By John Bingham, Telegraph Gay clergy should follow their conscience and defy the Church of England’s restrictions on same-sex marriage, a prominent bishop has said as the most radical change ever made to the legal definition of marriage in Britain comes into force. The Rt Rev Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, said priests should […]

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By Andrea Minichiello Williams   Continuous attack over five decades has left marriage as little more than a bombed-out shell, says the Chief Executive of Christian Concern, Andrea Williams, on the eve of the first legalised same-sex ‘weddings’ taking place in the UK.   “The label remains but the substance has gone . God’s blueprint […]

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frgavin on March 25th, 2014

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet   Rabbi Jonathan Sacks detects seven key ideas in Judaeo-Christian culture which explain why the West is unique.   One of the most interesting minds in Britain today is Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. A philosopher and public intellectual as well as a scholar […]

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  By Tim Stanley, Telegraph   Abortion stories read like dispatches from the frontline of a war. The Telegraph reports:   The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside […]

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frgavin on March 23rd, 2014

Bill Muehlenberg’s commentary on issues of the day… In an age where relativism and subjectivism reign, and moral absolutes and universal truths are deplored and denied, then the greatest evil becomes “judgmentalism” and “intolerance”. If there are no objective moral absolutes, then to make a moral judgment is seen as the height of intolerance and […]

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  In Westminster Hall this week the Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP led a short debate on the role and contribution of women to the ordained ministry of the Church of England. The debate celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ordination of the first women as priests in the CofE and looked ahead, both to […]

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frgavin on March 23rd, 2014

  By Bishop Wallace Benn          “No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval” 1 Corinthians 11:19 “No Church can live in integrity if it proclaims loyalty to Scripture, but then ignores Scripture when faced with new proposals for her life “ – Bishop Keith Sinclair (page […]

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