I can understand why the Nazis burned books. One book can subvert a whole culture. Perhaps one of the most subversive books I’ve known was “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. I must have read it when I was 14 or 15. Continue reading “‘Far-Left’ and ‘Far-Right’ need to be replaced by ‘Far-UP’.”
It sounds good, doesn’t it? Bishop Gavin Ashenden. Say it slower. Bish-op Gav-in Ash-en-den. The Rev’d Dr Gavin Ashenden has been consecrated bishop – The Rt Rev’d Dr Gavin Ashenden.
Bishop Gavin Ashenden.
It is a consecration long overdue.
Here’s the press release which announced this marvellous news: Continue reading “Excitement and controversy over The Rt. Rev’d Dr Gavin Ashenden; Archbishop Cranmer holds the ring.”
Press Release from the Archbishop of the Christian Episcopal Church.
The Feast of St Michael and All Angels
September 29th 2017 :
Former Queen’s Chaplain Consecrated as Missionary Bishop to Anglicans in
the UK and Europe.
The Christian Episcopal Church of Canada and the USA, has announced the consecration in Vancouver, BC, during the course of an Episcopal Synod, of the Rt. Rev’d Dr Gavin Ashenden, a former Chaplain to the Queen, as missionary bishop to the United Kingdom and Europe. Continue reading “A Press release from the Archbishop of the Christian Episcopal Church.”
For you I am a bishop, with you, I am a Christian
“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.”
It would not take a very developed theological intellect to recognise that we are in the middle of a serious culture war.
Nor would you have to be especially well-informed to note that the culture war involved serious antagonism towards Judaeo-Christian ethics and values.
In the Bible, believers discover they have an insight into the mind of God through the voices of the prophets and the gift of the Law in the books of the first covenant.
A mystery we could not solve for ourselves unfolds. We learn about the mutuality and the interdependence of the two sexes and the invitation to share in co-creation with the Creator, who is our Father.
We learn that leitmotif of the journey on which the people of Israel were led was one of ritual, social and ethical purity. We learn through the presence and teaching of Jesus that it is His intention that this purity deepens and enters the human heart, through the New Covenant. Continue reading “Archbishop Welby- and the theology of cross-dressing amongst 6 year olds.”