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What does Justin Welby think about same-sex marriage?

The fourth and final installment of a series on the same-sex marriage liturgies proposed for the Episcopal Church USA (TEC) and the response to it, especially in England. 

 

University suicides, drugs, ecstasy and God

Gavin Ashenden reflects on the life destroying culture in our universities

 

Project to combat loneliness extends its reach Inbox

More vulnerable families to benefit from project to combat loneliness as Allchurches grant helps Open Doors to extend its reach

 

 

Twenty-first General of The Salvation Army elected

Canadian Brian Peddle was elected by a High Council of The Salvation Army to be the next General of The Salvation Army

 

Where Were the Soldiers Quartered in Jerusalem?

This is Part II of a series: Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?

 

Seeing isn't believing in the Greek baby baptism

The preconceived notion the British and Australian press brought to the story was “look at those funny foreigners."

 

NZ move prompts ‘deep regret’

A move by the Anglican Church in New Zealand to allow for the blessing of same-sex unions has led to a strong statement from the Diocese of Sydney.

 

Former vicar sentenced for sex offenses against young girl in Warnham

A former Sussex vicar has been sentenced to 38 months imprisonment after admitting sex assaults on a young girl almost 40 years ago.

 

Thumbs Sideways: The Church of England responds to TEC

Part III of Stephen Noll's series on gay marriage rites and the Episcopal Church

 

Melanesia launches Decade of Evangelism and Renewal with crusade

“Arise and shine for Jesus Christ,” the Province said this week as it launched a decade-long focus on evangelism and renewal.

 

South Sudan Archbishop welcomes ceasefire agreement as peace talks continue

The Anglican Archbishop of South Sudan has led five days of mediated peace talks between the warring parties in South Sudan.

 

Deprive us of free speech and you turn us into animals

Here’s a magic spell for turning a human being into an animal: silence the person

 

The struggle to tell the truth about Jesus. Welby, Curry and the integrity of the Gospel.

Michael Curry is a superb preacher and a delightful man. And if everything wrong in the world could be put right by charm and beauty and wit, we would have nothing to worry about.

 

Royal wedding homily

Sermon preached by the Most Rev Michael Curry at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018 at St George's Chapel, Windsor

 

Funerals held for victims of bomb attacks on Indonesia churches

Funerals have been held for some of the victims of those killed in last Sunday’s suicide bomb attacks on three Christian churches in Surabaya.

 

South Carolina Case Goes to SCOTUS Conference

The petition for review (certiorari) filed by Bishop Mark Lawrence's Diocese of South Carolina with the Supreme Court of the United States is now ready for decision

 

Islamic terror attacks on three Indonesian churches

Three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, were hit in bomb attacks which killed 13 people and injured dozens

 

Four Nepalese churches firebombed

Four Christian Churches in Nepal have been attacked over a five-day period by unidentified assailants

 

Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?

Part 1 in a series by AS Haley on the Temple in Jerusalem

 

Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people

Lichfield diocese charts future course on homosexuality

 

Melissa Skelton new metropolitan of B.C. and Yukon

American bishop of New Westminster elected metropolitan archbishop

 

The Mullallyfication of the Church of England

Mullallyfication rejoices in mediocracy over meritocracy.

 

Statement by the Irish bishops on marriage given to General Synod

The Church of Ireland marriage service remains unchanged and marriage may be solemnized only between a man and a woman 

 

Bishop Curry to preach at royal wedding

Presiding Bishop invited to preach at next weekend's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

 

Move along the bus, please. Allah is waving his begging bowl

Jules Gomes comments on the fundraising campaign being waged by Islamic Relief

 

Court blocks DC church condo project

St Thomas Dupont Circle in danger of going bankrupt after Court issues stop-work order

 

Presidential address by the Archbishop of Armagh to the Irish General Synod

Archbishop Clarke focused on the themes of being a ‘safe’ Church – not only with regard to safeguarding children and young people but also in the Church’s ministry among adults at risk of harm

 

Bishop Andy Lines on the NZ gay marriage synod vote

Gafcon UK offers support to FCA New Zealand after same sex blessings vote

 

Pounding George Pell in the press

The cardinal takes a hit from the Gray Lady

 

Australian bishops' "secret" marriage agreement published

It is clear from the document that any bishop wishing to push ahead in any way with affirmation of same-sex marriage will be in a obvious breach of this agreement.

 

Clergy lead Sri Lanka May Day parade

Workers Christian Fellowship seeks to meld Christianity, Marxism and Buddhism

 

Okoh urges Nigeria quit the Commonwealth

Welby says the Commonwealth is "blessing to the world"

 

The Episcopal Church and trial [use] marriage

The first of four essays by Prof. Stephen Noll on the Episcopal Church's proposed changes to the marriage rite

 

A prayer for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The following prayer has been published by the Church of England ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 

God of love,

 

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans NZ response to gay marriage vote

It is with deep sadness that (FCANZ) receives the news that General Synodhas passed the Motion 29 Report allowing the blessing of same-sex relationships

 

New Zealand church adopts local option on gay blessings

The Anglican Church this morning has paved the way for the blessing of same gender relationships.

 

Bo bishop on trial for theft of Ebola fund

Four senior officials of the Anglican Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone have been sentenced to three years imprisonment after having been convicted of stealing over 2 Billion Leones

 

Clergy abuse under police spotlight in Hong Kong

Police investigating 2004 & 2007 abuse allegations known to Archbishop Kwong, but not reported to police

 

Polynesia rejects same-sex marriage

The General Synod has passed a resolution which notes that Tikanga Pasifika will not be voting for the blessing of same-gender relationships.

