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  • Dissenting Priest Defies Church of England's Teaching on Marriage, 'Marries' his Homosexual Paramour

    04/15/2014 8:04:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    A practicing homosexual priest has defied the Church of England's ban on homosexual and lesbian clergy marrying by wedding his longtime male homosexual companion. The 58-year-old Canon Jeremy Pemberton, a divorced hospital chaplain, wed his long-term homosexual paramour, 51-year-old Laurence Cunnington, this past weekend. A leading member of the church's faithful wing has called for discipline of any clergy seen to be veering from Christian orthodoxy concerning marriage and warned of a "crisis" if the leadership failed to take action.LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The couple predict that they will be the first of many homosexual clergy to marry....
  • Church of England to act against anti-gay bullying

    07/06/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 3:51 PM EDT
    The archbishop of Canterbury has announced a campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in Church of England schools, acknowledging that attitudes toward sexuality have changed. Archbishop Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world’s Anglican Communion, stressed that the Church of England wasn’t changing its teaching on gay relationships, but that it would be “absurd and impossible” to ignore shifting cultural attitudes. …
  • Fmr Church of England priest & retired organist face jail for sexually abusing boys as young as 10

    04/05/2013 12:46:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Friday, April 5, 2013 Daily Mail | Olivia Williams
    - Organist told police 'I know I like boys and it has cost me everything' - Priest climbed into a bath with one of the boys while aroused - He got into bed and pressed himself against a 13-year-old boy - One victim reported the abuse to another vicar but nothing was done - He told police last year when he realised priest still had contact with children Guilty: Father Keith Wilkie Denford groomed two teenage boys over 18 months A former Church of England priest and a retired organist were found guilty today of a string of child sex...
  • Church of England to allow homosexual bishops in civil partnerships

    01/05/2013 2:06:47 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 5, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    There is a story at CNA/EWTN that made me chuckle a little.What for what is wrong with this (including the terminology). London, England, Jan 4, 2013 / 06:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church of England has decided to permit gay male clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops, provided that they promise to be celibate. [First, let's work to get Catholic news services to stop playing into the hands of the homosexualists by using the word "gay". Next, do they mean "celibate" (unmarried) or "continent" (not sexually active)?]“The House (of Bishops) believed it would be unjust to exclude from consideration...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Says Anglican Church Wounded, Not Dead

    12/25/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/25/12
    LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the Church of England on Tuesday said a vote last month that struck down proposals to allow women to become bishops had been "deeply painful", but that Christianity was still relevant in Britain despite falling numbers of believers. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who leads the global 80-million-strong Anglican Communion, said in his Christmas day sermon that the answer to the question of whether Christianity had "had its day" was a "resounding no". The Church of England narrowly voted against allowing women bishops last month - to the dismay of Williams and Prime Minister...
  • Hundreds more Church of England defections (to Catholic Church) expected

    12/28/2011 11:54:02 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | December 28, 2011 | Martin Beckford
    At least 20 clergy and several hundred of their parishioners are already lined up to join the Ordinariate, the new structure set up by the Pope a year ago that allows them to remain some of their Anglican heritage while entering into full communion with the Holy See. But many more members of the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England are likely to defect following a critical meeting of its governing body, the General Synod, if traditionalists who cannot accept the ordination of women are denied special provision. The head of the Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton, told The Daily...
  • Church of England bishops 'will be allowed to become nuns', according to Synod source

    07/14/2010 6:12:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 14, 2010 | Damian Thompson
    Male bishops could become Anglican nuns, under Synod proposalsI thought this was a spoof at first, but it seems not: a General Synod working party is exploring whether the Church of England’s male bishops can join religious orders previously reserved for women. In other words, become Anglican nuns.As usual, the Synod’s topsy-turvy ecclesiology is a mystery to me, but I gather that the idea is that bishops would be entitled to take vows in orders of nuns so that they can provide special episcopal oversight to the sisters. It’s a typically ingenious Anglican response to the forthcoming ordination of women...
  • Christian Views on Homosexuality Deemed "Hate Speech" by European Rights Agency

