Of course we know that the controversy over the reading at our Islamic Eucharist has
nothing to do with something as trivial and minor as Christ's divinity. The real reason is
me - it's all about me, and the fact I am gay. Or possibly that the lector was female. Had
the service been led by a heterosexual cleric and the Qur'an read by a man, there would
not have been a single word of protest, not a cheep. No-one would have concerned
Not since the Passion of the Christ has there been a movie that touches such a raw nerve where the conjunction of faith, life and death meet. The outcome of the Passion movie was, of course predictable. We know its beginning and how it all ended. Such is not the case with SILENCE.
If you are a secularist, humanist or atheist, you will likely be unaffected by the movie's theme, though the level of torture is gruesome.Read more
Conflict, in turn, puts pressure on a character in a story. The greater the pressure, the deeper we see into the character's true nature. We enjoy watching a movie when the character comes under more and more pressure to make more and more difficult choices until we think he is about to crack and go insane under the pressure. Then, at the climax of the movie, we see how making these choices under pressure have profoundly changed the humanity of the character.Read more
The strength of the encounter was the friendship and mutual admiration it produced. Inter faith dialogue is undoubtedly enriched by trust and affection of this kind. But it can only take us so far. The weakness, was that we did not speak at all about 'the problem'.
The problem was not about the 'Good' which we recognised together, it was about two things; the ranking of God's virtues, and the struggle between truth and deception.Read more
For photographs and the complete story go to the Index-Journal's post here: http://indexjournal.com/news/-This-is-a-symbol-of-the-town--19508473
Trinity Abbeville is in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina.Read more
Dr. Jensen's response to what were very forthright comments by Archbishop Idowu-Fearon came in an article published online by GAFCON on 31st December (see www.gafcon.org/ blog/is-gafcon-the-problem).Read more
This was at a time when women were being ordained as priests in other Anglican dioceses across the country, but Sydney continued to resist the tide.
"I said, 'Oh, Peter, all right, I'll do it for you, but I really don't want to. I don't want to spend energy on this,'" remembers Marcia.
An historian and lay preacher at St. Swithuns, Pymble, Marcia says her speech cost her a lot because of the outcry it caused in certain quarters.Read more
The GAFCON movement has a vital role to play in this task. Our vision is that the Anglican Communion, consisting of some 80 million people in 165 different nations, should be fit for purpose in reaching people around the globe for Jesus Christ. We are not, as some allege, leaving the Communion, but working for its reform and renewal and developing new structures where necessary.Read more
"If we recognise that every specific act of existing, or currently actual confluence of agencies, is one way in which an eternal act of existing is shared, this reinforces the idea that our linguistic response is a search for transparency to the full range of the active situation in which we are set--and so, ultimately, transparency to the eternal act."Read more
You can tell when the old secular blokes and the laptop are feeling unloved and unnoticed; that's the moment when they put out their latest call for the disestablishment of the Church of England.
The which they have just done today. Perhaps they were miffed by the Queen speaking out increasingly forthrightly in her Christmas messages? This year she said movingly and memorablyRead more
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