 

Update on Motion 29 debate

The General Synod spent all of Tuesday on Motion 29 - the motion on blessing same gender relationships. And after a slow start, we had a big finish.

 

Kenyan archbishop says "no" to gay marriage

Excluding procreation from the marital bond, makes marriage a mockery

 

CoE liberals voice outrage over Nye letter

Open letter to the TEC Task Force on the Study of Marriage from CoE progressives distancing themselves from the church's position on marriage

 

New bishop for Gippsland "We should 'rejoice' at same sex marriage"

David Ould asks "How can other bishops consecrate [Treloar] when they now know for sure he does not genuinely believe and support “the doctrine of our church and the teaching of Christ” in this key matter?

 

Johannesburg bishop detained under apartheid dies at 89

Suffragan Bishop Mfaniseni Sigisbert Ndwandwe of Johannesburg who was detained without trial during the 1980s has died.

 

Bishop carjacked in Nigeria

The Rt. Rev. Nathan Inyom and his wife, Becky, were unhurt after bandits stopped their car at gunpoint, leaving them at the roadside

 

Bond set in Howard White abuse case

Bond set at $1.6 million in rape/abuse trial of former WNC rector

 

Archbishop Okoh's May 2018 pastoral letter to GAFCON

knowing that the time is short means that we aim to please God, to whom we shall have to give account, rather than people

 

Cook seeks early release from prison

Former Maryland bishop seeks 'home detention' for the final 18 months of her sentence

 

Who moved? GAFCON and prophetic traditionalism

Prof. Stephen Noll's fourth essay on GAFCON and the Anglican way today

 

No election in Barbados

Clergy and Laity divide over two candidates -- vote rescheduled for 14 May 2018

 

‘Beyoncé Mass’ Adds to Episcopal Cathedral Excess

Jeff Walton casts a gimlet eye on the doings of San Francisco Episcopalians

 

Nigeria will not stand for further govt inaction over the Fulani crisis

Archbishop Okoh's warning comes after Jihadists murder two priests and 16 worshippers during a church service in Benue State

 

Statement on the Christian Legal Centre's involvement in Alfie Evans case

Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, has issued the following statement in response to errors of fact in the reporting of the case of Alfie Evans

 

Fire destroys ACNA cardinal parish

St Andrews Mt Pleasant destroyed by early morning fire

 

Winchester goes green

CoE diocese hopes to become the Anglican world's first "Eco-Diocese"

 

Where Anglicans Aren’t

Jeff Walton looks at the distribution of church plants across the US and Canada by the ACNA

 

'Is GAFCON a ginger group', asks Stephen Noll

[Welby's] characterization of Gafcon as a “ginger group” cannot be further from the actual character of the movement, and he knows that.

 

USCIRF Releases 2018 Annual Report, Recommends 16 Countries be Designated “Countries of Particular Concern”

Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam listed as "countries of particular concern"

 

Church praise for Korea peace plan

Statement from the National Council of Churches of Korea on proposed peace deal

 

Syria and the Western Christian conscience

Conspiracy theories are bad for one’s mental health writes Gavin Ashenden

 

Archbishop of South Sudan enthroned

Archbishop Justin Badi Arama installed as fifth primate of South Sudan and Archbishop of Juba

 

Durham Cathedral to host CEO Sleepout

Bishop of Durham, Dean of Durham and Business Leaders from the region take part in CEO Sleepout at Durham Cathedral

 

Jesus the Homeless unveiled

A sculpture of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a bench was unveiled today following a short service of dedication by the Bishop of Manchester. 

 

Silence of the episcopal lambs

Cardboard cutout bishops stand silent as Justin Welby makes an ass of himself

 

Julio Murray of Panama elected Archbishop of Central America

Bishop Julio Muray has been setting out his hopes and vision after he was elected the new Primate of the province of Central America (IARCA).

 

Tasmania leads the way on redress

Nearly half of all church properties to go

 

Communique from the Entebbe GAFCON primates meeting

In Jerusalem, we shall propose that the Panel of Assistance be expanded to form a Council of Advisors which will enable all levels of the Church (bishops, priests, deacons and laity) to be represented. 

 

GAFCON adopts moratorium on women bishops

Entebbe meeting of GAFCON primates resolves not to consecrate further women bishops until a consensus in favor of the innovation is reached

 

Recife received as an Anglican province by GAFCON

The Primates of the GAFCON movement have affirmed the election of Miguel Uchoa, Bishop of Recife as the first archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church in Brazil

 

Tanzania reaffirms its impaired communion with the Episcopal Church

"From now onward be informed that we are not having any church partnership," Archbishop Chimeledy tells the Episcopal Church.

 

Melbourne priest given suspended sentence for child porn conviction

Philip Murphy's sentence was suspended after the judge held his crimes did not involve real children

 

Death penalty for church bandits in Nigeria

Court sentences three men to be hanged for kidnapping and shooting

 

Irish prayers for God's intervention in the "fodder crisis"

Cold and wet weather has seen many farmers "run out of fodder to feed their cattle"

 

The religious roads leading inexorably to a Syrian apocalypse

ISIS views the war in Syria not as a struggle against Assad, but as the apocalypse which will usher in the return of the Madhi and the defeat of the anti-Christ by a Muslim Jesus, writes Jules Gomes

 

Report from the Entebbe GAFCON primates meeting

For more than 15 years there has been a crisis of authority in the Anglican Communion.

 

The serious fight for truth

As Robert Fisk interviews the doctor at the Douma clinic in Syria who claims the injuries were caused by dust, Gavin Ashenden questions our own Establishment’s reliance on propaganda.

 

Ministers encouraged to talk about vocation in new campaign

CoE launches campaint  to have its 30,000 lay and ordained ministers to hold at least one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves, 

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