‘Progressive’ Churches Return to Seeker-Sensitive Model

Jan 17, 2020 by

by Dustin Messer, The Gospel Coalition: “A Sunday service that is part therapy session, part standup-comedy routine, and part live concert. . . . This is not your grandmother’s idea of church!” That’s how PBS NewsHour began their recent segment on New Abbey Church in Pasadena, California. The segment on this LGBTQ-affirming church shows a standup comedian opening for a female pastor who talks about her wife to a crowd of hipster congregants. The church was founded by pastor Cory Marquez, who...

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Megachurch Evangelical Pastor Preaches Eucharistic Real Presence

Jan 8, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A star evangelical preacher has shocked Protestants after preaching on the Real Presence of Jesus in Holy Communion and rejecting the exclusively symbolic interpretation of the Eucharist. “I didn’t know that for the first 1,500 years of church history everyone saw it [the Eucharist] as the literal body and blood of Christ,” Francis Chan, megachurch pastor announced to his congregation at Epiphany. “And it wasn’t till 500 years ago...

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Relationships and Sex Education: Book now for conferences

Jan 2, 2020 by

Relationships and Sex Education: What do I need to know? The new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum is being rolled out by the Government in September 2020. Conference: Saturday 25th January 2020 10.30am – 3.30pm The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES Cost: £22 including refreshments and lunch What are the facts about RSE? What material is being    presented to children? What are our responsibilities as churches/parents/governors? How are people responding...

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Transgenderism’s denial of biology started with same-sex marriage

Dec 29, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Faith and Politics: Another month, another illiberal ruling from a scientifically illiterate judge declaring that belief in biology is “not worthy of respect in a democratic society”. The case of Maya Forstater, sacked for questioning on social media the government’s proposals for gender self-identification, follows the case in October of Dr David Mackereth, who lost his government consulting job because he declined to say he would use pronouns at odds with a person’s biological...

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ACLU demands tampons in men’s bathrooms for ‘menstrual justice’

Dec 21, 2019 by

by Martin M. Barillas, LifeSite: The left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding that tampons be provided in men’s public restrooms, ostensibly to prevent discrimination against “every person who menstruates.” In a statement released on Tuesday, the ACLU called for eliminating sales tax on feminine hygiene products and declared, “While free menstrual products are not uniformly provided in women’s restrooms, they are almost never available in men’s restrooms, even for pay.”...

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Arts Festival boost for younger Christians

Dec 12, 2019 by

A three day Christian Arts Festival has helped over 150 young people to develop their creative skills. The ground-breaking event was organised by Christians in a country where it is difficult to be open about their faith and which we cannot name, but it proved to be an important development. Last month’s event looked at the liturgical calendar and sought to build up a resource of sound Christian hymns and art that would ‘encourage and bless’ the Church in this part of the world where resources...

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