Rethinking Evangelism

Feb 20, 2019 by

By Bishop Steven Croft, Diocese of Oxford Website. An (unauthorised) background paper for the General Synod. The General Synod of the Church of England meets in London this week (20-23 February, 2019). The main theme of the Synod is evangelism in different shapes and forms. On Wednesday we will have perspectives from the wider Anglican Communion on Evangelism and Discipleship. On Friday there are three debates. The first welcomes and takes note of the report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism...

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Preparations for Lambeth 2020

Feb 16, 2019 by

Selected recent articles, most recent at the bottom: Warning from Gafcon Chairman, from the Gafcon website: “…the Lambeth Conference of 2020 will itself be an obstacle to the gospel by embracing teaching and a pattern of life which are profoundly at odds with the biblical witness and the apostolic Christianity through the ages.” Lambeth Conference is advertised as a celebration of diversity Lambeth 2020: what is the future of the Anglican Communion? by Andrew Goddard,...

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Theologian critiques Bishop of Bangor’s call for same sex marriage in church

Feb 12, 2019 by

A response to the letter from the Bishop of Bangor, By Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. A new letter from the Bishop of Bangor In his new episcopal letter to the Diocese of Bangor on 2 February 2019, Bishop Andy John does three things. First, he sets out the result of the voting on the issue of same-sex relationships that took place in the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in September 2018 and September 2015. Secondly, he notes the divisions over the issue of same-sex...

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Canon Michael Green: a Life in Service of the Gospel

Feb 7, 2019 by

by Chris Sugden, Anglican Mainstream. Canon Michael Green died peacefully on February 6th in Oxford after a short period of hospitalization in Oxford at the age of 88. In many ways Oxford was Michael’s city. He studied at Exeter College where he was President of the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, and married Rosemary, the lady vice-president. They went on to have four children. In the evangelistic ministry for which he was renowned he was a frequent speaker at the OICCU and led some...

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Pressure on orthodox Christian views politely and gently increased in nation and church

Feb 5, 2019 by

House of Lords debates same sex marriage in the C of E; Pastoral Guidance steers towards unity in diversity. By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The day when the secular government seeks to compel the Church of England to conform fully to ‘equality legislation’ draws ever closer. An amendment to end the C of E’s exemption from the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act of 2013 was tabled in the House of Lords on Friday 1st February, and debated. Although it was withdrawn after a number of...

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A bible-based, evangelical approach to Christian faith and sexuality: new book sets out CEEC view

Jan 29, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Another excellent resource from Anglican evangelical theologian Martin Davie has been published, this time in collaboration with colleagues associated with the Church of England Evangelical Council.  ‘Glorify God in your Body: Human identity and flourishing in marriage, singleness and friendship’ at well over 200 pages is intended as a major submission from a conservative perspective to the ongoing ‘Living in love and faith’ project of the Church of...

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