If a Christian doctor can be forced to deny biology, there is no hope for theology

Jul 18, 2019 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Piers Morgan has some robust views about religion and sexual-reproductive morality, and if you happen not to agree with his perfectly enlightened worldview, you are a lunatic, a bigot, or a peddler of hate (or all three). He likes to interrogate people’s dogma and expose intolerance wherever it may be found, especially if it adds to Good Morning Britain’s viewing figures or boosts his 6.72m Twitter horde. It is no surprise, therefore, that a Christian doctor who refused...

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Dualism, Oneness and Transgender Ideology

Jul 5, 2019 by

By Jane Krammer, Anglican Mainstream. The speed and extent with which Transgender Ideology has caught on has taken us by surprise. The suffering caused by gender dysphoria is intense and there is an undisputed pastoral need to engage lovingly and effectively with all those who are affected by it. Yet the ideology that has sprung up around the dysphoria appears to be advancing like an uncontainable wildfire; fight or resist it at your peril. Nonetheless, the Church has an immutable calling to...

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How will Stonewall training affect theology?

Jun 28, 2019 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: Last week I looked at how academic freedom is being threatened by transgender awareness training given by the LGBT charity Stonewall in over 40 universities in the UK. As several of these universities have departments of theology which either train ordinands for Christian ministry or accredit such training by independent theological colleges, we need to discern what sort of effect this Stonewall training could have. Specifically, we must also ask why staff...

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“We don’t do prosperity theology” – or do we?

Jun 18, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The handsome middle-aged preacher in the white suit paused dramatically, wiped his perspiring brow with a large linen handkerchief, and repeated again in a gravelly voice “praise the Lord!”. A chorus of Alleluias and Amens followed from the rapt audience. He continued: “now is the time to sow that seed of faith – the word says that whatever you give tonight, it will be multiplied in blessings and prosperity in your life. Thirty, sixty even a hundred...

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Were the Sodomites sodomites? A response to Meg Warner

Jun 17, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: The traditional view of the story of Sodom In the Bible the story of the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah is consistently depicted as an example of the judgement of God upon human sinfulness. The people of Sodom ‘were wicked, great sinners against the Lord’ (Genesis 13:13) and God eventually wiped them and the neighbouring cities from the face of the earth. The story of the final destruction of these cities is told in Genesis 19:1-29 and the traditional...

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Moral Leadership in Church and Society

Jun 14, 2019 by

by Chris Sugden, EFAC: East African Consultation of the Theological Resource Network of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion We fifteen theologians from DRCongo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda as part of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion Theological Resource Network gathered at the Africa Bible University, Kampala, Uganda from June 10-13 2019. We met to consider the theological issues and challenges in our countries, especially those posed to developing...

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