    07/01/2010 8:17:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 30, 2010 | Hilary White
    ROME, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When a European Christian pro-family group applied to join the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the EU’s Human Rights Agency, they did not expect to be denounced as promoters of “hate.” The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) objected to a statement by the Alliance of Romania’s Families (ARF) calling same-sex “marriage” an example of “human degeneration,” and denied their request for membership. The ARF, a group lobbying to retain Romania’s traditional Christian social and legal underpinnings, had written on their website that, “So-called alternatives such as ‘families’ consisting of same-sex, are nothing but expressions...
  • Methodists declare 'we're ready to merge' with Church of England

    02/16/2010 9:33:48 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 482+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 12, 2010 | Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
    The Methodist Church is prepared to be absorbed by the Church of England if that is the price of unity, Britain’s most senior Methodist said yesterday. The Rev David Gamble, president of the Methodist Conference, told the General Synod of the Church of England, meeting at Church House, Westminster: “We are prepared to go out of existence, not because we are declining or failing in mission, but for the sake of mission.” Methodists were “prepared to be changed and even to cease having a separate existence as a Church” if that served the needs of the Kingdom of God. The...
  • Church of England to Push Ahead With Plan For Women Bishops

    02/08/2010 6:00:41 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies · 301+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 2/7/10 | Ruth Gledhill
    The Church of England is to go ahead with the plan to create women bishops without giving in to demands from traditionalists for a separate structure of bishops and archbishops untainted by the hands of a woman. Traditionalists oppose women bishops because they argue that Jesus had no women disciples and that the apostolic succession of bishops, passed down by the laying of hands at ordination, should therefore be male. Traditionalists warned last night that the decision, to be announced at the General Synod today, will trigger an exodus from the Church of England of many thousands of priests and...
  • Queen 'Appalled' at Church of England Moves, Claim Vatican Moles

    10/04/2009 7:23:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies · 1,663+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/3/09 | Richard Eden
    When Pope Benedict visits this country next year, he is expected to stay at Buckingham Palace as a guest of the Queen. The warmth of her welcome will come as no surprise to the Pontiff, if senior sources at the Vatican are to be believed. According to informants quoted in The Catholic Herald, the Queen has "grown increasingly sympathetic" to the Catholic Church over the years while being "appalled", along with the Prince of Wales, at developments in the Church of England. The usually well-informed newspaper adds that the Queen, who is the Supreme Governor of the C of E,...
  • Beware the new axis of evangelicals and Islamists

    03/05/2009 3:33:44 PM PST · by Parmenio · 60 replies · 1,941+ views
    The Spectator ^ | March 4, 2009 | Melanie Phillips
    Melanie Phillips says there is a dangerous new alliance between anti-Israel Christians and radical Muslim groups, often plotting in secret against their common enemy Last weekend the Revd Stephen Sizer, vicar of Christ Church, Virginia Water appeared at an anti-Israel meeting with an Islamist called Ismail Patel. Patel has not only accused Israel of ‘genocide’ and ‘war crimes’ but considers Disney to be a Jewish plot and supports Hamas, Iran and Syria. Sizer is a virulent opponent of Christian Zionism and of Israel, which he has said he hopes will disappear just as did the apartheid regime in South Africa....
  • Great Britain: Bishop warns of no-go zones for non-Muslims (Too dangerous to enter)

    01/05/2008 2:54:47 PM PST · by Stoat · 74 replies · 444+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 5, 2007 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Bishop warns of no-go zones for non-Muslims By Jonathan Wynne-Jones  Last Updated: 7:53pm GMT 05/01/2008     Islamic extremists have created "no-go" areas across Britain where it is too dangerous for non-Muslims to enter, one of the Church of England's most senior bishops warns today. The Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester and the Church's only Asian bishop, says that people of a different race or faith face physical attack if they live or work in communities dominated by a strict Muslim ideology.   Bishop Nazir-Ali warns that attempts are being made to give Britain an increasingly Islamic...
  • C of E child abuse was ignored for decades

