canon” in a controversial and hard-hitting speech on Saturday, making him the most senior...

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Post-evangelical theologian reveals humanistic roots of LLF

Jun 25, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Many theories begin as a corrective to other dominant ideas. This tendency to challenge existing generally accepted narratives is important, as it can lead to positive progress. From a Christian point of view it is an important trait in our human make-up – while Christianity is often seen as on the side of conservatism, its founder figures, Abraham, Moses, Paul and the other apostles, and supremely Jesus himself, often questioned and led people away...

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