Anglican Battle Lines Drawn in Europe

Dec 28, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: AS the Anglican Communion slowly devolves into two separate communions with new orthodox branches established in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and Ireland under the aegis of GAFCON, new lines are being drawn in Europe heightening the growing schism in the Anglican Communion. While African Anglican evangelical leaders have said there will be no formal schism, (they can wait out the demise of western Anglicanism,) there is the reality that Europe...

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Top 10 Religion Stories of 2020

Dec 26, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: FEW would deny that 2020 was one of the worst years in the life of the present-day Church. The Anglican Communion was hit hard with more confusion over homosexual practice, with the Archbishop of Canterbury showing no leadership but continued capitulation over the issue. Annus horribilis might be the best description – it was a year for the ages. The push for the full acceptance of homosexuality across the communion plus the advent of COVID defined our...

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C of E Orthodox fight on as new Anglican group set up

Dec 17, 2020 by

from Evangelicals Now: Evangelicals in the Church of England have been preparing to contend in the wake of the launch of Living in Love and Faith – while a new Anglican network has also been set up. At the latest General Synod, a presentation was given on the new Living in Love and Faith (LLF) resources on issues of sexuality and gender. Meanwhile, a new ‘Anglican Network in Europe’ (ANiE) is being launched under the leadership of Bishop Andy Lines. Speaking about the LLF presentation at...

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New Anglican network formed for churches in Europe who want more orthodox oversight

Dec 10, 2020 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: Churches across Europe who want Anglican-style oversight but an unwavering commitment to orthodox Christian teaching are now being offered the Anglican Network in Europe (ANiE). The network will be lead by Bishop Andy Lines, who told Premier: “I can just imagine the frustration of everyone at the thought – ‘is another jurisdiction what is wanted?’ No, the answer is that the good news is needed in our needy continent and one of the primary aims...

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Church Society launches new journal

Sep 9, 2020 by

By Ros Clarke, Church Society blog: The Global Anglican is the new name for Church Society’s quarterly theological journal…The Global Anglican is a theological journal committed to publishing international scholarship that speaks to the pastoral needs of the contemporary church. The journal will continue in the long tradition of The Churchman, as it was known when it was established in 1879, and more recently as Churchman. The launch issue of The Global Anglican demonstrates the...

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Who owns the Anglican Communion?

Jul 30, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: There is an arrogance emanating from both the Church of England and the American Episcopal Church that somehow, they own the Anglican Communion and what they say goes, even as their respective provinces whither on the vine. It’s subtle of course. The Church of England has the ecclesiastical power and The Episcopal Church has the monetary power which enables them, they think, to move mountains., i.e. persuade bishops of their authority, even as GAFCON...

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