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The ties that bind our Anglican Communion family are slowly coming untied

The See of Canterbury is one of the unique features which binds us together. At the Primates' Meeting in October it was clear just how much Canterbury meant to those who came. For Anglicans, communion with the See of Canterbury -- and with its Archbishop -- is the visible expression of our communion with one another.

VOL: Realignment in the Communion is underway and won't be stopped. It is a fiction to think otherwise. Communion with the See of Canterbury and with Justin Welby in particular, is now up for grabs.

UK: Christian Teacher Suspended for 'Misgendering' Trans Pupil Sues School

He says he was investigated and suspended after he said, "well done, girls" to a group of female pupils, including a pupil who "identified" as a boy.

The teacher says he apologised immediately after the incident, but documents seen at the time showed that he had also referred to the pupil with the feminine pronouns "she" and "her" on other occasions.

The Christian is now suing the school for constructive dismissal and discrimination.

Many Americans who consider themselves evangelicals do not actually hold evangelical beliefs, survey finds

The findings also indicated that a significant number of evangelical believers reject the term "evangelical." Only 69 percent of evangelicals by belief identify themselves as evangelicals.

LifeWay noted that some studies define "evangelical" by self-identification, where respondents are required to pick from a list of religious traditions. In other surveys, the respondents are distinguished by the churches they identify with.

Rector threatens split if new Bishop of London tolerates gay relationships

The rector of St Helen's has said that his first question to the new bishop will be to ask him or her to "declare as sin what God calls sin".

If the bishop does not condemn homosexual relationships as sinful, then some form of break will be "unavoidable", the Rev William Taylor said last week in a sermon at the church, which attracts 2,000 worshippers across its four Sunday services.

He said: "We now wait to see what the new Bishop of London's views are."

The curse behind an LGBT prayer

He is campaigning for the C of E to follows the Scottish Episcopal Church to adopt same-sex marriage. His argument was that if George became homosexual, and entered a same-sex marriage, that might convince waverers what a beautiful thing the marriage of two men really was.

Not everyone was convinced that using a child as a gender-political football was in the best taste.

But the upside of Kelvin's media foray, which was picked up by a number of newspapers, was that it got people thinking and talking about some of the issues.

Sexual Revolution Has Worked Out Well, Episcopal Church Primate Reports

“It’s historic,” opined the Presiding Bishop. “Old fashioned adultery and fornication, bullying, lying and stealing was not enough, we needed the full range of LGBTQXXXxxx1212 sexualities to sweep the Church and we have been successful. Praise the Lord and let us thank Rumi the Sufi, a favorite guru of Frank Griswold. Along with the last three presiding bishops’ we have managed to throw off the shackles of biblical morality.”

Fred Hiltz, Jerusalem and Trump

Hiltz, as Anglican Primate floats, as usual, blissfully above the demands that facts and reality impose on mere mortals. Thus, he declares that Trump has acted unilaterally, in spite of the fact that the U.S. congress voted to recognise Jerusalem as capital 22 years ago. Trump has done what every other president for the last 22 years has been putting off. This is very unAnglican: Anglicans have endless conversations when something comes up that they dislike.

Hiltz is also condemning Trump's "unilateral action," saying it has set off violence in the Holy Land.

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: Matthew 4:12-17

The manner and place of his coming answers many of these questions. Jesus began his short ministry of three years in Galilee, the region around the lake which measured 14 miles long and 7 miles across. Galilee was a fertile area that supported a dense population in 204 villages. It was far from Jerusalem and the heart of Judaism and it was called Galilee of the Gentiles because of the mixture of ethnic groups and the influence of the Roman and Greek cultures. It was prosperous, hedonistic, and religiously diverse.

Morale Deficit among Faithful Ministers in the Church of England needs Tackling

In many cases, these ministers are serving in churches that are not altogether behind them theologically. And many of them are serving the Lord in dioceses that are going terribly astray spiritually and morally.

This inevitably takes its toll on clergy morale. Compared with the ministers in the uniformly orthodox Anglican Mission in England with a tremendous senior pastor in Bishop Andy Lines, who conducted the ordinations, and supportive, loving churches, many of these CofE ministers are suffering a morale deficit.

A Statement from the Global South Primates Regarding the Anglican Church in North America

"If his consecration proceeds, we recognise that we have reached a crucial and critical point in the life of the Anglican Communion and we have had to conclude that the future of the Communion itself will be put in jeopardy. In this case, the ministry of this one bishop will not be recognised by most of the Anglican world,and many provinces are likely to consider themselves to be out of Communion with the Episcopal Church (USA).

GAFCON Chairman Hails First Ordination of Priests to the Anglican Mission in England

Taking a swipe at the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Archbishop Okoh said that at Christ's return there will also be final judgement. "Those of us in the ordained ministry of the Church have a special responsibility to be messengers of the good news of the gospel by which we are saved from that judgement. To neglect that duty or to distort that message is therefore a very serious matter and brings the messengers themselves under the judgement of God.

Prince Charles' accession 'could spark debate over disestablishment' say secularists

But the new report, called Separating Church and State: The Case for Disestablishment, questions the institutional links between Church, Monarchy and Parliament and indicates that secularists are gearing up for a major discussion about the issue when Prince Charles accedes to the throne.

