The “Evangelical” Label Doesn’t Belong to the U.S.

Jan 14, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: The “evangelical” label is hotly contested in the United States, especially during an election cycle when people debate the meaning of the term and the significance of the “evangelical vote.” What is an evangelical? What is the state of the movement? Recent books have linked white evangelicals to a pseudo-Christian nationalism, or to over-involvement with partisan politics, or to rigid expressions of patriarchy. Multiple surveys with disparities in data...

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It’s Not Over – Evangelicals, Abuse and a Call for a Gospel-shaped Repentance

Jan 1, 2021 by

by David Ould: What a year 2020 has been. What seemed like a localised event far far away has spread to affect so many of us. If it’s not hit your church community yet, it can only be a matter of time. I wish I was talking about covid. But the reality is that there’s been another contagion rippling across our world: Abuse by evangelicals. It’s not over – a stream of reports of abuse The abuse has taken many forms and been revealed by many brave people. Only this last year we’ve heard...

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Western culture and the sexual self – the contemporary challenge to the Christian view of human identity and sexual behaviour

Nov 27, 2020 by

By Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian: The St Andrew’s Day Statement, published twenty five years ago this month by the Church of England Evangelical Council, was an attempt by a collection of British Evangelical theologians to try to sketch out what a constructive Christian engagement with the issue of same-sex relationships should look like at a time when, like today, the Church was deeply divided about the topic, following the publication of Issues in Human Sexuality in...

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Why I believe sound Evangelicals should quit the C of E

Nov 20, 2020 by

by Stephen Kneale: Increasingly, Evangelical Anglicans are finding it difficult to remain within the Church of England. Now, as a Dissenter, you will hardly be surprised that I think they should all leave. But I don’t think those who are convinced of Anglicanism should necessarily leave their faithful Anglican communions. I may not be convinced of their ecclesiology and praxis, but if you are – and your church holds to the gospel – I wouldn’t expect you to leave. But the Church of England,...

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Living in Love and Faith: evangelicals say they are ‘ready to engage and ready to contend’

Nov 9, 2020 by

Press release: EVANGELICALS in the Church of England have promised to ‘look closely’ at newly-published materials on sex, relationships and gender. They say the key test for them will be whether what is set out is consistent with the teaching of the Bible. And they have pledged that, while they will encourage all evangelicals to engage and listen carefully, they will also contend ‘unflaggingly’ for ‘the faith once for all delivered to the saints’. The comments – made by leaders of the Church...

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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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