Same-Sex Marriage in Medieval Irish Churches? Boswell Sinks to a New Academic Low

Like me you’ve probably seen this sort of thing doing the rounds on teh intarweb recently: Prof John Boswell, the late chairman of Yale University’s history department, found there were ceremonies called the Office of Same-Sex Union and the Order for Uniting Two Men in the 10th to 12th centuries. The medievalist published Christianity, Social […]

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Inventing the Mythical Jesus

brilliant Let’s say we want to reform a religion in a new direction. We look for a founder who we can claim fits the kind of profile everyone is expecting. This leader, this messiah, is most likely to be a successful warrior, a general who wins battles of God’s own side. We can’t find one, […]

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A new bishop for Singapore

The Christian Post in Singapore are reporting that the Diocese of Singapore has elected Rennis Ponniah as it’s 9th bishop. The Assistant Bishop in the Anglican Church in Singapore, the Right Reverend Rennis Ponniah has been appointed the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore, the Archbishop of South East Asia, the Most Revd. Bolly […]

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eChurch on the Dunning-Kruger effect

I’ve always wondered what this phenomenon was called but eChurch blog has enlightened me… Put simply this effect occurs when someone knows very little about something and fails to realise they know very little. Their lack of knowledge leads them to a lack of insight into their lack of knowledge and gives rise to an […]

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Peter Jensen “the issues that face us”

Audio from a talk given by Peter Jensen from the GAFCON Westminster meeting. Well worth listening to as a clear explanation of where conservatives in the Anglican Communion understand the main faultline to be – not sexuality but something far more important, the gospel itself.   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

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By What Standard

I’ve gotten a bit of leverage out of my “Answering Dawkins” material in recent weeks. One of the arguments that people are engaging with is that of morality, and the consistent basis (or lack of it) for the New Atheists’ moral claims. Here’s a similar line pushed really well by Doug Wilson in the Collision […]

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