Observing ministry in Africa

Jul 17, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream I’m writing this from Kenya. To be more specific, I’m hosted by the Diocese of Machakos, centred on the town of that name about 40 miles south east of Nairobi. For the past two years Anglican Mainstream has been partnering with a youth ministry...

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Synod supports ban on ‘conversion therapy’ – what it means

Jul 9, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. On 8th July, General Synod of the Church of England voted to back a complete ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’, a term used by critics to describe ways in which people who want to reduce or be free of homosexual desire and practice access help in the form of therapy...

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Gafcon events in England and USA

Jul 4, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The last week of June has seen a number of high profile events marking the life of Gafcon, the global movement for renewal of the Anglican Communion according to biblical orthodoxy. 29th June is Gafcon Day, the anniversary of the first unveiling of the iconic...

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Gafcon and Evangelical Ministry

Jun 27, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I’m at the annual Evangelical Ministry Assembly organized by the Proclamation Trust. Around 900 men and women, mostly from Anglican, Baptist and Evangelical Free churches are here at the Barbican Centre in London; the majority are vicars, pastors and church...

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Learning from the parable of Tim Farron 

Jun 20, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The Church often seems keen to skate over or even deny what it really believes, in an effort to be taken seriously. Do we have something to learn from recent political events? Tim Farron, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has been seen by most people as...

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After Pentecost: small miracle, big implications

Jun 6, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. A story about healing turns out to be the moment when God takes the Church outside the religious institution. “Peter and John went to pray…” – we all know the Sunday School song, based on Acts 3:1-10. Of course no miracle, in the sense of a reversal of...

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