A simply written and very readable book from Giles which I will give 5 stars to simply because it makes you think. On nearly every page you can feel a 'yes, but...' moment growing in your head which you often find the answer to later on. If you don't then you know where to look and hopefully find the answer.
This book makes some very good arguments for the simplicity of the 'house church' and the ministry of all believers. If you have issues with traditional religion or the 'business model' of some churches then this book will strike a chord with you.
My quote for the day!
Words like progressive can reverse the rules of logic. That is, the longer historical evidence persists, the less reliable it becomes; the newer the conclusion, the less proven by history, the more 'progressive' and, presumably, more appealing it is.
Free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having.
So said Lord Justice Sedley.
Unfortunately there are people about who would like to shut down debate by means fair or foul on certain subjects.
Archbishop Cranmer or @His_Grace on twitter is well known as a conservative Anglican and as such puts forward a robust defence of what he sees as the tenets of Christianity and the Church of England. As expected he occassionally posts on subjects around marriage, especially the concept of marriage as betwen one woman, one man, indivisible and for life.
So it was not unexpected that His Grace might well put links to the Coalition for Marriage website on his own site.
As their site says:
The Coalition for Marriage is an umbrella group of
individuals and organisations in the UK that support traditional
marriage and oppose any plans to redefine it.
The Coalition is backed by politicians, lawyers, academics and
religious leaders. It reache…