Welby says that he wants people to pray for “a renewal of expectancy in the abundancy and the overflowing of Christ in their lives together, so that people right across the country see who Jesus is and are drawn to faith in him.”
Day: May 6, 2016
This week’s review is ‘Confirmation,’ the currently playing HBO “docudrama” about the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas. This is a film about integrity, conviction, truth, race, gender bias and all the promises we make in our Baptismal Covenant.
In receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury’s formal report of the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting, ACC16 neither endorsed nor affirmed the consequences contained in the Primates’ Communique. No consequences were imposed by the ACC and neither was the ACC asked to do so.
“White American Christians who respond to cultural tumult with nostalgia fail to do this. They are blinding themselves to the injustices faced by their black and brown brothers and sisters in the supposedly idyllic Mayberry of white Christian America. That world was murder, sometimes literally, for minority evangelicals.” – Russell Moore
Cat Smith: Will [the right hon. Lady] do her best to ensure that LGBT clergy are not discriminated against here in the Church of England?
Mrs Spelman: As I mentioned, the Anglican Communion is extremely diverse. What we must remember, living here in the liberal west, is that a typical Anglican communicant is in Africa and black, female and under 35; in many African nations there are also very strong views on this subject, and keeping the Communion together is a big challenge.
Here’s hoping that we, as God’s people, can find our victory song soon.