The report points out that only 25 per cent of countries had a state religion in 2011, while, of those, a minority were classed as liberal democracies, and that only Britain and Iran have religious leaders in their legislatures by right.

Essentials: Irenaeus of Lyon

It is in Irenaeus of Lyon that we first see all these elements brought together in an attempt to refute those who had chosen another way.

Drop in Abortions in U.S. a Victory for Pro-Life Movement but Rights of Unborn Still far off

Pro-life organizations and life advocates experience great joys in the victories, but also the greatest of sorrows in the losses. It can at times feel like an endless battle, but we have made it our mission to love the mother, who is facing a decision that will impact the rest of her life, and the baby, whose value should not be defined by how the parents feel about him/her.

Episcopal Church Banner Perfectly Captures How Progressive Christians Feel Right Now

The Rev. Alex Dyer, the priest in charge of the 126-year-old parish, is the one who designed the banner campaign. He told HuffPost that his congregation saw the signs as an "opportunity to give voice to a side of Christianity that many people may not associate with Christianity."

"There are many people who think Christians are close-minded, judgmental, and oppose science," he said. "This is not the people in the congregation or many congregations around the country."

He believes the signs capture the feelings of a lot of people in D.C. about the state of American politics.


Martin Luther's exalted aim was to share the benefits of Christ that he so richly enjoyed in seasons of great awareness of the free grace of God and respite from the inner tensions of the spiritual life of which he was fully cognizant and endured many. His dawn hours of mental illumination were long but when the darkness was dispelled and the light of truth finally broke through in all its saving splendor the spirit of the Saxon monk broke free and sprang to the heights of the jubilation of the justified sinner.

Author Melvin Tinker Exposes Neo-Marxist Trick in Culture Hijack

I remember visiting the Dome with my wife and youngest son and walking out after an hour feeling quite depressed with an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. The reason was that the Dome and its exhibitions seemed to represent all that Britain had slowly degenerated into becoming and what the new politicos wanted it to be in the future: high on style, low on substance, tacky, superficial and destined to be short lived.

The Roots of the West, its Decline, and its Possible Renewal

Much of the West is the direct result of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Of course other earlier influences would include ancient Greece and Rome, and more recently, things such as the Enlightenment. But to speak of Western civilisation is by and large to speak of Christian civilisation.

However as should be apparent to all, those religious roots of the West have been eroded, undermined and outright rejected by many, if not most, Westerners. Now the West is living on the borrowed spiritual capital of days long gone by. That cannot last much longer.

The Inalienable Right to Life: An Update on Assisted Suicide in the United States and Canada

One basic principle of these Noahide laws and the Ten Commandments subsequently given by G-d is "thou shall not kill." In the context of the debate over euthanasia, this means that no active intervention may be undertaken to terminate the life of a dying person or of a person not presently dying but suffering from an illness from which he or she may eventually die. Human life has been given to the human in trust and can only be taken away by G-d. Since G-d gives and takes away life, any form of suicide rejects G-d's sovereignty.

TEC Colorado Bishop to Retire in 2019. O'Neill leaves a legacy of pain and brokenness

Allow me to expand on that. In 2007, a single orthodox priest by the name of the Rev. Don Armstrong, rector of Grace and St. Stephen's Church in Colorado Springs, butted heads with O'Neill over the Episcopal Church's moral and theological direction. He wanted out and he wanted to keep the property.

Archbishop Duncan's Wife lashes out at Bishop Iker over Women's Ordination Task Force

Bishop Iker had stated that the Task Force on Holy Orders had been instructed not to come to a conclusion or to make any recommendation as to how to resolve the debate. He, Duncan, said the chair of the Task Force, Bishop David Hicks confirmed this to him in writing, with willingness for him to quote him publicly, that no such instruction was ever given.

Anglican Congregation Asserts First Amendment Rights, Effects Change in City Policy

Two years ago, church member Pat Broderick first had the idea to hold a gathering at a city park but was subsequently denied access by the park manager because the church wanted to play contemporary Christian music.

"It was just our way of giving back to the community and letting them know we were down the street if anybody wanted any help or anything like that," said Broderick.

Shepherd's Heart is a small yet faithful congregation of about 40-50 members started by the late Fr. Harold Hammond in 1990, but currently without a full-time rector.

GAFCON-UK Bishop Will Ordain Nine Men to Serve the AMIE in England

AMiE is part of a response to the urgent need for mission in a society which has largely abandoned its Christian heritage and to the confusion being caused by the timidity of the Church of England in upholding the unchanging truth of the gospel of Christ.

As a global family of confessing Anglicans, let us join together in thanking God for the courage of these faithful pioneers as they gather for this first ordination service of AMiE and in praying for much fruit from their ministries.


Former lesbian on why it's 'cruel' for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships

Her experience with same-sex attraction and the gay lifestyle gives her insight into what is at the heart of homosexuality and why it is fundamentally incompatible with the human person and with Christianity.

"Our Creator said that a man leaves his mother and father and comes together with his wife and the two become one flesh. God's creative design was for men and women, not for men with men or women with women," she said.

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