Should evangelicals stay in the C of E? These reasons aren’t good enough!

Oct 23, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Should evangelicals consider leaving the Church of England? This question has been asked ever since the middle of the sixteenth century. In every generation the arguments to “stick with the ship” (Ryle’s phrase) have prevailed; most have stayed and only a few have left. More recently, John Stott and Martyn Lloyd-Jones clashed in 1966 over whether the time had come for faithful, bible-believing evangelicals to leave the mainline churches and form a new...

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UK Internal Market Bill: the Archbishops are confused, poorly advised, and wrong

Oct 23, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Archbishops of the United Kingdom have written a joint letter fairly and equally to all tabloids and broadsheets decrying the moral state of the nation and calling for repentance exclusively to the Financial Times decrying the UK Internal Market Bill and calling for it to be amended. They could have penned a joint article for the pro-Brexit Daily Mail or the Express so that lots of people might have nourished their souls by feeding on this rare expression of...

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Why bishops shouldn’t stay out of politics

Oct 22, 2020 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: Christianity is not just a narrow little hobby for the soul, but a vision of the whole world. In 1096, after William the Conqueror had successfully invaded England, he moved against the north and the incumbent bishops. “And so the English groaned aloud for their lost liberty,” wrote the medieval chronicler and Benedictine monk Orderic Vitalis: “and plotted ceaselessly to find some way of shaking off a yoke that was so intolerable and unaccustomed”. For centuries, right...

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New National Director for CEEC

Oct 20, 2020 by

The Church of England Evangelical Council announces the appointment of the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair, currently Bishop of Birkenhead in the Diocese of Chester, as its National Director. Bishop Keith’s retirement from the See of Birkenhead in March 2021 was announced earlier this month. He will assume this new role on 27 April 2021, the 100th anniversary of the birth of CEEC’s founder, the late Revd Dr John Stott CBE. The appointment of a National Director represents a significant development in...

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Church of England launches Anti-Racism Taskforce to tackle racial inequality

Oct 17, 2020 by

from Christian Today: A new taskforce has been launched to oversee changes aimed at achieving racial equality in the Church of England. The Anti-Racism Taskforce is formed of nine members and will be chaired jointly by Rev Sonia Barron, Director of Ordinands and Vocations for Lincoln Diocese, and Rev Arun Arora, a vicar in the Diocese of Durham. Together, they will make recommendations on what immediate action the Church of England should take to improve its record on racial justice and...

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Religious authority in the moral maze

Oct 16, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips: Has the church lost it? Does it matter? On BBC Radio’s Moral Maze this week, we discussed the moral authority of organised religion. A report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has described a culture of deference in the Church of England which meant that perpetrators were allowed to hide and, when exposed, were often given more support than their victims. On the Maze, we asked whether Britain’s churches have lost all moral authority as a result of such...

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