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I would encourage my readers to read this piece by another blogger. I expect M Barratt Davie will welcome comments on (and “likes” of) his (or her) blog.post.
I would welcome comments here about this further dilemma:
“… if, in spite of their efforts, their churches do move to affirming same-sex sexual relationships or transgender identities theologically, or in terms of their practice, they must be prepared to publicly distance themselves from such a move and continue to uphold the relevant elements of the biblical witness in their own teaching and practice. This may involve acting as dissident members of their existing churches or joining (or forming) new churches that remain faithful to the biblical witness.”
Regarding the decisions and actions necessary, would it really be one’s duty to distance oneself publicly and, if so, how publicly?
What should the orthodox doctrine be as to whether to leave or to remain as a “dissident”? Is either course of action the duty for all? Or would this be a personal decision, as the Spirit leads the individual, just as there is a time for every purpose, according to Ecclesiates 3, including a time for peace and a time for war, and time to build and a time to demolish?
For sixteen years I was involved in the ecumenical work of the Church of England, first as a member of what was then the Church of England’s Faith and Order Advisory Group, and subsequently as the Theological Secretary of the Church of England’s Council for Christian Unity. During this time, I took part in numerous ecumenical conversations on behalf of the Church of England and was responsible for helping to draw up a number of ecumenical agreements between the Church of England and other churches. Since ceasing to work for the Council for Christian Unity in 2013 I have kept an interest in how the ecumenical scene has developed.
This article draws on this experience of ecumenism to try to answer the question ‘whither ecumenism?’ or in other words, what is the future for the ecumenical movement?
The theological basis for ecumenical activity.
Ecumenical activity is activity undertaken by Christians…
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We have all been there. We have had a discussion with an unbelieving friend or relative on some aspect of the faith and come away thinking that we really screwed it up and utterly failed to present a coherent Christian position.
When reflecting on the discussion later, we come up with all the sharp answers, all the convincing responses. Every discussion I have ever had about the Christian faith I have won brilliantly, but only in hindsight. Unfortunately the reality is different. But there is groundwork we can do to become more effective.
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In 2017, on this page, in connection with my fifth Parliamentary candidacy, I referred to the threatened queering of primary education. We have since begun to witness this. For example there is a well-researched article here about one now-c0ntroversial project, called No Outsiders, that was set up in 2006 with the aim of “queering” primary education.
There has been a rumpus at two of Birmingham’s 258 primary schools, where indoctrination of the children aimed at procuring LGBT-acceptance had been introduced clandestinely, without the knowledge, let alone the permission, of the parents of the children who had thus been indoctrinated. Or so it has been said.
There has been a jolly informative debate about this in the House of Commons. The MP who brought that debate has been rewarded with calls for his deselection and deprivation of the party whip. Charming. Continue reading
It is argued by some who identify as Christians, that Christians should “apologise” to “LGBT people”, and march with them on their Pride marches, using this as an opportunity to share the gospel of Christ with them.
There appears to some biblical support for this new doctrine in the following passage from the recently-discovered Gospel according to St Judas.
This post is sometimes pinned to the top of the blog.
The grievance of guest blogger Gagged Dad, the author of
is mentioned in all of these posts.
After a court case in the UK that lasted more than four years, Gagged Dad’s grievance became expressed as an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The important pages of that ECtHR application, outlining the facts and putting the legal arguments, are here.
Should a bloke be allowed to know if his “girlfriend” (or “bride”) is also a bloke?
“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!”
Transgenderism is gender fraud. Fraud always has victims.
This post links to a 2005 court case you probably haven’t read about yet.
On and off, Gagged Dad and I have blogged on this website about his court case against Cornwall Council, and the facts behind it, for almost four years now. Judgment was at last handed down on 28th April 2017.
The blog posts that tell Gagged Dad’s story-so-far, are all together in one place now. The title of the earliest of those posts in the entire series, which first broke the news story, before it turned into a court case, and which told it simply, and (the High Court has confirmed) truthfully, as near as dammit, was
CORNWALL SOCIAL SERVICES WANTS A SECRET TRIAL IN GAGGED DAD CASE
Please act now. Hearing is on 23rd October 2015.
Question 1: Should social services separate a child from his mum or dad, when mum or dad openly opposes a government policy that he or she considers to be morally wrong?
Question 2: If social services does this, and that parent sues the council under the Human Rights Act for interference with his family life and discrimination on the grounds of his beliefs, should the trial be held in secret?
Affectionate parody of Westboro Baptist Church’s own witty parodies of popular songs.