    10/21/2007 1:21:12 AM PDT · by managusta · 72 replies · 250+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 21/10/2007 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Child abuse has gone unchecked in the Church of England for decades amid a cover up by bishops, secret papers have revealed. Information that could have prevented abuse has been "lost or damaged", concerns about individuals have been ignored and allegations have not been recorded. It means that the Church has no idea how many paedophiles are in its midst. Lawyers warned last night that the Church faces a crisis as catastrophic as the one that engulfed the Roman Catholic Church and cost it millions of pounds in damages. Richard Scorer, a solicitor who has specialised in child abuse cases,...
  • The Bishop of Durham Criticizes the Government’s new Adoption Policy

    01/30/2007 9:54:50 AM PST · by Huber · 5 replies · 327+ views
    Titus Online ^ | 1/29/07
    Dr Wright, in his car on his way to address a conference at Swanwick, was furious with the Government. “There is no way that the Catholic Church is going to change its mind on this one given 18 months or so.” he said. “This completely fails to take into account the views and beliefs of all those involved. The idea that New Labour - which has got every second thing wrong and is backtracking on extended drinking hours, is in a mess over this cash-for-peerages business, cannot keep all its prisons under control - the idea that New Labour can...
  • South Vineland Times, Sesonal Highlights 10 December AD 2006

    12/31/2006 10:31:23 AM PST · by South Vineland Times · 182+ views
    The South Vineland Times | 10 December AD 2006
    Seasonal Highlights from The South Vineland Times, "Whomever you might be and wherever you might find yourself on the journey of The Faith, You are welcome to share with us in the richness of God's Grace" From Our Vicar Father Albert has been homilising on the Lord’s blessings and our Christian responsibilities throughout this Season. He has concentrated on Welsh spirituality and holy sites, ancient British philosophy and some of the lesser discussed Saints of Britain, following his return from an the region. Our Vicar will be worshipping with us the 2nd Sunday in each month throughout the coming seasons...
  • Muslim 'victim mentality' attacked

    11/05/2006 4:31:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 928+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 November 2006
    A SENIOR Church of England cleric whose father converted from Islam has attacked the world view of some Muslims, accusing them of incompatible double standards of "victimhood and domination". “Their complaint often boils down to the position that it is always right to intervene when Muslims are victims, as in Bosnia or Kosovo, and always wrong when Muslims are the oppressors or terrorists, as with the Taliban or in Iraq,” said the CoE's only Asian bishop, Michael Nazir-Ali. Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester in southeast England, was quoted today as saying because of a “dual psychology” in which some Muslims...
  • It's a sin to fly, says church

    07/23/2006 4:00:26 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 109 replies · 2,939+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 7/23/2006 | Jonathan Leake
    The Sunday Times July 23, 2006 It's a sin to fly, says church THE Bishop of London has declared it sinful for people to contribute to climate change by flying on holiday, driving a “gas-guzzling” car or failing to use energy-saving measures in the home, writes Jonathan Leake. Richard Chartres will encourage vicars to preach more green sermons and warn congregations that it is now a moral obligation for Christians to lead eco-friendly lifestyles. Chartres, who chairs the bishops’ panel on the environment, said: “There is now an overriding imperative to walk more lightly upon the earth and we need...
  • LONDON: Bishops are urged to repel advance of multifaith society

    05/26/2006 5:17:34 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 5 replies · 292+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 5/26/2006 | Ruth Gledhill
    SENIOR Church of England bishop has delivered an extraordinary attack on his fellow church leaders, accusing them of pandering to a multifaith society. The Bishop of Rochester, the Right Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, says that the Church is suffering a "full-frontal assault" on its place in British society. However, bishops are failing to act, allowing key Christian activities in institutions such as prisons and hospitals to be reduced to a "multifaith mishmash". Despite a growing threat to Britain's traditional identity as a Christian country, bishops have found it impossible to act in unity or even discuss "ways of upholding the uniqueness...
  • Mark Steyn: The Something They Will Believe In [blue state America, Britain, and Europe]

