Authentic Anglicanism: global with boundaries, or ‘inclusive’ and Western?

Jun 12, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Fifteen years ago an event occurred which, in a memorable phrase, “tore the fabric” of the Anglican Communion. A man who had divorced his wife and was in a same sex relationship was elected Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Province of the...

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Imperilled Christian minorities facing genocide in northern Myanmar

Jun 9, 2018 by

From Barnabas Fund. In a home in North London in the 1970s a very gentle Baptist leader, a Karen from the north of Burma (now Myanmar), shared what was happening to the Christian community there. The stories he told were hard to believe because they were so horrifying, but his clarity and detail...

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‘Fluid’ families good, ‘nuclear’ families bad?

Jun 5, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In December 2013, at a point in history mid-way between Parliamentary approval for same sex marriage and the enactment of a new law changing marriage’s definition, a senior judge was disciplined for expressing conservative views on marriage and family. Sir...

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Waiting by the sea

May 31, 2018 by

Why it is bad form to refer to the devil. By Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. If today one links the devil to a particular political, social, or theological development one runs the risk of being immediately dismissed as part of theology’s lunatic fringe. In mainstream Western...

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A house divided

May 29, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Are there limits to the diversity found in the Church of England? A look at recent communications from two leaders shows the seemingly unbridgeable gulf in how different groups understand the essence of the Christian faith and the mission of the church. Model...

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The devil can do exposition

May 28, 2018 by

Two essential ingredients for preaching.  By John Piper, Desiring God. Exposition and exultation are never separated in true preaching. It is possible to do exposition of texts that you don’t even believe, let alone exult over. So, I do not regard exposition per se as the defining mark of...

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