May , 2011 From The Christian Institute Oxford University’s historic theology department looks set for a controversial multi-faith rebrand. The department may also ditch the requirement for all theology undergraduates to study Biblical subjects such as Old Testament and New Testament. And a revised syllabus could place more emphasis on religions such as Islam and […]

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Archie Poulos May 20th, 2011 So many times I have heard it asked, not as a question but as an accusation;  ‘why are you not more generous to people of good heart but who differ from you on theological issues?’ and why is it appropriate that at times a person will be your ally and […]

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News Analysis By David W. Virtue May  2011 If one has any doubt about where the Anglican Communion as a whole is going, look no further than the ever increasing encirclement of evangelical Global South Anglican wagons around the liberal-revisionist West. A council of Anglican leaders who make up the Global Anglican Future Conference […]

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May 23rd, 2011 by Michael Nazir-Ali You cannot blame a politician for liking rhetoric, and President Obama’s speech on the Middle East is full of it. His favorite word “change” occurs often, and there are idealistic expressions like “a season of hope.” But what was wrapped up in the sugar coating, and will it be […]

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by Andrew Goddard and Giles Goddard This article appeared in Church Times, 20th May 2011. part of the ongoing conversation in the Goddard 2 Goddard series The Anglican Communion is not, of course, the only denomination in which this subject is bitterly divisive. Next week, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland will […]

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General assembly opens up prospects of church recognising civil partnerships for same-sex couples The Church of Scotland general assembly debate on ordaining gay ministers before voting. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Scotland‘s largest protestant church has swept away centuries of tradition and voted to allow gay men and lesbians to become ministers, opening up the prospect of […]

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Steve Kryger May 19th, 2011 18 “Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children,  talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, […]

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