    05/02/2006 5:18:02 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 69 replies · 2,711+ views
    National Review (via Steynonline) ^ | April 17th 2006 issue | Mark Steyn
    Two days before Christmas, I was in a store in Vermont buying a last-minute gift when the owner’s twentysomething daughter walked in. “Thanks for the sweater, mom,” she said. “Kevin really liked his present, too.” “But it’s only the 23rd,” said the bewildered lady. “Mom,” sighed the kid, wearily. “How many times do I have to tell you? We always open our presents on the solstice.” A couple of weeks later, a neighbor of mine in New Hampshire got married. He’s a biker and a tattooist, and he’s deeply spiritual. So he and his bride were married in the middle...
  • Science does not challenge my faith - it strengthens it [Bishop of Oxford]

    04/16/2006 2:17:40 AM PDT · by ToryHeartland · 139 replies · 1,956+ views
    Observer (UK) ^ | 16 April 2006 | Richard Harries (Bishop of Oxford)
    There is a paradox about the current bout of media atheism. It is producing a great deal of sound and fury, but most ordinary, fair-minded people I talk to find it increasingly lacking credibility. Richard Dawkins has produced two films suggesting that religion, not the love of money, is the root of all evil and he has a new book on the subject out later in the year. Daniel Dennett has been touring the broadcasting studios plugging his book, Breaking the Spell, about the evolutionary origins and purpose of religion, and Lewis Wolpert has just written a book about believing...
  • Semi-News: Anglicans to Pull Out of Stocks of Israeli Businesses

    02/23/2006 5:20:01 PM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 227+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 19 Feb 2006 | John Semmens
    The governing body of the Church of England voted to divest from any corporations that it contends support Israel's activities in Gaza and the West Bank. The idea of divestiture was ushered in two years ago by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The Israeli policy of retaliation against terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians sparked the Anglican move. “We agree with Kofi Annan (UN Secretary General) that the Israeli Defense Force’s targeting of terrorist leaders amounts to execution without trial,” Bishop Arnold Mann. “We want to send a message that the Jews should be doing as our savior Jesus Christ bade us...
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN PRIMATE BLASTS ECUSA, RIPS CHURCH OF ENGLAND

    01/16/2006 6:22:19 AM PST · by Huber · 27 replies · 641+ views
    VirtueOnLine ^ | 1/13/2006 | David W. Virtue
    BIRMINGHAM, AL: (1/13/2006)--The primate of Central Africa, the Most Rev. Bernard Malango, says the Episcopal Church will never repent and come in line with Scriptural faith, and blasted same-sex civil unions in the Church of England saying they could undermine the whole Anglican Communion and the Archbishop of Canterbury's ability to hold the church together, fatally compromising Lambeth 2008. "They [ECUSA] think they are clever and we are ignorant. They believe that they can say one thing and do another and we will be confused and fooled. However, those of us who walked through ECUSA and Canada know what it...
  • ADVISOR TO OXFORD BISHOP ACCUSED OF CHILD PORN OFFENSES

    12/07/2005 2:49:05 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 32 replies · 1,528+ views
    virtueonline ^ | Dec 7 05 | David Virtue
    Oxford, England--A senior vicar and key advisor to the Bishop of Oxford has been accused of a string of child porn offenses. A bespectacled Richard Thomas, 55, and a married priest, was arraigned in court on Monday and charged with eight counts of making and eight counts of possessing indecent pictures of children, according to the INS News Agency. Thomas neither admitted nor denied the charges during the short hearing at Didcot Magistrates' Court, Oxford. Thomas, who is Director of Communications for the Diocese of Oxford, advising Bishop Richard Harries said he would defend himself "vigorously" against the charges, which...
  • Church Society: An Open Letter to the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England

    05/27/2005 5:16:16 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 232+ views
    The Church Society ^ | 5/27/2005 | Church Society
    Why an Open Letter The Church of England is currently being torn apart by division caused by departure from Biblical teaching and historic Christian practice. In July the General Synod will vote on whether to call for legislation to permit the consecration of women as bishops. This change will further divide the Church since many believe it to be contrary to Scripture. However, in the letter we have sought to get back behind this one issue and address how the Church of England now permits changes in doctrine and practice. Obviously more could be said but we have tried to...
  • Is Protestant England on its last legs?

