Christian Marriage

The Adelaide Church Guardian is the newsletter of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. There is an article in the February/March edition called ‘Christenviron’ Inclusive Church. The article, by Fr David Thornton-Wakeford, argued that there should be no requirement for either party to a marriage to be baptised before the marriage can be solemnised in a church. …

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An Excerpt From a Christmas Sermon

By Bishop N.T. Wright at Durham Cathedral. Read the whole thing. It is a reminder that despite its mad follies and unfaithfulness, the Church of England still has men who care about the truth, and stand for it with courage. John’s Christmas message issues a sharp and timely reminder to re-learn the difference between mercy …

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Christmas, Beauty, Light, and Everything That Matters

O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentem in præsepio. Beata virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum, Alleluia! O great mystery and wondrous sacrament, that animals should see the newborn Lord lying in their manger. Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

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On The Persistent Promulgation Of Platitudes

It is a tad disappointing that church leaders trot out the same bland comments about illegal immigrants year after year. You might hope that if all they can up with is platitudes, they could at least try to find some new ones. But no. This year, yet again, we heard that Jesus was a refugee, and that …

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Not Such A Happy Christmas

I would have thought the primary motivation for becoming a journalist was to make the world a better place by helping people to know the truth. So it is a constant source of dismay that so many journalists and media outlets decline to be truthful, either by not covering stories which don’t match their own viewpoint, or by …

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Carter and Condolences

Jimmy Carter is a kind-hearted and sincere man who, partly because of his own honesty and gentleness, cannot seem to believe in the dishonesty and brutality of others. He is a Christian who does not believe people can be evil. This naivety made him a bad president, and makes him a poor judge of foreign policy …

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Rowan Williams or St Paul?

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams gives another of his perfectly timed impressions of an extremely intelligent person with no brains at all: Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Jesus would have joined protesters from the anti-corporate Occupy movement who have been camped outside London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral for more than seven weeks. In a British magazine, …

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Garvan Byrne – Reasons to Be Thankful

The single quality that makes the most difference to whether you are happy or not is thankfulness. If you are thankful for your life, and can see good and hope in whatever life brings you, you will be happy. It is possible to be thankful in the midst of the most dire situations. People who are …

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Yousef Nadarkhani

Who? If you haven’t heard of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, then maybe we do need an inquiry into the mainstream media. Yousef is a Christian pastor in Iran. He has never been a Muslim. Yet he has been sentenced to death for apostasy on the basis that his ancestors were Muslims. From Melanie Phillips: The brutal regime …

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Blood Sandwiches

From the invaluable MEMRI. With this sort of filth being taught publicly in Islamic countries, is it any wonder children grow up hating the Jews?

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Howard on Terorism and Our Response Over the Last Ten Years

I think John Howard is a little too enthusiastic about Indonesia, where there is still a troubling level of Islamic violence against minority religious groups, and about the so-called Arab Spring. There is reasonable concern that movements interpreted by the West as movements for democratic reform in Arab nations will only be democratic until Wahhabist governments are installed. Democracy is antithetic …

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We Won’t Debate You Because…

Global warming alarmists and atheists seem to have the same problem when it comes to debating those who disagree with them – they lose. Consequently, they prefer to snipe from the sidelines, refusing to debate, and justifying their refusal with insults. This video, about proposed debates between Wlliam Lane Craig and UK atheists/humanists, demonstrates this …

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Peace in the Middle East

The only reason there is no peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs is because the Arabs do not want peace. The three ‘Nos’ from the eight Arab states which met in Khartoum in September 1967 were: No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiation with Israel. From David Meir-Levi in Frontpage magazine: There is an …

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When Does Someone Cease to be a Person?

Any doctor or family members considering turning off a ventilator or withholding food and water from someone who is ‘brain dead,’ or to use the currently preferred term, in a persistent vegetative state, should read the article Reborn by Steve Boggan in the UK Guardian first. We have always been told there is no recovery from …

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The Episcopal Church – Casting Swine Before Pearls

Reason number 12934618 to get the heck out of the Epsicopal church, if not the entire gluey mess that is worldwide Anglicanism. Episcopalians will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a three day memorial including readings from the Koran. Robert Spencer has selected some verses which might be appropriate: Qur’an 98:4-6: “Nor did the …

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