“We don’t do prosperity theology” – or do we?

Jun 18, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The handsome middle-aged preacher in the white suit paused dramatically, wiped his perspiring brow with a large linen handkerchief, and repeated again in a gravelly voice “praise the Lord!”. A chorus of Alleluias and Amens followed from the rapt audience. He continued: “now is the time to sow that seed of faith – the word says that whatever you give tonight, it will be multiplied in blessings and prosperity in your life. Thirty, sixty even a hundred...

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Anglican church to hold Pride Celebration Service and Drag Show

Jun 11, 2019 by

by Anglican Samizdat: To celebrate Pride Month (yes, it’s a whole month now), Christ Church Deer Park Anglican church in the Diocese of Toronto is putting on a Pride Celebration Service and Drag Show with Vanity a la Mode, Jada Hudson, Carlotta Carlisle and Kyle Miller. I’m not recommending that you click on those links but they are there if you simply must. Someone asked: child friendly or adults only? The answer, lending an entirely new meaning to “child friendly”, was: Absolutely child...

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Thousands of Christians fill Trafalgar Square for Pentecost celebration Thy Kingdom Come

Jun 9, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Trafalgar Square was filled with thousands of Christians from across denominations and traditions for a major Pentecost celebration at the heart of the capital today. Thy Kingdom Come, a 10-day prayer initiative launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, culminated in the free Trafalgar Square celebration today where at least 5,000 people were expected to turn out. Grammy Award-winning Christian singer Matt Redman brought the square to life when he sang his hit...

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Holy in one! Nine-hole crazy golf course to be installed in Rochester Cathedral over the summer to encourage younger visitors

Jun 2, 2019 by

by Michael Powell and Ned Donovan, Mailonline: Worshippers at a medieval cathedral are being asked to putt their faith in God on a crazy golf course in the nave. Visitors to 900-year-old Rochester Cathedral, in Kent, will be greeted by the nine-hole course this summer – despite protests that it will not befit the sanctity of the venerable building. It is the latest in a series of Church initiatives at cathedrals, which also include a 40ft helter-skelter in Norwich and a gin and prosecco...

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Decline and revival in the Church of England

May 31, 2019 by

by Philip Jenkins, Christian Century: Future historians will identify the past quarter century as a time of real excitement and innovation. British media regularly re­port the latest surveys of religious faith and activity in that country, and rare is the news that is not deeply depressing. So rapid has been the process of secularization that it hardly seems far-fetched to imagine a near future in which Christian faith in the country would be confined to recent immigrants. Particularly hard...

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Richard Bewes – with a Bible in his pocket and Jesus in his heart

May 14, 2019 by

by Chris Sugden, Church of England Newspaper: Christian leaders from across the world responded with warm tributes to the news of Prebendary Richard Bewes’ peaceful release from months of suffering from cancer at 6.25pm on Friday 10 May at his home in Virginia Water, surrounded by Timothy, Wendy, Stephen and his wife Pam. A child of the East African Revival in the 1930s, he treasured his African roots and was the UK chairman of African Enterprise for 32 years. The son of missionary parents,...

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