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Church missing the opportunity to speak to young people about key issues, report warns
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 […]
Imagine: future conversations about differentiation
By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. [This work of fiction was composed and published before the Church of England Evangelical Council meeting of January 11-12 2017, so it cannot reflect anything which occurs or has occurred at that meeting.] It’s January 2019 and a group of Anglican clergy and laity from Britain are meeting to reflect […]
Christians and the Culture Wars: Time To Engage
by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch: Given that my website contains 2,233 articles on Christianity and 1,457 articles on the culture wars, it may be thought there is little left to say on these topics – at least from me. Well, there is always a new spin or a different angle one can run with on […]
Can bishops save the Church?
by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Earlier this week, Adrian Hilton (who writes the Archbishop Cranmer blog) reprised his hosting of Martyn Percy’s views with the offering of a new set of 95 Theses, in the year of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s original. (Contrary to suggestions in online discussion, Luther’s are not dull and rambling, […]
Gender – where next? by Christopher Townsend
by Christopher Townsend, Jubilee Centre: ‘Haven’t you read,’ [Jesus] replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,”…?’ Matthew 19:4 ‘…the transgender revolution represents one of the most difficult pastoral challenges this generation of Christians will face.’ Dr R. Albert Mohler Summary The issue of ‘gender identity’ has risen to prominence with […]
Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward dies
from BBC News: A woman who became a sexual assault campaigner after she was raped during a burglary at her father’s vicarage has died after suffering a stroke. Jill Saward, then 21, was sexually assaulted by two men in Ealing, west London, in 1986. Her father Michael, and her boyfriend were severely beaten. At the […]
Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving.
by David Haskell, Washington Post: Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less […]
Gafcon Chairman’s New Year Message 2017
To the Faithful of the GAFCON movement and friends from Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the GAFCON Primates Council. My dear people of God, Receive New Year’s Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). As 2017AD begins, let us […]
Marriage Isn’t Everything: How Celibacy Points The Way To God
by Sam Allberry, Christian Today: A friend of mine has an interesting spoon. (Bear with me.) It’s slightly larger than a teaspoon and has a large hole in the middle, making it incapable of holding – let alone carrying – the sort of substance that typically requires a spoon. My friend keeps it in his […]
Is Gafcon the problem?
by Peter Jensen, GAFCON: An interview with the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, was recently published as an article in the Church of Ireland Gazette. The newspaper’s website carried the audio of the interview in full here. For a self-confessed Ambassador and reconciler, Archbishop Josiah Fearon uses some undiplomatic language. The […]
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- CI News: 20 January 2017
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