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Anglican Futures: Anglican Alphabet Spaghetti

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Canterbury Tales: Favourite Bible Stories Retold by Archbishop Justin Welby

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Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops

Anglican Mission in England Elects Two Suffragan Bishops The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) met in Synod on 18 June.  While there, they elected two suffragan bishops to aid Bishop Andy Lines in providing episcopal oversight for the overall work.  Bishop Lines also...

Pride Flags Causing Conflict at Christian School

Pride Flags Cause Conflict at Christian School Conflict has broken out in a Christian school in Oxfordshire over the display of “Pride” flags. The institution in question is Kingham Hill School.  The same Trust (Kingham Hill Trust) oversees Oak Hill College, an...

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers

Prayer Book Society Raising Funds to Put BCPs in the Hands of Choristers The Prayer Book Society, which will soon celebrate its 50th Anniversary, is raising funds to put a special edition BCP into the hands of junior choristers around the nation.   The idea came to...

Book Review: Reimagining Britain by Justin Welby

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Birthday of Anglicanism in America

Birthday of Anglicanism in America By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins June 16, 1607 was the birthday of Anglicanism in America. On this day Captain John Smith and 104 others celebrated the Lord’s Supper when they arrived safely in Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown was the...

Barnabas Fund Report: Two ChiBok Girls Found

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New Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory

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Editorial: Lessons to be Learned from the American Pro-Life Movement

Editorial Lessons to be Learned from American Pro-Life Movement Friday, 24 June 2022, the Feast of St John the Baptist, will be a date which will live in infamy amongst the supporters of abortion.  On that date, the US Supreme Court, overturned the precedent set by...

Letter: Call for a Renaissance with Biblical Authority

Letter to the Editor

Call for a Renaissance with Biblical Authority

Dear Sir,

EC No 8096 reported on Mr Stephen Knott being given the post of Secretary for Appointments with the approval of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, a key position. This has caused controversy as he is in a same sex marriage, a recipe for Church of England schism! The English Churchman printed  a direct and edifying editorial based on ‘Biblical fidelity’ clearly distancing itself from this new appointment, and I would like to offer my own input.

Reference was made to Paul’s edicts to the Corinthians on sexually immoral people. The Editor asks, “What if he were a known swindler, idolater, drunkard or slanderer? Again Paul shed light on this in 1 Corinthians 6 v 9-10, “Do ye not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not  deceived, neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor homosexuals, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the Kingdom of God”, vindicating the Editor’s stance. Part of the problem of the Church of England is that Paul is depicted in some quarters as a human journalist, sexist and misogynistic rather than God’s apostle, “All Scripture is given by by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”, 2 Tim 3 v 16.

My wife calls trendy doctrines as ‘Up to Date’ Christianity, which in itself is cherry picking false teachings, “For I am the Lord, I change not”, Malachi 3 v 6. It  wasn’t Paul who wrote in Genesis 2 v 24, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”, which invalidates this new appointment. The Anglican Communion is long overdue a renaissance with Biblical authority!

YOURS SINCERELY,

DAVID FLEMING

DOWNHAM MARKET

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