Protestant Modernism’s End

Sep 25, 2021 by

by Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism: The death of Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, who gained prominence by rejecting supernatural Christianity, perhaps marks the symbolic end of Protestant modernism. His New York Times obituary is fair and compressive, noting he won accolades for touting LGBTQ inclusion, and many critics for rejecting traditional Christian beliefs about the Virgin Birth and bodily Resurrection. His Newark Diocese plunged in membership under his reign even as he took to...

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Unpersuasive and unorthodox – a response to Bishop Gregory Cameron’s words to the Welsh Governing Body

Sep 23, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: I was away on holiday when the Governing Body of the Church in Wales narrowly voted on 6 September to permit the blessing of same-sex marriages. Nothing I write now will change that vote, but I still want to comment on the case for such blessings that was set out by Bishop Gregory Cameron when he opened the debate on the matter on behalf of the Welsh bench of bishops and exercised a right of reply at the end of the debate.[1] The reason I want to comment is because what...

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Former Newark Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong is Dead

Sep 13, 2021 by

by David W Virtue, Virtueonline: He began his spiritual journey as an evangelical from the South; he died The Episcopal Church’s most notorious heretic. John Shelby Spong, 90, died in his sleep in North Carolina, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Morris Plains, New Jersey, announced. Among his more infamous statements was that “Christianity must change or die” turned out to be prophetically true. Under his leadership as the episcopal bishop of Newark from June 1976 until...

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The counterfeit ‘Gospel’ of Affirming Catholicism

Sep 4, 2021 by

by David Virtue, VOL: It has been slowly dawning on me that Satan’s real work of destroying and deconstructing the Christian Faith in the Anglican Communion is not the obvious or bald-faced lie. Christians can easily spot it and mercifully reject it. Tens of millions of Anglicans, mostly from Africa, Asia and South America have seen through the lie of homosexuality. But what Satan is masterful at is the half-truth, the counterfeit lie and “Did God say”? Over the years I have...

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Radical progressive activism and the Church of England

Aug 27, 2021 by

by Jim McConalogue, Rachel Neal and Jack Harris, Civitas: In a new report, researchers have set out to investigate the scale of support for ultra-progressive radical activist agendas alleging ‘systemic racism’ in English society, the understanding and use of ‘unconscious biases’ and prescribing a ‘climate emergency’ doctrine within the Church of England. As Tom Harris writes in the Foreword, this ‘complete departure from the Church’s central purpose risks making it unrecognisable to the grass...

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AUSTRALIAN EVANGELICALS: NEW ANGLICAN HOME

Aug 19, 2021 by

GAFCON Australia is planning a new Diocese for Anglicans who feel they have to leave their existing denominational home. Chris Sugden Richard Condie In November 2020 the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia (ACA) found no canonical objection to the Diocese of Wangaratta continuing services of blessing for same-sex unions. It used similar reasoning as the Church of England project Living in Love and Faith (LLF) – that theologians are divided over what Scripture says, and that...

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