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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A(n Official) Question about Faithfulness in Service

The Anglican Church of Australia has produced a very helpful discussion guide [pdf] to accompany Faithfulness in Service [pdf]. Faithfulness in Service (FiS) is the church’s governing document with respect to professional standards of behaviour, not least for clergy. It covers, amongst other things, sexual behaviour. The discussion guide has some very helpful questions which allow a […]

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Ugley Vicar on crime, race and evolution

I've been thinking a lot again recently about the inconsistency of the New/Pop Atheists. So has John Richardson, the “Ugley Vicar”. Some excellent stuff here on how our obsession with evolution quickly falls away when it comes up against other cherished beliefs. Crime – its a 'black thing' And in case anyone seeks to construe this post […]

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So who are the Anglicans?

Just a small thought as Muriel Porter launches another attack upon Sydney Anglicanism… Muriel Porter in her latest book “Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism (Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology)” (quote from Mark Thompson’s blog): To my mind the Articles are a quaintly-worded, seriously limited summary of Anglican understandings of faith and doctrine, scarcely relevant to […]

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A Couple of Mentions

Picked up a couple of mentions in the blogosphere this week. One good, one not. First the good. Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries in a series of video interviews with the Midwest Centre for Theological Studies speaks about where he'll be in October this year. Interview 7 | White and Barcellos from MCTS […]

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