Not just an optional extra –RE that prepares children for life in the 21st Century

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Derek Holloway, Church of England Education Office: The Church of England has approximately 4700 schools of which about 200 are secondary including Middle Schools. We educate roughly a million pupils each year. We work in partnership through our dioceses to support schools. Church schools are...

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The ongoing influence of ‘new Gnosticism’ among C of E evangelicals

Apr 25, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Perhaps two decades ago, new postmodern teachings and ways of doing church began to gain a following among many evangelicals in the English speaking world. They were characterized by calls for “generous orthodoxy”, and their questioning of traditional...

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Anglican Unscripted #283 – The Rebel Alliance

Apr 24, 2017 by

Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden discuss Jonathan Petre’s Daily Mail article suggesting that at the GAFCON Primates’ Meeting currently taking place in East Africa a Bishop will be appointed to oversee the conservative sector dissatisfied with the direction the Church of England appears...

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What does the Church need to do to approve same-sex marriage?

Apr 21, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: The Scottish Episcopal Church has been moving in the direction of recognising same-sex marriage as equivalent to traditional marriage from a theological and ethical point of view for some time. At last year’s Synod, it discussed a change to canon law to remove reference to...

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Easter meaning. C of E training. The faithful are deciding.

Apr 18, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “This Easter season is a time of great celebration. Jesus is risen! Let’s take a few moments to think again about the amazing events which happened on that first Easter day”. Chris the vicar had spent a lot of time preparing for this sermon with prayer and...

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Elephant in the cathedral: Why are so many Anglican holy places empty and, thus, low on funds?

Apr 14, 2017 by

by Terry Mattingly, Get Religion: Anyone who has followed religion news from England knows that church attendance has been a huge story for some time now and the sobering headlines are only going to increase as the side effects – demographics is destiny, and all of that – become more obvious. Yes,...

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