"Other prominent Christian leaders unwelcome in Vancouver churches include a chap with no surname calling himself Jesus, who alienated ecclesiastical panjandrums by calling them snakes and Saul of Tarsus who demonstrated a worrying, dehumanizing insensitivity when he invited his opponents to remove their own testicles.Read more
By any reckoning, a new day has dawned in the Church of England, and, by extension, the whole Anglican Communion and none of it bodes well for the mother church.Read more
"It takes an occasionally helpful (but over-simplified) descriptive model of the Western church during the middle part of the twentieth century and turns it into a prescriptive theological ideal or reads it back (anachronistically) into the past," he said. Harp described it as creating "a kind of Hegelian doctrinal synthesis which actually constitutes opposed positions based upon very different readings of the Bible."Read more
In the essay, called Beating the bounds in states of unfeeling, Prof Percy says of the House of Bishops' report, Marriage and Same-Sex Relations After the Shared Conversations, to be debated at Synod on 15th February, "We learnt far too much about how tortured the authors all felt in this debate; and much of their own agonizing and pain.Read more
Today, by all measurable standards the average Sunday attendance in the Anglican Church of Canada is around 320,000. If this is correct, in 40 years the average attendance will be 19,200 or less. As there is no wave of Millennials aching to fill Anglican pews this figure is probably exaggerated.Read more
Canterbury Cathedral agreed to hold the service of thanksgiving to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry after receiving a donation of £300,000 ($374,520) from the Masons for the restoration of the North-West Transept in the Cathedral.Read more
Smyth was a volunteer leader at the Christian summer "Bash" camps under the auspices of the Iwerne Trust and Iwene Holidays is alleged to have beaten as many as 22 boys who attended the camps, some of whom he met at the camps over a series of years. The attacks only stopped when one victim, the author of the anonymous letter, attempted to commit suicide.Read more
The "Texas Privacy Act," was launched on Jan. 5 as Senate Bill 6, by Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) and is strongly supported by Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. The lieutenant governor, a Baptist, is also the president of the Texas Senate.
"If passed," the Austin Chronicle reports, "SB 6 will overwrite local nondiscrimination ordinances in cities like Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio."Read more
"Earlier this week, we informed Executive Council that Bishop Stacy Sauls has filed a lawsuit against the corporation of the Episcopal Church, called the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), and an unspecified number of unnamed defendants associated with the church. The suit concerns Bishop Sauls' tenure as chief operating officer of the DFMS and his departure from that job.Read more
The document they produced to come to this simple conclusion came to 8500 words. (I'll get to that shortly.)
In biblical terms that's the equivalent of the Book of Romans and the Book of Colossians put together (8693) words. OR, the books of I & II Thess, I & II Timothy, the books of Titus, Philemon, James, Jude and II and III John, put together total (8333) words, a tad less than 8,500.Read more
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