    05/17/2005 5:13:27 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 9 replies · 504+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 5/12/2005 | Ruth Gledhill
    LONDON (May 12, 2005)-- Anyone would think that with the demise of the Pope has come another death, that of our national church. Read Ruth Gledhill's comments and send us your views - using the e-mail form at the bottom of this page In case you hadn't noticed, with the demise of the Pope has come another death, that of Protestant England. * Oh, so you hadn't realised? Your church is still standing, your services continuing on their weekly round, your vicar still paid his or her stipend. Well, maybe we shouldn't inquire too closely into that last one. But...
  • ++Paul Richardson: Church and World [CofE]

    05/05/2005 8:14:18 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 98+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 5/04/2005 | ++Paul Richardson
    A chorus of outrage greeted Cormac Murphy O’Connor’s call to Catholics to ask parliamentary candidates about their views on abortion. The Archbishop of Canterbury entered the debate by stating his own anxieties about the present abortion law but he rejected the idea that the general election will be a ‘rerun of the US election of 2004 with a moral conservative panic dictating votes’. Whether the remarks by Rowan Williams will quieten the worries of Magnus Linklater and others who believe that it is irresponsible to raise abortion as an election issue is open to question. According to the Times columnist,...
  • British TV exorcism planned

    01/05/2005 3:28:15 PM PST · by missyme · 25 replies · 608+ views
    Religion News ^ | Jan 4th, 2005
    Religious leaders are concerned the exorcism will be dangerous An exorcism will be shown for the first time on British television as part of a new programme, the Daily Mirror reports. But religious leaders have slammed the idea and said Channel 4's show, Exorcism, could be "very dangerous". The programme is being pitched as a serious scientific experiment as industry regulator Ofcom prohibits "actual demonstrations of exorcisms and occult practices" on TV. A Channel 4 insider told the newspaper: "The aim is to stage an exorcism for television to test the science involved. "It would involve the church and leading...
  • [England] African and Asian clergy bring world mission home

    08/26/2004 5:23:02 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 160+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 26 August 2004 | staff writers
    African and Asian clergy bring world mission home The Church of England is becoming a mission field for African and Asian clergy, who are making up an increasingly significant minority in dioceses across the country. Over 100 priests from the Global South are estimated to have arrived in parishes over the last couple of years, an investigation by The Church of England Newspaper has found. At least 20 African and Asian clergy have been posted to minister in parishes in the London diocese and around six have begun work in Chelmsford diocese. Out of the clergy who have moved into...
  • Anglican Mainstream meeting with Prime Minister's Appointments Secretary

    07/19/2004 10:02:53 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 120+ views
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 19 July 2004 | staff writers
    Anglican Mainstream meeting with Prime Minister's Appointments Secretary 19th July 2004 Anglican Mainstream is grateful for the generosity of the Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretary in making time available for a full discussion of the issues which Anglican Mainstream had raised with the Prime Minister about recent Church appointments. The following were present at the meeting: Dr Philip Giddings (Convenor, Anglican Mainstream UK); Rev Nick Wynne Jones (a Director of the Church of England Evangelical Council); Rev David Phillips (General Secretary of the Church Society); Rev John Coles (Chairman of New Wine); Canon Dr Chris Sugden (Anglican Mainstream International. It was...
  • Bishops plan his and hers Church

    07/19/2004 8:46:48 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 138+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 20 July 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Bishops plan his and hers Church By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 20/07/2004) Proposals to divide the Church of England into two - one part with female clergy and one without - are being discussed by Church leaders to avert an exodus of traditionalists when women become bishops. The Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope, has told friends he believes such a scheme, though highly controversial, is probably the only way to hold the Church together if it decides to consecrate women. He has privately won support from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who agrees the options facing...
  • Evangelicals to shun Bishop of St Albans

