New Year’s resolution: encourage each other to be faithful

Jan 2, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Just before Christmas, on the shortest day of the year, a senior and well respected clergyman, vicar of a central London church, gave a powerful ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4. So many elements of the Christmas story, he told us, are about poverty and...

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Editorial Blog Selection 2017

Dec 28, 2017 by

2017 Anglican Mainstream analysis and comment: A selection of editorial blog posts from Andrew Symes   The Church of England: The increasing dominance of revisionist theology. Reports and comment Bishop of Chelmsford calls for “prayers of thanksgiving” for same sex relationships. A report and...

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What is an Anglican? (Updated)

Dec 21, 2017 by

See more recent posts at the bottom: Gafcon Chairman’s December 2017 letter (in which he says that AMiE is part of the Anglican Communion) Defining Unity: what makes Anglicans Anglican anyway? By David Baker, Christian Today Statement of full communion with the ACNA from the Global South Anglican...

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George Bell’s reputation

Dec 21, 2017 by

Church apology over Bishop George Bell abuse enquiry, from BBC News If a saintly man can be branded a sex abuser, none of us is safe, by Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday Carlile Report: Bishop George Bell has been traduced, and the blame lies squarely with Church House and Lambeth Palace, by Martin...

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Bishop-elect’s radio interview struggle reveals Church’s unresolved dilemmas

Dec 19, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. She would have known that it would come. She would have prepared for it, rehearsing her lines, perhaps with coaches, wanting to appear wise, generous, compassionate, authoritative. It came, finally, at the end of the interview; the dreaded “Tim Farron...

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Maths teacher takes school to court in ‘transgender’ row

Dec 12, 2017 by

From Christian Concern. Joshua Sutcliffe is taking his employers – an Oxfordshire school and its headmaster – to an Employment Tribunal, after accusations of gross misconduct by ‘misgendering’ a ‘transgender’ student. In November, Joshua was suspended and placed in isolation for...

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