"The Primates at their meeting in Canterbury last January said this was 'a fundamental departure from the faith and teaching held by the majority of our Provinces on the doctrine of marriage.' Lambeth Conference resolution 1:10 represents this standard teaching that is held by the majority of the Provinces of the Anglican Church, which recognizes marriage only between man and woman."Read more
"The Church of Nigeria restates its position that Christian marriage is a lifelong union between a man and a woman. Homosexuality and same sex relationships are not acceptable alternative or lifestyle, as our Church is a Bible believing Church."Read more
The bishops did say that while they did not speak for all Indigenous peoples, they said they consulted "broadly and deeply" with many who voiced displeasure both with the decision and the process it was made, and expressed desire for a more self-determined Indigenous Anglican community in Canada.Read more
Here is what he said: "I am somewhat nervous about the wider church trying to become more involved in the elections within dioceses. No doubt there a lot of folks that would like to see Albany move in a different direction," Love said, urging caution about whether theological diversity also becomes an issue in elections.Read more
"I'm very overwhelmed," he said on the chancel steps after the elections. "I didn't really expect to be standing here on the steps, but I'm deeply, deeply honored. I realize this is an historic day in the life of our church.Read more
It should come as no surprise then that the appointment of a self-acknowledged homosexual in Chamberlain (albeit celibate) should get pushback by the GAFCON archbishops and by a British theologian.
"We believe that this appointment is a major error," the GAFCON leaders protested.Read more
"GAFCON recognizes that the Church is not ours. It belongs to Jesus and it is Jesus who builds the Church through his word. We are to be his instruments and not presume to be the architects. Schism happens, as it has in North America, when church leaders take the design into their own hands," he said in an August letter to GAFCON followers.Read more
DOBBS: Yes, he visited Colorado, Canada, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and Atlanta.
VOL: Was he pleased at the growth of these dioceses?Read more
The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that "some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence."
Here are four of the report's most important conclusions:
• The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property--that people are 'born that way'--is not supported by scientific evidence.Read more
A researcher looking at the Church's archives after reading Mary Ann Mueller's extensive article on the crisis in American Episcopal seminaries that showed 70% of TEC's 11 seminaries with fewer than 100 students, crunched the numbers, showing that of the 11 approved and accredited seminaries (one apparently closing in 2017) only 9 exist, if one leaves out Yale and Bishop Kemper. Kemper is basically an online diploma mill. Mueller's story can be accessed here.Read more
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