Bishop’s progressive vision: church combining humble presence with “prophetic edge”

Sep 24, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: What’s the best way of diagnosing the state of the Church of England? For some, we look at its canons and liturgy and conclude that if they have not changed, then nor has the church. This is a bit like judging the current effectiveness and ethical practices of a company just by reading its Articles of Association.  A much richer and more accurate picture is built up from finding out what the organisation is actually doing day to day, and what those...

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Supreme Court frontrunner Amy Coney Barrett committed to ‘building the Kingdom of God’

Sep 22, 2020 by

By Will Maule, Premier: The leading candidate to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States is Amy Coney Barrett – a conservative Catholic who has spoken openly about her faith. A former professor of law at Notre Dame University, Barrett once said that her legal career was “but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God”. She is also a member of a charismatic Catholic group called ‘People of Praise’. In...

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Introducing TGC Essays: Theology for the Global Church

Sep 22, 2020 by

By Phil Thompson, The Gospel Coalition: For more than a decade, The Gospel Coalition has been publishing a wide range of articles, podcasts, videos, books, and more. This work is driven by an observation in our Foundation Documents: We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the church’s life and leading us away from our historic beliefs and practices. On the one hand, we are troubled by the idolatry of personal...

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Letter from Church Ministers and Christian Leaders to UK Prime & First Ministers

Sep 22, 2020 by

[Via email]: This letter is to call on the government to refrain from socially damaging restrictions in the attempt to restrain the Coronavirus, and particularly to call on them not to close churches again. The aim is to both to influence government decisions and also to have an evangelistic effect, showing the concern we have for people and the hope and confidence and life-giving relationships in the church…. Dear Prime, First and Deputy First Ministers, As church leaders from across the four...

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Three reasons Christianity matters

Sep 22, 2020 by

By Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem: […] People may not be asking the question ‘is Christianity true?’ so much anymore. But it is hard to get around the fact that Christianity matters – at least in part – because it’s true. If it weren’t true, there would be no harm in ignoring it altogether. That is, in many ways, most people’s view of most things they don’t believe. You can think whatever you want and I will just ignore it. But if you simply ignore something because you don’t think...

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The state of theology

Sep 11, 2020 by

From Ligonier Ministries: What do Americans think about Jesus Christ, the Bible, truth, and ethics? Ligonier Ministries’ State of Theology survey provides insights. Every two years, we take the theological temperature of the United States to help Christians better understand today’s culture and equip the church with better insights for discipleship. Read some of our key findings from 2020 below and explore the data for yourself. This survey was completed in early March as concern related to...

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