Blogroll: Christian Concern

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Euthanising for mental health sends dangerous message to those most vulnerable

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 00:00
The BBC has reported on the tragic case of a troubled 29-year-old woman, Aurelia Brouwers who obtained voluntary euthanasia in a bid to escape her struggles with depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

The BBC has reported on the tragic case of a troubled 29-year-old woman, Aurelia Brouwers who obtained voluntary euthanasia in a bid to escape her struggles with depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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Why Family Policy Matters

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 00:00
Roger Kiska provides an update on the effects of pro-life, pro-family policy in European countries.

Roger Kiska provides an update on the effects of pro-life, pro-family policy in European countries.
 

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Victory as restrictions lifted on nurse who gave Bible to patient

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:00
You may remember Sarah Kuteh, a nurse who was dismissed from her job after talking to patients about her Christian faith and giving a Bible to one patient. Finally, on the 26th July 2018, the NMC panel unanimously ruled that Sarah was fully 'fit to practise' and revoked all restrictions on her nursing practice.

You may remember Sarah Kuteh, a nurse who was dismissed from her job after talking to patients about her Christian faith and giving a Bible to one patient.

After dismissing her, Darent Valley Hospital reported Sarah to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), questioning her 'fitness to practise'.

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Sex and Intelligent Design

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 13:16
In this essay, Wilberforce Academy director, Dr Joe Boot shows the importance of a person's world-and-life-view to their understanding of sexuality. He examines the religious and philosophical ideas that drive the attack on God's distinction of male and female - but notes that "no matter how subversive the utopian sexual revolutionaries become, they cannot finally overturn God’s creational norm and order" - because this is God's world.

In this essay, Wilberforce Academy director, Dr Joe Boot shows the importance of a person's world-and-life-view to their understanding of sexuality. He examines the religious and philosophical ideas that drive the attack on God's distinction of male and female - but notes that "no matter how subversive the utopian sexual revolutionaries become, they cannot finally overturn God’s creational norm and order" - because this is God's world.
 

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Complaints dismissed against Christian ex-mayor accused of 'homophobia' and 'dishonesty'

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 00:00
The local councillor who was forced to resign as Mayor of Ferryhill over social media posts has had formal complaints about his conduct dismissed.

The local councillor who was forced to resign as Mayor of Ferryhill over social media posts has had formal complaints about his conduct dismissed.

Mr Richard Smith's story was featured extensively in the news when he stepped down from his position after a number of activists, led by local drag queen 'Tess Tickle', campaigned for his removal over posts on his personal Facebook account.

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Whatever happened to the fearless priesthood?

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 11:38
Joe Boot argues that Christians, as members of a royal priesthood, are called to exercise godly rule in the world.

Joe Boot argues that Christians, as members of a royal priesthood, are called to exercise godly rule in the world.

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Market trader wins case after licence revoked for giving tract

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 00:00
Steve Loha sold watches and mobile phone cases for 15 years at his stall at Chichester market. As a Christian, he would sometimes also give tracts to customers, using his opportunities to share the good news about Jesus with those he met.

Steve Loha sold watches and mobile phone cases for 15 years at his stall at Chichester market. As a Christian, he would sometimes also give tracts to customers, using his opportunities to share the good news about Jesus with those he met.

But in May 2017, after a customer complained about one of the tracts, Steve's licence was revoked with immediate effect, meaning that he could no longer trade at the market.

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Are parents more pro-life, or is the state more pro-death?

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 00:00
Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, comments on how legal cases determining the 'best interests' have shifted in the past thirty years.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, comments on how legal cases determining the 'best interests' have shifted in the past thirty years.

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Why it is so important that the UK government has admitted that trans identification is a belief

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 00:00
The UK government has taken the extraordinary step of admitting that transgender identification is actually a belief. It has done this in its own consultation document on reforming the Gender Recognition Act (2004), in a discussion on whether there should be legal rights for people who say they are neither male nor female.

Carys Moseley explains the importance of the UK government's admission that transgender identification is a belief.

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University fires chaplain for views

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 00:00
This week Glasgow University fired a chaplain after he ran a service at his parish church to atone for the offence of gay pride in Glasgow. The Glasgow Pride event was led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and drew 12,000 people through the streets.

This week Glasgow University fired a chaplain after he ran a service at his parish church to atone for the offence of gay pride in Glasgow. The Glasgow Pride event was led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and drew 12,000 people through the streets. Although the chaplain’s service was held off university premises and was not related to his work as chaplain, the university announced just days later that relations with him had been terminated. Tim Dieppe comments on the implications for free speech and open discussion in universities.

