Evangelical Options and Delusions

Jun 24, 2017 by

By Melvin Tinker, Anglican Mainstream. [Editor’s note: This is a response to a piece by David Baker in Evangelicals Now, in which he sets out the case for staying firmly in the Church of England, but is strongly critical of Jesmond’s recent initiative, and sees the Gafcon movement...

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Gay: keeping options open?

Jun 22, 2017 by

On 8th July, General Synod of the Church of England will debate a motion proposing to endorse a statement to the effect that: “the practice of conversion therapy has no place in the modern world, is unethical, harmful and not supported by evidence”. There is no explanation of what ‘conversion...

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Hymn writer Keith Getty: nominal, shallow Christianity has no future, we must proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord

Jun 21, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today. The first hymn writer to be honoured by the Queen for contemporary Christian music has described how his music is an expression of one thing – that Jesus Christ is Lord. Keith Getty, awarded OBE in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours, told Christian Today...

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Learning from the parable of Tim Farron 

Jun 20, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The Church often seems keen to skate over or even deny what it really believes, in an effort to be taken seriously. Do we have something to learn from recent political events? Tim Farron, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has been seen by most people as...

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What was the Archbishop of Canterbury thinking? A layman responds

Jun 14, 2017 by

By Daniel Leafe, Anglican Mainstream. There has already been much helpful comment on the ecclesiastical politics and the approaches to church polity contained in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s letter to the Primates of the Communion of 1st June 2017. The volume of comment is an accurate assessment...

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Essex churches pass motions of no confidence in “unbiblical leadership” of Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Jun 14, 2017 by

Anglican Mainstream report. Two churches in Chelmsford Diocese have taken the unprecedented step of issuing public statements of no confidence in the Church of England leadership, following the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for ‘radical inclusion’ at General Synod in February, and Bishop Stephen...

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