ADVERTISING
 
Thursday, October 18   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Languages
How many languages do you speak?




SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Anglicans 
1
 

Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow same-sex marriages

A clause will protect ministers with a traditional biblical view of marriage. Gafcon reacts by appointing a “missionary bishop” for the UK.

EDINBURGH 09 JUNE 2017 12:25 h GMT+1
Bishops in the leadership of the Scottish Episcopal Church. / SEC

The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriages. It becomes the first Anglican Church in the UK to take this decision.



The vote happened on the same day as the United Kingdom General Election, during the Church’s General Synod. The Scottish Episcopal Church is not to be confused with the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.



According to The Guardian newspaper, Canon law was changed to remove a doctrinal clause stating that marriage is between a man and a woman.



The decision changes the traditional Christian view of marriage and could lead to a collide with the global Anglican community. The Episcopal Church USA was suspended by the Anglican Communion after approving gay marriages in 2016.



A new conscience clause will allow ministers who defend the biblical view of marriage to opt out of performing same-sex weddings.



 



GAFCON NAMES BISHOP FOR UK



The Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) had said the decision in Scotland would “further marginalise faithful Anglicans in Scotland who seek to uphold Jesus’ teaching on marriage.”



 



Missionary bishop Andrew Lines.

After the vote, Gafcon formally announced the appointment of Andrew Lines as a new “missionary” bishop for the UK and the rest of Europe. This decision has not received the support of Anglican groups in Great Britain.



The Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, Foley Beach, said: “It is my hope that the missionary bishop will lead an effort to plant dynamic churches all over Scotland which are Jesus-centered, practicing the teaching of the Bible, and holding to the long-standing tradition of the Anglican Faith.”


 


POLL
Scripture and Marriage
The same-sex marriage policy of The Episcopal Church (USA) is a “fundamental departure from the faith”, the Anglican Communion Primate 2016 meeting concluded. Do you agree?
Yes.
79%
No.
18%
I am not sure.
3%
This Poll is closed.
Number of votes: 177
SEE MORE POLLS
 
 


1
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 

Will Graham
09/06/2017
13:17 h
1
 
So sad. Time to weep.
 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow same-sex marriages
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
Christians in politics? Christians in politics?

What is the role of Christians serving in politics? An interview with Auke Minnema, the new General Director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow Sharing Jesus with World Cup fans in Moscow

A team of Steiger mission is starting conversations about the gospel in the middst of the football celebration in Russia.

 
European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga European “Bridges to Inclusion” gathering 2018, in Riga

The network of Christian ministries working for the inclusion of people with disabilities, celebrated its tenth continental meeting in Latvia with the participation of 12 countries.

 

 
VIDEO Video
 
Biotechnology: “There is a difference between restoration and enhancement” Biotechnology: “There is a difference between restoration and enhancement”

“We have to understand the times in which we live, and have discernment”, says Doctor Peter J. Saunders.

 
The Manzanas case The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
How does romantic love change over time? How does romantic love change over time?

Psychatrist Pablo Martínez uses a metaphor to explain how romantic love evolves.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility How the loss of universal values led to a loss of civility

Author Bruce Little: “We have moved from a sense of responsibility to ‘my personal rights’”.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.