Will the future of theological education be online?

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Two online three day zoominars for theological educators in South Asia and Africa in July  set out the possibilities and challenges for theological education for the immediate and medium term future. These workshops in South Asia and in Africa were facilitated and organised by GILD team (Global Institute for Leadership Development),  led by Dr Prasad […]

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Churches turn to open-air services

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Anglican churches are allowed to reopen for communal worship under certain conditions, with the final decision left with the PCC. Government guidance says that gatherings of more than 30 people are now allowed for acts of communal worship in churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and meeting rooms in England. Everyone attending the service should stick to […]

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The neoliberal revolution within the Church

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by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: The ancient institution has been asset-stripped by an expanding bureaucracy of management-speak types. On the ground, many of us parish clergy are getting increasingly cheesed off. In The Church Times this week there is yet another advertisement for a non-parish job loaded full of vacuous HR devised buzzwords. Sheffield Diocese are looking for […]

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Church of England Parochial System

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Letter to The Telegraph: SIR – I do not always share the views of Giles Fraser (Comment, August 3), but his article on the future of the Church of England parochial system makes many points that which the Church would do well to take on board. It is ironic that Chelmsford diocese has announced it […]

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LGBTQ Blog Publishes List Of Female Athletes’ Names, Harassing Them For Asking NCAA To Protect Women’s Sports

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by Jordan Davidson, The Federalist: Outsports, an LGBTQ sports and activism blog owned by Vox Media, published the names of over 300 women athletes who stood their ground by signing a letter addressed to the National College Athletic Association Board of Governors asking for the preservation of women’s sports “without permission.” In the letter, hundreds […]

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Could possession of the Bible become an offence in Scotland?

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By Andrew Doyle, Spectator: The new Hate Crime Bill will make criminals of us all. or the Scottish National party, the phrase ‘nanny state’ is not so much a criticism as an aspiration. This is the party that wanted to assign a state guardian to every child born in Scotland through its ‘named person’ scheme, […]

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Ignored: The iconoclasm that didn’t fit the narrative

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by Ollie Wright, The Conservative Woman: […]  Except Liberia, with its own sometimes dubious history (founded under American sponsorship as a homeland for freed slaves), Ethiopia was the only patch of Africa left uncolonised by Europe. It suffered Italian occupation following Mussolini’s invasion in 1935, but this was short-lived. British-led forces liberated it in 1941, […]

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Prestigious Psychiatry Journal Retracts Findings, Admits Sex-Reassignment Surgery Didn’t Fix Mental Health

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by Steve Warren, CBN News: The American Journal of Psychiatry says it got it wrong when it came to analyzing the numbers in a large study of transgender patients undergoing sex-reassignment surgery. Last fall, the journal published the results of the study and found the surgeries improved patients’ mental health. But this week, the journal […]

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Why I’m not playing the BLM game

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by David Kurten, Heart Publications: The BLM movement is not about improving the lives of black people. It is about attacking the Christian foundations of western freedom, says London Assembly member David Kurten The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer has sent nations into convulsions this summer. Though Floyd was a […]

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Online content and The ministries we consider vital

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by Stephen Kneale: I have been struck by just how many of us, and how quickly at that, we have poured our time and energy into online content. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with doing stuff online. Clearly I don’t think that – our church has been doing it too! Lots of […]

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