1966 And All That: Reflections On Evangelical Unity Fifty Years After The Public Disagreement Between Martyn Lloyd-Jones And John Stott

Oct 18, 2016 by

by John Stevens: Tuesday 18th October 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ address at the Second National Assembly of Evangelicals organised by the Evangelical Alliance and held at Westminster Central Hall. I was not at the Assembly, which is unsurprising because I had not even born when it took place! However what happened there has deeply shaped my experience of British evangelicalism over the last thirty years. Lloyd-Jones’ address, which was characterised by many as a...

read more

Letter to the College of Bishops

Oct 13, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: I am publishing here, with permission, a letter that has been sent to all members of the College of Bishops prior to their next meeting to decide what proposals to bring to General Synod in February. I am not offering here a full exposition of the text, but there are a few things worth noting about it. First, this is not a PR exercise. Although the sending of the letter has been reported in Christian Today, it has not been circulated to media outlets, unlike some other...

read more

Unity – The Real and The Counterfeit

Oct 7, 2016 by

from Archbishop Peter Jensen, GAFCON: There is only one Church of Jesus Christ, his Body and his Bride. In the upper room before his death he prayed that the Father would glorify him (John 17:1-5), that the Father would sanctify his Apostles in the Truth (John 17:6-19) and that his Church may be one, so that the world may believe (John 17:20-26). All three requests were answered through his death, his resurrection, his ascension and in the gift of the Holy Spirit. The prayer sees the...

read more

For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied … Again

Oct 2, 2016 by

by Albert Mohler: A true defense of the Christian faith has never been more needed than now, but an attempt to rescue Christianity from its dependence upon Scripture is doomed to disaster. “Jesus loves me — this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” This is a childish error? Evangelical Christianity has a big problem, says Andy Stanley, and that problem is a reliance on the Bible that is both unwarranted and unhelpful. In a recent message delivered at North Point Community Church and posted...

read more

Same-Sex Attraction: Is Celibacy Sufficient To Qualify For Christian Ministry?

Sep 22, 2016 by

by John Stevens: Controversy was caused a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that the Church of England had appointed a gay bishop who admits that he is “in a relationship” but maintains sexual celibacy. Reactions to this news by evangelicals has been varied. Some have stated that the appointment is a “dangerous” step, especially in the light of the “facilitated conversations” about homosexuality that are taking place within the church. Others have taken the view that his sexual...

read more

Science and the Bible, debates about committees, hope and courage in mission

Sep 20, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Another week, another revisionist Church Times leader article penned by an academic heavyweight. This time a consultant psychiatrist and Professor of Theology insists that we need to allow the latest scientific findings to inform our understanding of Scripture. People used to believe that the earth was static and at the centre of the universe because of a literal interpretation of Psalm 93:1, says Christopher Cook. In the same way, today there are some...

read more