more from Fraser, this time blatant straw-manning

from dictionary.com: straw man -noun a mass of straw formed to resemble a man, as for a doll or scarecrow. a person whose importance or function is only nominal, as to cover another’s activities; front. a fabricated or conveniently weak or innocuous person, object, matter, etc., used as a seeming adversary or argument: The issue […]

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Giles Fraser thinks Jesus is wrong again

Fraser really can’t help himself. This time it’s a review of Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto that he wrote for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Now Fraser, as we already know, is no friend of the Christian faith (despite being himself ordained). A main player for “Inclusive Church” he seems to have great difficulty with […]

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Jesus on “open table fellowship”

Perhaps the Revisionists are right. They keep going on about how Jesus practiced “open table fellowship” with everyone. of course He did: Mark 14:17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will […]

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Anglican Blog Awards, results

Thanks to all of you that voted. However, shame on the rest of you who sat idly by and didn’t vote! In true American Idol style the end result did not reflect the actual underlying sentiment 😉 Congratulations to Kew Continuum, who ultimately blasted Andy and I away with a sneaky appeal for votes at […]

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New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year to all our readers! New Year is a time when people make resolutions, turn over a new leaf. While it’s customary to pick some for ourselves I thought it might be appropriate today, the first day of the year, to suggest one for the Presiding Bishop of TEC, Katherine Jefferts-Schori. And it’s […]

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Fraser can’t help himself… again

What is it with Giles Fraser, comment writer for the Church Times? Why is it that he consistently makes up a new religion for himself and calls it “Christianity”? His latest this week is a classic example. Moaning on about the recent CEEC Covenant Fraser accuses evangelicals of wanting a “new new testament”. Nasty us. […]

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the boy Jesus in the temple

This week’s gospel reading in the lectionary is the account in Luke’s gospel of the boy Jesus in the temple. Luke 2:41 Now Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem every year for the feast of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 But when the feast was […]

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Schori to sit at Primates’ meeting?

Stand Firm are reporting the latest message from Lambeth Palace under the headline “Schori to sit at Primates’ meeting“. Here’s the key bit… …I have decided not to withhold an invitation to Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as the elected Primate of the Episcopal Church to attend the forthcoming meeting. I believe it is important that […]

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