Having trawled through the Christmas messages of leading Church figures, there was only one glimmer of light; only one person used the occasion of the birth of the Son of God to communicate joy to the world. And it wasn’t a cleric in a pulpit. After the Prime Minister had issued his challenge to the […]

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From Jihadwatch This case demonstrates one of the many problems with curtailing “offensive” free speech and criminalizing hurt feelings. Simply expressing a belief at variance with Islam can be seized upon as “blasphemy,” or as “offending religious sentiments,” and simply being visible in daily life as an adherent of a non-Islamic faith can be seized […]

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By Norman Russell This book (Latimer Trust, 2011) was commissioned by a group of conservative evangelical members of the General Synod of the Church of England with support from prominent traditional catholics who believe that the theological issues surrounding the consecration of women as bishops have not yet been adequately examined. It is hoped that it […]

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By Ed Thornton, Church Times CHRISTMAS sermons expressed concern at social divisions; and the Queen’s broadcast focused on the reconciliatory power of forgiveness. The Archbishop of Canterbury, preaching in Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas Day, spoke of a society where “bonds have been broken, trust abused and lost”. Society was “much the poorer” for forgetting the […]

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By Anne Hendershott, Witherspoon Institute Meet the academics who try to redefine pedophilia as “intergenerational intimacy.” The anger and disgust that most of us experienced when we learned of the allegations of sexual abuse of boys in the sports programs at Penn State and Syracuse University suggest that our cultural norms about the sexual abuse […]

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This month’s ‘Anglican Update’ for Evangelicals Now: As never before in my own lifetime, the Church of England is at a crossroads moment of great opportunity and yet great peril. I have mentioned before in these columns the opinion of a colleague on the Crown Nominations Commission that the senior ministers of the Anglican Church […]

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by Jeremy Reynalds, ASSIST News ServicePosted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 12:48 (GMT) A destroyed building at the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla AP There has been widespread condemnation in the international community of a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in Nigeria that killed almost 40 people. The […]

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