A house divided

May 29, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Are there limits to the diversity found in the Church of England? A look at recent communications from two leaders shows the seemingly unbridgeable gulf in how different groups understand the essence of the Christian faith and the mission of the church. Model...

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When public opposition is necessary: Galatians 2:11-14

May 15, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. How did the early church deal with serious disputes and divisions over what Christians should believe and how they should act? The letter to the Galatians gives us some principles. In Galatians 2:11 Paul tells his readers “When Cephas [Peter] came to Antioch,...

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Strong, clear Christian witness at March for Life

May 8, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Saturday’s (5th May) rally in London in support of unborn children and their mothers concluded in a sunny Parliament Square, with a large crowd standing quietly, heads bowed, as Bishop Michael Nazir Ali read some well-known Scriptures as evidence for the...

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Unstable C of E shows need for Gafcon vision

May 1, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Are evangelicals in the ascendancy, and liberals in retreat in the Church of England? Recent headlines would certainly suggest that. Firstly a letter written by the Secretary General to the Archbishop’s Council, William Nye, to TEC in October last year (scroll...

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Pastoral care for transgender people: does it require acceptance of LGBT ideology?

Apr 17, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Mark Yarhouse has built a reputation as a sound and trustworthy guide in the field of gender confusion. As a Professor of Psychology at a respected American University with a strong evangelical heritage he is frequently quoted with approval by evangelical...

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Society’s dystopian trends and the church’s response

Apr 10, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Last week Britain was confronted with a series of headlines about out-of-control violence on the streets of London. While most of the killers and their victims are young, and knives are the weapons of choice, a drive-by shooting of a teenage girl on Easter...

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