The Church of England will die unless we read the Bible…..

Sep 16, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden: I’ve just come back from Russia. The last time I was there – 35 years ago – was when I became a Bible smuggler, and got caught by the KGB. Two KGB majors ran the interrogation. They threatened to have me tried as a bullion smuggler (I’d failed to declare that a gold ring I was...

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Is there hope for unbelieving Britain?

Sep 11, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: The article that caught my eye this week in the Church Times (which I read every week) was a fascinating reflection by Philip North, the bishop of Burnley, on his visits over the summer to three different Christian ‘festivals’. He visited: the Keswick Convention, a bastion...

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Decline in cathedral tourism, but sharp rise in Evensong attendance

Aug 19, 2017 by

Why are thousands of people who’ve never set foot in church before suddenly showing up for choral evensong? By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today. Thousands of people are turning out to hear free choral music around Britain, many for the first time. One poorly-attended church in London found...

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Anglican Unscripted: Doctrine Vs Practice

Aug 17, 2017 by

Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden discuss the latest happenings in the Church of England. Gavin Ashenden comments on the service of Holy Communion followed by a party at Southwark Cathedral, at which the civil partnership of two senior clergywomen was honoured and celebrated: …What we’re...

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Have C of E evangelical leaders suggested that a Rubicon has been crossed?

Aug 15, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In a recent article, the Church of England Evangelical Council was asked to provide a stronger lead at this time of uncertainty in the Church’s doctrine, governance and direction following July’s General Synod. In an editorial I responded by suggesting that...

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The Church of England, human sexuality and the current cultural crisis

Aug 14, 2017 by

By J. Andrew Kirk, Anglican Mainstream. During the meetings of the Church of England’s Synod this year (in February and July) some significant motions were carried on themes related to the Church’s continuing debate about its stance on controversial issues to do with human sexuality…...

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