Progressives vs conservatives: This is why we can’t just all get along

Mar 20, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Christian Today: Since 2016 and the Brexit and Trump breakthroughs it is often said that the biggest divide in politics is between the ‘somewheres’ and the ‘anywheres’, the nationalists and the globalists. This is true, but it is also only one symptom of the deeper divide that exists on a number of fronts between conservatives and progressives. This is the divide between those who believe the world has a given order that ought to be respected because it...

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Scotland: Revisionism’s Gravitational Pull

Feb 23, 2019 by

‘If you want me to stick my neck out, I think I would say that if the Church were officially to approve homosexual partnerships as a legitimate alternative to heterosexual marriage, this so far diverges from biblical sexual ethics that I would find it exceedingly difficult to stay. I might want to stay on and fight a few more years, but if they persisted, I would have to leave.’ (John Stott, Balanced Christianity, p. 63) The Revd David McCarthy, Rector of St Thomas’ Church, Costorphine,...

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Our politicians are in dire need of moral rearmament

Feb 17, 2019 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: WHILST there was a real possibility that Britain would be invaded by the Nazis in 1940, Winston Churchill was consuming a considerable amount of champagne as well as whisky on a daily basis. He also probably ate in a week what would have fed five families in London’s East End for a month. But if you had put this to a Briton in an air raid shelter at the time, he or she would not have been bothered. Why not? Because they knew that Churchill was not asking...

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Archbishop of Canterbury says Spouses of Homosexual bishops not welcome to Lambeth 2020

Feb 16, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, threatened by calls for orthodox Anglican bishops not to attend Lambeth 2020, has backed down and says he has written a letter to several homosexual bishops saying they cannot bring their spouses to Lambeth next year. “I need to clarify a misunderstanding that has arisen. Invitations have been sent to every active bishop. That is how it should be — we are recognizing that all those consecrated into the office of...

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EFAC: successful re-launch completed

Jan 26, 2019 by

by Revd Richard Crocker, Evangelicals Now: The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) held the second part of its 2018 international Council meeting in Nairobi in October. The successful establishment of the Council heralds EFAC’s reemergence as a powerful international Anglican ministry. EFAC’s vision is to encourage and develop biblically faithful fellowship, teaching and mission, as well as to resource church leaders throughout the Anglican world. There were 22...

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Offerings doubled by contactless collections: Church of England digital giving scheme to go nationwide

Jan 23, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The successful trial of contactless offerings in the Church of England has led to an extension of the scheme across England and Wales, according to the company behind it. London-based payment technology company SumUp has introduced the contactless collection box, aimed at making donations and transactions faster and easier for congregations, in a small number of churches. It says they have experienced a doubling of donations since its introduction. The technology can be...

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