Appeasement, compromise and silence in a D-Day for the Church

Jun 15, 2019 by

by Joe Boot, Christian Concern: Looking back to the events of World War II is instructive for reflecting on the true price of appeasement and compromise. Despite the Munich agreement of September 1938, on September 1, 1939, the Nazi regime, under the leadership of a democratically elected Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland, triggering the start of World War II. Yet this was not the beginning of German aggression under the Nazis in Europe. By March 15, 1939, not only had Germany violated numerous...

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Vicar ‘under Investigation’ for Quoting The Wee Flea!

Jun 13, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Sometimes a story arises which is so indicative of our culture and so important in its implications that it deserves an immediate response.  The Daily Telegraph, the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mirror all carried this story about Rev. Peter Hughes.    Peter quoted extensively (as did The Mirror)  from my article Parents Take Back Control – The April Record Editorial which he read on this blog.   The reporting tells its own story.   This is what we learn....

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Chelmsford: Evangelical clergy confirm vicar’s testimony

Jun 13, 2019 by

from Gafcon UK: “We are used to being told that we don’t belong” Representatives of conservative evangelical clergy from the Diocese of Chelmsford met on Wednesday 12 June to discuss, among other matters, Bishop Stephen Cottrell’s letter to clergy of June 2019. “We noticed it was carefully worded,” said Kieran Bush, Vicar of St John’s, Walthamstow. “It gave the impression that the Bishop had never suggested that John Parker should leave the Church of England. The truth is that Stephen Cottrell...

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The Lost Message of Chalke

Jun 8, 2019 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: In 2004, Steve Chalke discovered ‘The Lost Message of Jesus’ and published his book with that name. Fifteen years later he has discovered ‘The Lost Message of Paul’, and this month publishes a book with that title. This is an easy to read, and well-written book – much better stylistically than the earlier work. As always with Chalke the book will be described as ‘controversial’ and will delight some (like Rob Bell and...

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GAFCON gathers Bishops in June 2020 to guard and proclaim the faith

May 8, 2019 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: As I mentioned last Friday on my way home from Sydney, the Communique from the GAFCON Primates meeting has now been published. Others have noted that it is exceptionally clear—without the ambiguity and “parsing” that so many official Anglican Communion documents demand.  There is an abundance of concrete actions, good news of leadership transitions, new Primates on the GAFCON Primates Council, and positive developments among the GAFCON Networks and new “Branches”...

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Selective Discipline

Feb 14, 2019 by

by Bishop FitzSimons Allison, The Living Church (Hat Tip VOL) Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s response to Bishop William Love’s refusal to authorize same-sex marriages in the Diocese of Albany was to say that those “who have taken vows to obey the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the Episcopal Church must act in ways that reflect and uphold the discernment and decisions of the General Convention of the Church” [TLC, Dec. 2]. When Bishop Love took this oath, the...

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