Australian and English evangelicals show different approaches to Anglican institutional revisionism

Jul 30, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: On the same day (19th July) that Gafcon Australia publicly unveiled their plans to establish an alternative Anglican jurisdiction in response to the trajectory of revisionism in the Church of Australia, the Church of England Evangelical Council issued a statement about the Bishop of Liverpool’s address to the MOSAIC campaign group, in which he called for same sex marriage in the Church of England. The difference in the two statements is symptomatic of more...

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Mutual Flourishing? Do the Number of Senior Appointments Support the Five Guiding Principles?

Jul 29, 2021 by

from English Churchman: Church Society has highlighted the question regarding the seriousness of the Church of England’s hierarchy about its implementation of Five Guiding Principles that were published in 2014. The Five Guiding Principles were written after the C of E changed canon law to permit the consecration of women to the office of Bishop.  They must be assented to by all ordinands. They specifically call for all to mutually flourish with their own convictions regarding the ministry of...

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Yes, but…A response to Christina Beardsley’s letter to the Next Steps Group

Jul 27, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: In her letter to Bishop Sarah Mullaly as Chair of the LLF Next Steps Group on 19 July 2021[1]questioning the need for a further working group on gender identity and transition, Christina Beardsley declares that the understanding of the Changing Attitude group is that: ‘…the Church of England is committed to: the ‘unconditional affirmation of trans people’ the liturgical marking of gender transition the opposite sex marriage in church of a trans person with legal gender...

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Why Church of England needs new PR team to win back worshippers

Jul 27, 2021 by

by Paul Andrews, Yorkshire Post: FATHER Neil McNicholas’s recent article in The Yorkshire Post on church attendance after Covid is a sad reflection on the modern world but the question should be asked: what should the church do to get people back into the pews? There is talk of selling off buildings and a further “management of the decline”. This cannot be right. Buildings do matter. They are part of our national Christian heritage. The church seems to think it is above using PR techniques....

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Radical progressive activism and the Church of England

Jul 26, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Civitas have published a new report: Rotting from the Head: Radical progressive activism and the Church of England. ‘Radical progressive activism’ is a slippery concept, not least because not all progressives would term their activism ‘radical’, and not all radicals would identify as ‘progressive’, but the focus of this report is on racism arising from ‘Black Lives Matter; the “climate emergency”, and unconscious bias training, which as Tom Harris says in his Foreword,...

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Can the C of E plant new churches and retain the parish system?

Jul 26, 2021 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: There has been a rather heated debate in the last few weeks about new church-planting initiatives in the Church of England, particularly with recent reporting of an initiative called Myriad, and its partnership with the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication. The Gregory Centre describes itself in these terms: The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication supports leaders, church teams and diocese across London, England and beyond as they multiply disciples, churches...

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