Archive for January, 2011

Monday’s Round-up

Thinking Anglicans has another round-up of media articles on the Primates’ meeting in Dublin.

VirtueOnline reports on Day 6 of the meeting.

The blog Anglican Curmudgeon critiques the Primates’ Statement of Purpose, arguing that such institutional mechanisms are descending further and further into irrelevance.

Curious about how the events in global, institutional Anglicanism affected the New England area? Then check out Timothy Sherratt’s series of columns, The Mission and the Crisis, which explains the events that led to the reorganization of the church in North America.

Elsewhere, David Mills writes about over-anxious parenting in First Things.

Christianity Today reports on the new Lausanne Covenant.


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Friday’s Round-up

Jennifer Powell McNutt writes an encouraging article arguing for the enduring presence of the church, no matter the context or obstacles.

Fr. Dale Matson offers a proposal to the Church of England on how to move forward with the gospel.

Anglican Down Under critiques the theology of TEC primate Katherine Jefferts Schori.

Church Times reports on the Primates meeting in Dublin.

David Bentley Hart writes about the persecutions of Christians in the Middle East.


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Thursday’s Round-up

In one of the most-discussed articles ever published in The Wall Street Journal, Amy Chua argues that Chinese mothers are much better at parenting than Western mothers.

VirtueOnline reports on the Primates’ Meeting in Dublin, while Thinking Anglicans provides another Round-up of articles related to the council.

Russell E. Saltzman provides a heart-breaking reflection on his mother’s descent into dementia.

American Thinker reports that the Household Poverty Indicator is rising in the U.S.

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Wednesday’s Round-up

The blog Cranmer reflects on the English politician Nadine Torres statement before Parliament that the churches in England are “pathetic, weak and cowardly” for failing to address the impact of abortion on women.

Chuck Colson memorializes Lothar Kreyssig, who opposed Action T4, a racial purity program instituted by the Nazis.

The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art is having a symposium in New York City on February 8th, in which they ask the question: Why have there been no great modern religious artists?

Anglican TV has provided a video of the first panel discussion at the conference Mere Anglicanism.

Anglicans Ablaze has a reflection on The Great Commission.

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The big news today centers on the beginning of the Primates Meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Many observers believe the meeting will determine the future of the Anglican Communion (namely, whether there will even be a communion in the future).  Thinking Anglicans has a Round-up of their own, providing links to various articles explaining the current situation.  The Anglican Ecumenical Society asks those in the Communion to offer their prayers for the meeting. BBC News reports on the boycott of the meeting by over a third of conservative archbishops.

Elsewhere in the news, Anglicans United reports on theologian Walter Brueggemann’s new proposal for interpreting the Bible, which he explained at a conference sponsored by the Trinity Institute.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the frequency of churches going into bankruptcy and foreclosure due to their inability to pay mortgages on their property.

“Bless me father, for I have tweeted”: Pope Benedict gives social networking his blessing, while  warning that it can’t replace real human contact.

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Monday’s Round-up

Anglican leaders in the United Kingdom are complaining that Pope Benedict’s offer to disillusioned Catholics to convert to Catholicism was an “insensitive takeover bid.”

AnglicanTV has posted a video of Bishop Mouneer Anis’ sermon about the importance of biblical fidelity to the Anglican Communion.

The blog Creedal Christian compares and contrasts contemporary Christianity to Apostolic or primitive Christianity.

Christianity Today profiles Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his secular gospel of hope.

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Friday’s Round-up

Anglicans United provides a review of the conference “Mere Anglicanism,” held in Charleston, South Carolina.

Fr. Dale Matson, referencing recent statistics and reports on late-term abortion and infanticide, calls abortion the “Modern Holocaust.”

Jay Haug, in VirtueOnline, provides an essay on the unique role of the institutional church, calling it the “Redemptive Community.”

Christianity Today has an interview with John Sower, who argues that the root of society’s ills can be explained by the lack of influence from fathers.



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Be sure to read the Winter edition of the Center for Theology.

The blog Ancient Britons discusses a resolution in the Church of England to make the rite of baptism more “seeker” friendly by inserting more culturally relevant and accessible language into the liturgical texts.

Christianity Today reports on an epidemic facing churches: lawsuits charging the church with inadequate safety and risk management policies.

Also in Christianity Today is an interview with Jeff Van Duzer, who argues that Christian businessmen play a critical role in the advancement of the kingdom.

First Things has some good news about young Evangelicals: they’re not shrinking, and they’re not “becoming liberal.”

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Be sure to read the Winter edition of the Center for Theology, with new articles by leading Christian teachers and thinkers.

George R. Sumner, in an essay over at The Living Church Foundation, asks seven questions that direct the church towards theological clarity.

Anglican Down Under criticizes the traditional epistemological formula of Scripture, Reason, an Tradition.

Anglican leaders Christopher Seitz, Philip Turner, Ephraim Radner, and Mark McCall express their concerns regarding the boycott of the upcoming Primates’ meeting in Dublin by conservative Anglican leaders.

LifeSiteNews reports that despite massive contraceptive use, over 24% of unborn babies die from abortion in California.

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If you haven’t already, make sure you visit the Center for Theology to check out the new articles in the Winter edition.

Baptist theologian Albert Mohler writes about intellectual discipleship–or loving God with our minds.

The blog Anglican Down Under asks the question: What is truly Anglican?

The blog Science and Religion writes about the “Dawkins Delusion,” focusing on the debate on the existence of God between atheists and Christians.

Over at First Things, Elizabeth Scalia writes about the idolatry of Hollywood, revealed through their self-aggrandizement in awards ceremonies such as the Golden Globes.

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