Is evangelical theology abusive?

Feb 9, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: I came to faith and was nurtured in the evangelical tradition, and I also attended a public school (Dulwich College in London)—though funded by the local authority, since my parents had run out of money to pay for me after funding my brother and sister ahead of me. But I had...

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“Just Mike” an appreciation by Dan Strange

Jan 27, 2017 by

To the Oak Hill family and all those who knew Mike Ovey, here’s what I had the privilege of saying at his funeral. We loved him because he was just Mike. A wonderful and weird best possible gift to Christ’s church. A true steward of the mysteries of God. Exciting, excitable, enigmatic,...

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Four attitudes to Christmas and to life

Dec 20, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I just took one of those online surveys to find out what kind of person I am, based on my attitude to Christmas. And the result came out completely wrong. But the basic premise behind the test is good, even profound. ‘Four kinds of Christmas’ is a series of...

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Judgement and joy

Dec 19, 2016 by

Are you trembling yet? By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch The God of the Bible is certainly a loving and gracious God, but he is no pushover. He is not some compliant errand boy. He is not a celestial hippy. He is not a slightly bewildered grandfather figure. He is not a cosmic bell boy. He is not...

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Gresham Machen, defending the faith, and lessons for today

Nov 27, 2016 by

[Dr Rohintan Mody finds close parallels between fierce debates on the nature of the Christian faith in the early 20th century, and contemporary doctrinal controversies in the Anglican Church.] I have just finished reading an excellent book on the great American Christian scholar, Gresham Machen,...

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Theology does matter

Nov 21, 2016 by

by Bishop Rod Thomas, Gafcon: Although recent attendance figures from the Church of England seem to indicate relentless decline, new research from a team of Canadian secular social scientists could offer hope if we recognise a truth that is all-too-often avoided. As George Orwell once observed, to...

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