What do Anglicans Believe? – A review

Aug 18, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: What do Anglicans believe? [1] is a study guide to Christian doctrine which has been produced by: ‘… members of the Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) working in partnership with the Anglican Communion’s department of Theological Education in the Anglican Communion (TEAC)’ (p.5) According to its Introduction, it is intended to provide: ‘… a concise and well-grounded introduction to Christian doctrine….for use in home groups, study...

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Education and the Restoration of Moral Agency

Aug 18, 2020 by

by R J Snell, Public Discourse: Many students today lack a real formation in moral order and agency. Few adults have taught them what a worthwhile life looks like and what they could do to achieve it. University educators must give students access to authoritative moral claims, even as they allow them to judge and decide for themselves. In many ways, our time is like all others. Humans are born, live, fall in love, die—the basics. Every person still encounters the challenge of living well, and...

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Marriage still matters – and most for the poorest

Aug 16, 2020 by

by Sophia Worringer, Conservative Home: It’s the middle classes’ best-kept secret. One that improves children’s school performance, supports their physical and mental health and reduces the chances of exclusion, joining a gang or ending up NEET. Among the top quintile of couples by income, 84 per cent tie the knot. Among the bottom quintile only 45 per cent do. Why the difference? The Centre for Social Justice’s new report, Family Structure Still Matters, provides a close analysis of the...

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The end of secularism is nigh

Aug 16, 2020 by

by Tom Holland, UnHerd: Last week, on 5 August, the Prime Minister of India laid a foundation stone and helped bury a distinctive period in global history. Narendra Modi had travelled to Ayodhya, a city long identified by Hindus with one of their most beloved gods. Lord Rama — avatar of Vishnu and hero of the Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana — was said to have ruled within its walls as the very model of those who uphold truth and justice. Like Camelot, the court of Rama glimmers tantalisingly in...

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Genuine Ministry-feeding the flock and fighting the wolves

Aug 13, 2020 by

By Melvin Tinker, VirtueOnline: […] The task of Christian theology is ‘the attempt to know God in order to give God his due (love, obedience, glory).’ Given that Christ is the ultimate revelation of that knowledge, the pastor’s task in teaching that ‘truth which leads to godliness’, is to witness to the ‘reality which is in Christ’ (which is another phrase for ‘orthodoxy’) and in so far as he does this he is a ‘minister of...

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House of Bishops asked to withdraw ban on individual cups at Communion

Aug 13, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: A member of General Synod who asked the Bishops to reconsider the prohibition on individual cups, and was rebuffed by the reiteration of the view that it is “contrary to law”, has presented a detailed Opinion from barristers which concludes that there is in fact no legal barrier to the practice. Mary Durlacher, a lay member from the Diocese of Chelmsford, has sent the Opinion to the House of Bishops and all officers of General Synod, for distribution to...

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