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Welcome to Transfigurations! This blog is intended to serve the orthodox Anglican community and the wider Christian community. We pray that all that is posted here will be faithful to the Scriptures as the inspired word of God, speak the truth in love, edify, bless and transform this local body of Christ, and be an impetus for revival, repentance, prayer and intercession!
One hospitalized for breakdown after sword-wielding Muslims converge.
“When we tried to get them out, they refused to let them out, and they wanted to burn them alive in the guesthouse,” Garas said.
By: David Nather
...Agency director says it will 'transform' surveillance
Friday, March 16, 2012
by Steven Ertelt
by Patrick B. Craine
Mar 16, 2012
For the sake of teaching the faith and living out its catholicity, therefore, Catholics should give serious consideration to good hymnody. Yes, we should resurrect our own treasures that we have discarded. Restore Gregorian chant to its rightful place and ramp up the Latin, by all means.
March 16, 2012
The rise of evangelicalism is shaking up the established church
By Brian Koenig
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has announced he is to step down after ten years as he admitted that the row over homosexuality in the Church has been a "major nuisance".
by Steven Ertelt
As Delbalzo writes, “And I bristle every time a fellow activist uses a trendy catch-phrase or rallying cry meant to placate pro-lifers. The first of these, “Make abortion safe, legal, and rare!” has been used for decades as a call for abortion rights.”
By Julian Pecquet
Mar 14, 2012
By BRETT ZONGKER
Mar 13, 2012
A detailed look at how working-class adults view marriage and the search for marital love.
March 13, 2012
Politics can be a sensitive subject and a number of SNS [social networking sites] users have decided to block, unfriend, or hide someone because of their politics or posting activities. In all, 18% of social networking site users have taken one of those steps by doing at least one of the following:the rest
Of course, that means that 82% of SNS users have not taken any steps to ignore or disconnect from someone whose views are different – or have not encountered any views that would prompt such a move.
- 10% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because that person posted too frequently about political subjects
- 9% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they posted something about politics or issues that they disagreed with or found offensive
- 8% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they argued about political issues on the site with the user or someone the user knows
- 5% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they posted something about politics that the user worried would offend other friends
- 4% of SNS users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on the site because they disagreed with something the user posted about politics
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is facing execution for apostasy in Iran. He wrote this letter from prison in January 2011, a few months after receiving the written verdict confirming his death sentence. He remains imprisoned in Rasht, under threat of an execution that could happen any time.
Eduardo Cavalcanti to be charged with homocide
by Steven Ertelt
by Christine Dhanagom
The disgrace of medical ethics.
The information that newborn babies aren’t people is just the beginning. A reader learns that “many non-human animals … are persons” and therefore enjoy a “right to life.” (Such ruminative ruminants, unlike babies, are self-aware enough to know that getting killed will entail a “loss of value.”) The authors don’t tell us which species these “non-human persons” belong to, but it’s safe to say that you don’t want to take a medical ethicist to dinner at Outback.
13 March, 2012
By Brittany Smith
The Church of England was yesterday condemned as “the last refuge of prejudice” by an openly gay cleric who was forced to stand down as a bishop after it emerged he was homosexual.
by Keith Koffle
by Jonathan Moormann
Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case.
Prime Minister Cameron finds himself at odds with leading figures of the established church.