Gospel, church and nation

Nov 1, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Recent articles give a variety of perspectives on evangelism and the Church’s relationship with contemporary culture.  The C of E recently released the annual Statistics for Mission for 2015. The figures show continued decline in overall regular attendance at...

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Church of England Heading For Growth, Say Leading Christian Evangelists

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Church of England is heading for growth, according to a leading Christian evangelist. Church attendance has suffered steady decline for decades and latest figures published earlier this year showed it dropping below one million for the first time. However,...

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New evangelistic course addresses contemporary idolatries

Sep 13, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I was at All Souls Church, Langham Place last night for the launch of a new course from the team which has brought us Christianity Explored. This course, based on the familiar format of short films sparking discussion in groups arranged in a course taking...

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Does growth need management?

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Over the weekend, two articles appeared in the Guardian by Harriet Sherwood, citing Martyn Percy’s disagreement with the direction the Church of England is apparently taking. The first cites comments from the conclusion to a forthcoming book, which appears to express...

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Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’

Aug 14, 2016 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: One of Britain’s senior theologians has warned that the Church of England is in danger of becoming a narrow sect “driven by mission-minded middle managers” who are alienating clergy, congregations and the general public. Martyn Percy, dean of Christ Church, Oxford,...

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Russia’s Ban on Evangelism Is Now in Effect

Jul 22, 2016 by

by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today: Yesterday, Russia’s new anti-terrorism laws, which restrict Christians from evangelizing outside of their churches, went into effect. The “Yarovaya package” requires missionaries to have permits, makes house churches illegal, and limits religious...

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