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SCM – CANTERBURY PRESS are having a really good warehouse clearance sale in the UK. There are some excellent discounts and quite a few of the books on offer are actually useful, especially if you are involved in worship at … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

CAPTION COMPETITION

There’s a topical bent to this caption competition as the photograph was taken today outside a polling station in Hyde Park, London. The exit polls are saying that there will be a hung parliament with the Tories having the most … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

MUMBI JUMBI

From TIMES OF ZAMBIA: Zambia Anglican Council presiding Bishop Robert Mumbi says homosexuality is against African traditional way of life and Christian values. He said it was the Christian and traditional values that defined Zambia and set it apart from … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

YES!

From NEWSOXY: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago announced Tuesday that the Rev. Bradley Schmeling and the Rev. Darin Easler, removed in 2007 for having a same-relationship, will be reinstated to their congregations Rev. Bradley Schmeling was the pastor of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

SATAN TEMPTS WEE FREES

From THE TIMES: For more than a hundred years the Free Church of Scotland has been governed by a strict Calvinist tradition — the singing of hymns has been prohibited. The austere but hauntingly beautiful sound of unaccompanied psalms has … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

AND NOW SOME HOPEFUL NEWS

From THE DAILY NEWS AND ECONOMIC REVIEW: More than 3,000 European Jews, including prominent intellectuals, have signed a petition speaking out against Israeli settlement policies and warning that systematic support for the Israeli government is dangerous. The petition’s signatories include … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

THE DEBATE CONTINUES

From Jean-François Copé’s article, “Tearing Away the Veil,” posted by THE NEW YORK TIMES: Momentum is building in Europe for laws forbidding the wearing of garments that cover the face, like the Islamic burqa and niqab, in public. Just last … [CLICK TO READ MORE]