Monthly Archives: May 2012

Two Important Papers – Ten Years On

Back at the start of the “noughties” two papers were published that explored issues around Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE). The first, by Robert Spitzer who was part of the Task Force on the APA that removed homosexuality from the

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Best EVER Eurovision Song

OK, tonight is the Eurovision Song Contest. For those not familiar with this cultural delight, countries in the European Broadcasting Union submit a song and then we all vote on which is the best. There is absolutely no bias in

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Wycliffe Hall – A Flashback

Here’s the Christian Today report from five years ago. Britain’s leading evangelical college is facing increasing criticism, and not just from outside detractors. Since a new principal took over last year at Wycliffe Hall, one of seven private Christian schools

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Lesley Pilkington on Channel Four News

Two videos, first the report then an interview. Interestingly she quotes the Spitzer research which is slightly dubious. Shame she didn’t refer to Jones and Yarhouse.

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Lesley Pilkington’s Appeal Fails

Quelle Surprise. John Bingham in the Telegraph has the news. A conduct hearing last year ruled that Mrs Pilkington had fallen short of professional standards by making “premature and reckless” diagnoses. An appeal panel yesterday threw out a number of

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Flash Mob – Russian Style

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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