John Stott: Centenary Events

Apr 15, 2021 by

From johnstott.org: John Stott was born 27 April 1921 and died 27 July 2011. His legacy continues. Scroll down to find centenary events arranged by All Souls Church and the ministries he founded: Langham Partnership; LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity); EFAC (the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion); and others. Join the celebrations! Events include: Services on Sunday 18th April: 9.30 and 11.30am: Exalting the Word of God through Preaching 5.30pm: Proclaiming...

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John Stott: Centenary Events

Apr 13, 2021 by

From johnstott.org: John Stott was born 27 April 1921 and died 27 July 2011. His legacy continues. Scroll down to find centenary events arranged by All Souls Church and the ministries he founded: Langham Partnership; LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity); EFAC (the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion); and others. Join the celebrations! Events include: Services on Sunday 18th April: 9.30 and 11.30am: Exalting the Word of God through Preaching 5.30pm: Proclaiming...

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Does the resurrection make a difference?

Apr 10, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: In Matthew’s account of the resurrection, we’re given a tantalising brief description of how some Roman soldiers had an unexpected encounter with a supernatural being: “…an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it….the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men”. Christ the incarnate son of God is held in the inescapable prison of death, with two powerful extra doors as...

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Christ is risen!

Apr 4, 2021 by

We join with Christians around the world in celebrating the resurrection of Christ! “Christ is Risen!” From Around the World, from Gafcon: Video Easter Day: the triumph of Christ and the reign of grace, by Archbishop Cranmer The empty tomb and the risen Jesus in John 20: video, by Ian Paul, Psephizo Does the resurrection make a difference? By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream History’s Biggest Hoax? Women as Resurrection Witnesses, by Stephanie Jane Judd, The Gospel Coalition...

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The Good Friday hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Apr 2, 2021 by

By Margaret Ashworth, The Conservative Woman: THIS hymn is considered the crowning achievement of the man called the Father of English Hymnody, Isaac Watts. That is some accolade when you think that his other works include Joy to the World  and O God Our Help in Ages Past. I have written about Watts (1674-1748) several times before but his life is well worth recalling again. He was born in Southampton while his clergyman father was in prison for his nonconformist sympathies, in other words his...

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The incredible shrinking church

Apr 2, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: […] A new article from the Gallop polling organisation offers some interesting – if not alarming – information about another case of shrinkage – in American church attendance. The headline says this: “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time”. Here are some highlights from the article: “Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade trend. In 2020, 47%...

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