    07/08/2004 8:10:05 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 141+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 8 July 2004 | staff writers
    Evangelicals to shun Bishop of St Albans Number: 5725 Date: July 8, Evangelical clergy are making plans to keep the Bishop of St Albans out of their parishes following last Friday’s controversial installation of Jeffrey John as Dean of St Albans. The service to install Dr John last Thursday took place with only minor protests outside but many evangelical clergy boycotted the service. The Bishop of St Albans, Christopher Herbert remained defiant, declaring in his sermon that the reality of the call to Christian service is ‘confused’. Moses was a murder, he pointed out, and St Paul a religious thug...
  • Dr Williams, beware of false prophets

    07/03/2004 6:58:24 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 136+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 04 July 2004 | Editorial Staff
    Dr Williams, beware of false prophets (Filed: 04/07/2004) The Archbishop of Canterbury has again been pronouncing on British foreign policy. Last week, it emerged that Dr Rowan Williams had, with Dr David Hope, the Archbishop of York, written to the Prime Minister criticising "recent developments in Iraq and the Middle East". He singled out the "brutal and indecent" treatment of Iraqi detainees, and the alleged influence on the Bush administration of Christian Zionists, whose "interpretations of the Scriptures from outside the mainstream of the tradition" were "fostering an uncritical and one-sided approach to the future of the Holy Land". "Many...
  • Trouble in St Albans: a worm's-eye view

    07/02/2004 8:21:00 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 118+ views
    Church of England Newspaper via Virtuosity ^ | 1 July 2004 | Colin Russell
    Trouble in St Albans: a worm's-eye view By Colin Russell CEN Newspaper In the last few weeks the diocese of St Albans has been racked by controversy following the appointment of Jeffrey John as new Dean of the Abbey. More heat than light has been generated and many ordinary people are hurt, angry, fed up and confused. So this is an attempt to clarify some of the issues by a parishioner who has no official role at all in the dispute. A worm's-eye view can sometimes be useful, if only because there are an awful lot of worms. So what...
  • Parishes plan to turn the financial screw

    07/02/2004 8:13:22 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 72+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 1 July 2004 | staff writers
    Parishes plan to turn the financial screw Number: 5724 Date: July 1, Evangelical churches are being provided with advice on taking fiscal action against their dioceses that could bring further ruin to the Church of England’s finances. Anglican Mainstream has issued guidelines for parishes considering withholding their quota contributions, asserting that such a protest against “unorthodoxy and poor stewardship” is biblically justifiable. A number of parishes in the Oxford diocese warned that they would stop paying their parish share following the selection of Canon Jeffrey John to be Bishop of Reading, and his appointment as Dean of St Albans has...
  • New Bible translation promotes fornication Archbishop of Canterbury

    06/24/2004 7:21:03 AM PDT · by take · 142 replies · 2,280+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 24, 2004
    New Bible translation promotes fornication Archbishop of Canterbury praises version for 'extraordinary power' A brand-new translation of the Bible – praised by Britain's archbishop of Canterbury, that nation’s senior Christian voice – flatly contradicts traditional core Christian beliefs on sex and morality. Titled "Good as New," the new Bible is translated by former Baptist minister John Henson for the "One" organization, to produce what the group calls a "new, fresh and adventurous" translation of the Christian scriptures. Archbishop Rowan Williams The 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams – leader of the Church of England – describes it is a...
  • Bishop says discipline measure will kill Anglicanism

    06/24/2004 10:55:29 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 90+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 24 June 2004 | staff writer
    Bishop says discipline measure will kill Anglicanism Number: 5723 Date: June 24, The prospect of heresy trials being reintroduced to the Church of England, only days after the Pope repeated his apology for the Inquisition, loom on the horizon when General Synod debate the matter next month. In an interview with The Church of England Newspaper, Bishop David Jenkins, notorious as Bishop of Durham for denying the physical resurrection and the virgin birth, claimed that the passing of the Clergy Discipline (Doctrinal) Measure “would mean the end of Anglicanism.” In The Times on Tuesday the religion correspondent, Ruth Gledhill reported...
  • FEMINIZATION OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND REVEALS WASTELAND - The Episcopal Church parallels decline

