Court of Appeal backs Ofsted attempt to re-write meaning of “evangelical” – Supreme Court appeal sought

Sep 25, 2021 by

Press Release from The Christian Institute: • Court of Appeal ruling today confirms that an evangelical foster agency can work exclusively with evangelical carers, but seeks to impose its own definition of “evangelical”. • The agency, Cornerstone Adoption and Fostering, which is backed by The Christian Institute, is seeking to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Christian Institute has responded to today’s Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Cornerstone v Ofsted. Deputy Director for Public...

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EFAC-USA Leader sees Good Future for Evangelicals Across the Ecclesiastical Spectrum

Sep 9, 2021 by

An interview with the Rev. Zac Neubauer, President of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC-USA), by David W. Virtue, VirtueOnline: VOL: Anglo-Catholicism has been all but wiped out in TEC. Only the Diocese of Springfield might be considered AC, but they recently let go their bishop early and it is unlikely he will be replaced by an Anglo-Catholic. PB Michael Curry would never approve of a bishop who did not accept homosexual marriage. TEC still has a couple of evangelical...

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‘Bleeding for Jesus’: some initial thoughts

Sep 2, 2021 by

 A review of Andrew Graystone’s ‘Bleeding for Jesus: John Smyth and the cult of Iwerne camps’ *. By Julia Cameron, Evangelicals Now: Former campers include senior leaders in the military, in business and in education, and well-known church leaders like John Stott, Dick Lucas, Nicky Gumbel, Michael Green and Justin Welby. They also include lesser-known names of men who have invested their lives in serving urban housing estates, or in world mission. All the boys were drawn from the UK’s...

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Redefining Conservatism with Peter Viereck to Find Answers for Contemporary Evangelicalism Distinct from Ideological Conservatism and Progressivism

Aug 31, 2021 by

By Rollin Grams, Bible and Mission: Peter Viereck distinguished his understanding of conservatism from the merely political/economic conservatism of the mid-twentieth century.  This distinction is helpful at the present time of social turmoil.  It is helpful for Christians trying to negotiate the present social context in which there is again a question as to what conservatism entails (not only in the United States) and a crisis posed by a radical progressivism that intends to dismantle...

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Contending for the faith – Reflections on Retirement 

Jul 12, 2021 by

By David Banting, Anglican Mainstream: [Editor’s note: This is a valuable memoir and analysis of recent Church of England history from one of its leading evangelical clergymen.] In the booklet Why I am an Anglican (Orthos no 23, 2006), I wrote of the decades of my life that I was a cradle Anglican (aged 0-18), a converted Anglican (18-28), a convinced Anglican (28-38), a concerned Anglican (38-48), and a contending Anglican (48-58). I finished by hoping that on retirement (at the time of...

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Obituary: C. René Padilla, Father of Integral Mission

May 1, 2021 by

from Christianity Today: He pushed evangelicals to see social action and evangelism as “two wings of a plane.” C. René Padilla, theologian, pastor, publisher, and longtime staff member with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, died Tuesday, April 27, at the age of 88. Padilla was best known as the father of integral mission, a theological framework that has been adopted by over 500 Christian missions and relief organizations, including Compassion International and World...

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