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John Wesley's original chapel hosts service celebrating Gay Pride

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:33
Tomorrow morning, a group called Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a ‘Service of Celebration’ with the sole intention of affirming LGBT+ lifestyles for Christians and then attending Pride Bristol.

Tomorrow morning, a group called Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a ‘Service of Celebration’ with the sole intention of affirming LGBT+ lifestyles for Christians and then attending Pride Bristol.

The LGBT+ group has secured the use of The New Room in John Wesley’s original chapel, the oldest Methodist building in the world. This is despite Wesley’s own views on homosexuality, and the stated position of the Methodist Church on human sexuality.

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John Wesley's original chapel hosts service celebrating Gay Pride

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:33
Tomorrow morning, a group called Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a ‘Service of Celebration’ with the sole intention of affirming LGBT+ lifestyles for Christians and then attending Pride Bristol.

Tomorrow morning, a group called Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a ‘Service of Celebration’ with the sole intention of affirming LGBT+ lifestyles for Christians and then attending Pride Bristol.

The LGBT+ group has secured the use of The New Room in John Wesley’s original chapel, the oldest Methodist building in the world. This is despite Wesley’s own views on homosexuality, and the stated position of the Methodist Church on human sexuality.

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P. Andrew Sandlin: Progressivism's March Toward God's Judgment

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:08
Dr P. Andrew Sandlin, Founder & President, Center for Cultural Leadership discusses the problem with 'progressivism' and challenges Christians and churches to steer away from its influence.

Dr P. Andrew Sandlin, Founder & President, Center for Cultural Leadership discusses the problem with 'progressivism' and challenges Christians and churches to steer away from its influence.

 

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P. Andrew Sandlin: Progressivism's March Toward God's Judgement

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:08
Andrew Sandlin discusses the problem with 'progressivism' and challenges Christians and churches to steer away from its Satanic influence.

“Liberal” has become a dirty word in the last few decades, so liberals have latched onto “progressive.” After all, who’s opposed to progress except hillbilly fundamentalists and head-in-the-sand technophobes? But behind the moniker “progressive” are also deep worldview assumptions. When candidate Barak Obama warned his Democratic audience that the Republicans would “take [them] back to the 1920’s,” he didn’t find it necessary to elaborate.

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Christian Doctor fired for saying gender is biological

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 00:00
A Christian doctor had his contract terminated as a medical assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) because of his belief that sex is genetic and biological. Contract terminated

A Christian doctor had his contract terminated as a medical assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) because of his belief that sex is genetic and biological.

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Ferryhill Town Council's 'special' meeting: An observer's report

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 00:00
On Wednesday 11th July, Ferryhill Town Council held a special meeting about Richard Smith, the ex-mayor who was hounded out of office for posting Christian views of sexuality and Islam on Facebook. An observer at the event reports on what happened:

On Wednesday 11th July, Ferryhill Town Council held a special meeting about Richard Smith, the ex-mayor who was hounded out of office for posting Christian views of sexuality and Islam on Facebook. An observer at the event reports on what happened:

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Christian Doctor fired for saying gender is biological

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 00:00
A Christian doctor had his contract terminated as a medical assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) because of his belief that sex is genetic and biological. Contract terminated

A Christian doctor had his contract terminated as a medical assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) because of his belief that sex is genetic and biological.

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Ferryhill Town Council's 'special' meeting: An observer's report

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 00:00
On Wednesday 11th July, Ferryhill Town Council held a special meeting about Richard Smith, the ex-mayor who was hounded out of office for posting Christian views of sexuality and Islam on Facebook. An observer at the event reports on what happened:

On Wednesday 11th July, Ferryhill Town Council held a special meeting about Richard Smith, the ex-mayor who was hounded out of office for posting Christian views of sexuality and Islam on Facebook. An observer at the event reports on what happened:

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Prayer and action alert: Councillor Smith ousted as Mayor for biblical views

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00
Councillor Smith, ousted as Mayor for biblical views, needs your prayers tonight. Please pray he is vindicated and biblical truth is honoured.

Please pray Councillor Smith is vindicated and biblical truth is honoured.


Richard Smith is a pastor and local councillor in Ferryhill, County Durham.

He was elected Mayor of Ferryhill in May, but resigned last week in order to protect his wife and family from abuse following online agitation by LGBT+ activists.

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Prayer and action alert: Councillor Smith ousted as Mayor for biblical views

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:00
Councillor Smith, ousted as Mayor for biblical views, needs your prayers tonight. Please pray he is vindicated and biblical truth is honoured.

Please pray Councillor Smith is vindicated and biblical truth is honoured.


Richard Smith is a pastor and local councillor in Ferryhill, County Durham.

He was elected Mayor of Ferryhill in May, but resigned last week in order to protect his wife and family from abuse following online agitation by LGBT+ activists.

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