The long, harrowing, bloody history of persecution of Christians

Sep 18, 2019 by

by Robert R Reilly, MercatorNet: A new book chronicles two millennia of hostility towards Christianity. In St. John’s Gospel, Christ told his apostles that if the world hates them, it hated him first. He then said: “But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’” (15:25) In his recent book Hated Without a Reason, Dr. Patrick  Sookhdeo, the author of more than two dozen books and a long-time champion of persecuted Christians, tells the remarkable and...

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ReNew Conference hears call to mission in the light of the future

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: The annual gathering of conservative evangelical English Anglicans addressed the uncertainties of ministry in the present, given the challenges offered by the Church of England and Western culture, and emphasised the certainty of a future under Christ’s just reign promised in Scripture. In an amusing and challenging interview, Archbishop Ben Kwashi spoke of how within ten years of narrowly avoiding death when his house and church were burned by Islamic...

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Evaluating the case for remaining in the C of E

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Peter Sanlon, Anglican Mainstream: Church Society have for some time been enthusiastically publishing (and tweeting and blogging!) resources urging evangelicals in the Church of England that there is no need to step away from the established denomination. The short collection of six papers entitled Gospel Flourishing in a Time of Confusion: Wisdom from the Bible and church history for Anglican Evangelicals Edited by Lee Gatiss...

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Sticks and stones . . .

Sep 8, 2019 by

The Abuse of Language and the Language of Abuse by Andrew Kirk; Grosvenor House Publications 2019, 209p. £6.39 and e-book £4.00  WOULD that all the house of bishops and their press officers might read and discuss Andrew Kirk’s discussion of the current use of words in public debate. With chapters on tolerance, equality, freedom, rights, liberal (ism), fundamentalism and homo (and other) phobias, he argues that these words (and their opposites) are bandied about in current debate purely as...

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“God’s Church for God’s World” — Traces of Babel Rhetoric?

Sep 5, 2019 by

By The Rev. Dr. Joseph G. Muthuraj, Virtueonline: The first Lambeth Conference met in 1867, making 2017 its 150th anniversary year. It is not surprising that the LC was not originally an idea from the Canterbury establishment. At the Provincial Synod of the Canadian Church, held on September 20, 1865, it was unanimously agreed, upon the motion of the Bishop of Ontario, urging the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Convocation of his Province that the members of Anglican Communion in all quarters...

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Satanic Temple co-founder claimed that nearly half of Satanists identify as LGBT+

Aug 27, 2019 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: In a interview for documentary Hail Satan? published in Attitude magazine, Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves claimed that nearly half of Satanists identify as LGBT+. Greaves said: “It would be a conservative estimate to say that more than 50 per cent of our membership is LGBTQ. “I think that’s because they feel disowned and disenfranchised from the traditional religious institutions. “So, you have a population willing to embrace a religious identification that...

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