C of E’s new gender policy backs up ‘heresy’ claim

Nov 14, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In late 2013, there were a number of reports in the media about failures in RE in schools leaving many children ignorant about the basic facts of the Christian faith. In November of that year, a senior Bishop speaking at General Synod celebrated the high...

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Early church, Reformation and Anglican realignment: making some connections

Oct 31, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I have recently returned from Canada where I attended the tenth Synod of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), which was held in Burlington, near Toronto. It was a great experience over four days, with bible exposition, Eucharistic worship and band-led...

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Albion leaders walking a tightrope

Oct 26, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Church of England Newspaper. The Principal and Governing Body of Albion Middle School were walking a tightrope. Seeing themselves as reconcilers and peacemakers, they found themselves in an impossible position, trying to find a via media between radically different views. Albion...

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“Don’t abandon the flock” – command from the Lord, or excuse for inaction?

Oct 17, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Over the past 60 years English Anglican evangelicals, who share the same commitment to the core elements of biblical faith “once delivered to the saints”, have disagreed, sometimes sharply, about very important, but ‘secondary’ issues. These include: should we...

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Myths, misinformation or parallel realities? the thinking behind the Primates’ Communiqué

Oct 10, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. One of the great things about being a Christian is that you can travel anywhere in the world, find that differences in language, culture and worldview make mutual understanding and communication very difficult, and yet make an instant connection with other...

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Faithfulness to Christ against the odds: the Anglican Communion and the global sexual revolution

Sep 26, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Global Anglican leaders will gather to meet in Canterbury in early October for a summit meeting. Most of them come from contexts where the Anglican church is continuing to teach and promote the biblical Gospel of repentance and faith in Christ for salvation,...

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