Monthly Archives: February 2018

Giving v. Witholding a Blessing?

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 BY ALIGHTBOWN Talking of giving and withholding blessing I was intrigued earlier this week to discover that two evangelical groups, Reform and the Fellowship of Word and Spirit, are to merge under the banner of another conservative evangelical group: the … Continue reading

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Trump Critics “Messing with Almighty God” ?

Mark Gonzales: Trump’s Critics Are ‘Messing With The Hand Of Almighty God’ By Kyle Mantyla | February 20, 2018 10:27 am Earlier this month, the Religious Right organization POTUS Shield—which is run by tsunami-stopping-pastor Frank Amedia, who served as a volunteer “Christian policy liaison” for Donald … Continue reading

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Experts’ Call to Ban ‘conversion therapies’

Time to “shine a light” and ban conversion therapies – experts By Reuters PUBLISHED: 01:59 AEDT, 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 01:59 AEDT, 21 February 20 By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Treatments that claim to “cure” gay people are … Continue reading

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Know Your Enemies – Conflict in the Church

Posted on February 17, 2018by Jayne Ozanne by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge Almost all the Church divisions and disagreements I can think of are essentially asymmetrical.  Take attitudes to homosexuality.  On one side, there are people … Continue reading

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Is Organised Religion Inherently Abusive?

Posted on February 14, 2018by Jayne Ozanne by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of the General Synod Time to think about General Synod. I always find it a very complex experience, and working through … Continue reading

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Archbishop Justin Welby – 4 year on – Podcast

There is an edited audio recording of the Church Times interview with the archbishop here. Listening, this morning, to the recent CHURCH TIMES podcast, where Archbishop Justin Welby is being interviewed by the Editor, I was struck by the openness of the ABC … Continue reading

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The Role of the ABC in Royal Marriage

ROYAL ROLE  Who is Justin Welby? Archbishop of Canterbury who will marry Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The Archbishop of Canterbury said in a statement in November: ‘I am so happy that Prince Harry and Ms Markle have chosen to … Continue reading

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