Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?

Jan 14, 2017 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: “Does God call me to belong to a local church where the Word of God is not being taught?” That was one of the questions I have often been asked. I hope to have an occasional series looking at these kind of questions. To some the answer  to this particular question is so obvious that they think even the question is daft.   But life is not as simple as all that.  Imagine that you live in a small village or town where there is a local church.   It’s not heretical...

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Church missing the opportunity to speak to young people about key issues, report warns

Jan 11, 2017 by

from EA: The majority of churches in Great Britain are failing to talk to young people about the issues they’re facing, according to new research.   Youthscape, a Luton-based charity delivering innovative youth work across the country, has launched a report call Losing Heart, which surveyed 2,054 churches across England, Scotland and Wales to identify the needs of those working with children and young people.   The report found only half of churches “often” speak to their young people about...

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The church must reconnect with the poor and deprived: a bishop’s swing and a miss

Dec 5, 2016 by

by Stephen Kneale: In a recent article for the Church Times, the Bishop of Burnley – Philip North – has taken the Church of England to task for failing to listen to the working classes. He argued: For the most part, the Church of England has reacted to the election of Donald Trump (News, 11 November) and the UK’s vote to leave the EU (News, 1 July) (the “Trump-Brexit phenomenon”) by jumping on to the middle-class Est­abl­­ishment bandwagon of outrage and horror. As if set to auto-pilot, the C...

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CofE More Worried About ‘Twitter Mobs’ Than ‘What Is Right Before God’ Over Sexuality – GAFCON

Nov 25, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The Church of England is more concerned about “Twitter mobs” than “what is right before God” according to the conservative grouping GAFCON UK’s latest intervention in an increasingly toxic debate. The traditionalist Anglican body responded to criticism from the CofE’s top lay official by saying the Church is too “afraid of unpopularity from the secular British establishment”. It accused officials of an...

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Conservative Anglican churches offset decline of church attendance in UK

Nov 21, 2016 by

by Jardine Malado, Christian Today: Anglican churches that are affiliated with the conservative group Reform has reported a three to four increase in church attendance each year for the past five years. The Church of England as a whole has been experiencing a one to two percent decline in attendance each year, according to Christian Today. The Reform-linked churches have reported that the average weekly attendance was 99 percent as opposed to 40 percent in the whole Church of England. Reform...

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Why Churches Are Growing – And Declining

Nov 19, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch: We have long known what should be fairly obvious: those churches which trash the gospel, disbelieve Scripture, and grieve the Holy Spirit are in decline, while those churches which believe and proclaim the gospel, have a high view of Scripture, and allow God to work in their midst are growing. And there have been plenty of studies done over the years to prove this very point. Let me mention just three books dealing with the Protestant scene, which clearly...

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