    06/20/2004 8:55:44 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 17 replies · 242+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 19 June 2004 | David Virtue
    FEMINIZATION OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND REVEALS WASTELAND - The Episcopal Church parallels decline News Analysis By David W. Virtue LONDON, UK-A traditionalist Church of England priest says that the imposition of women bishops will confirm and finalize a long-standing drift from Catholic teaching and place all hope of corporate reunion finally beyond reach. The Rev Robbie Low, a member of Cost of Conscience, a traditionalist organization with Forward in Faith, writes in the June of issue of New Directions that "reunion will continue piecemeal as faithful Christians move away from the Anglican Church into the historic Communions." More worrying, writes...
  • [Barf Alert] [meanwhile among the leftists...]Psalm 23: the war version

    06/03/2004 8:22:31 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 9 replies · 101+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 3 June 2004 | staff writer
    Psalm 23: the war version Number: 5720 Date: June 3, It used to be terrifying enough to walk through “the valley of the shadow of death”, but today’s churchgoers will now have to consider the danger of a “full-scale violent confrontation” breaking out as the Church of England has reworked the 23rd Psalm. Instead of resting in fields of green grass and lying by streams, David’s words also have been changed to allow a modern-day Psalmist to envisage “a country of justice and peace”. The Psalm has been rewritten by a Namibian pastor and is included in a new Church...
  • Unity: we can’t shrug shoulders — Dr Williams

    05/27/2004 8:04:11 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 32 replies · 203+ views
    Church Times ^ | 27 May 2004 | staff writer
    Unity: we can’t shrug shoulders — Dr Williams by a staff reporter A LOOSE FEDERATION, one possible solution to division on homosexuality, is "less than what God wants" for the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury said this week. In an interview with Mary Ann Sieghart, published in The Times on Wednesday, Dr Williams talked dismissively of replacing communion with "shoulder-shrugging co-existence". He also spoke about challenging the Prime Minister, penal policy, living in the public eye, and his struggles with "clotted" utterances. Dr Williams was grave about the prospects of reaching agreement and preserving unity in the long-running debate...
  • Church of England to debate ECUSA links

    10/23/2003 3:24:11 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 9 replies · 73+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 23 October 2003 | staff writer
    Church of England to debate ECUSA links Number: 5689 Date: Oct 23, 2003 The Church of England looks set to decide its future relationship with the American Church if the consecration of a practising homosexual goes ahead. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, last week made plain his opposition to Canon Gene Robinson becoming a bishop, as he is gravely concerned that independent action by ECUSA would tear the Anglican Communion apart. While it is clear that the Archbishop would be deeply upset and angered if his pleas for unity are ignored, he said that he does not have...
  • Why And How The King James Version Got Authorized.

    03/29/2003 1:36:42 PM PST · by Commander8 · 3 replies · 181+ views
    QUESTION: Why is the King James Bible called the "Authorized Version"? How did King James Authorize it?
  • Westcott and Hort part 3

    03/01/2003 1:11:00 PM PST · by Commander8 · 7 replies · 300+ views
    An Understandable History of The Bible ^ | 1987 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp Th.D
    Westcott's Peace-Movement No true Christian loves war. A Bible believer takes the premillenial view and realizes that war is caused by the sinful nature of mankind-James 4:1. He understands that this will all be changed at Christ's return-Philippians 3:21.
  • Westcott and Hort part2

    03/01/2003 12:06:45 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 250+ views
    An Understandable History of The Bible ^ | 1987 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp Th.D
    A SURPRISING DEFENCE It is true that a man who believed things completely contrary to the convictions of today's fundamental preachers and educators could be exalted and defended by them. Of course, I believe this is done primarily because our fundamental brethren know little of what either Dr. Westcott or Dr. Hort really believed and taught.