English Anglican evangelicals: five areas of disagreement

Jan 14, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Evangelicals share the same core theological beliefs, often expressed in a Confession or Basis of Faith statement (eg here). But evangelicals have historically been divided on a number of issues. In the past, these included: whether evangelistic speakers should call listeners to publicly indicate a decision for Christ; whether genuine believers should smoke, drink or go to the cinema, whether tongues, prayers for healing and other expectation of...

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ReNew Conference hears call to mission in the light of the future

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: The annual gathering of conservative evangelical English Anglicans addressed the uncertainties of ministry in the present, given the challenges offered by the Church of England and Western culture, and emphasised the certainty of a future under Christ’s just reign promised in Scripture. In an amusing and challenging interview, Archbishop Ben Kwashi spoke of how within ten years of narrowly avoiding death when his house and church were burned by Islamic...

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Press Release from EFAC: Appointment of new Interim General Secretary

Jul 19, 2019 by

The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) is pleased to announce that at a meeting of the Executive Committee held on Tuesday 16 July 2019 the Rt. Revd. Henry Scriven was appointed as interim General Secretary until the next meeting of the full Council. Bishop Henry succeeds the Revd Richard Crocker who did an important and much needed work in reviving international co-ordination of the many EFAC national fellowships and promoting new EFAC fellowships. Bishop Henry was...

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What would reform of the Church of England take?

Jun 24, 2019 by

from Northern Souls blogspot: There is an ongoing debate among conservative evangelicals about whether to stay or go with respect to the Church of England. We have seen a number of principled defections in recent months, although, especially with Lee Gatiss’ recent blog series written up into a book Fight Valiantly, the majority, following the Church Society lead, seem committed to fighting for the reform of the Church. One important question to ask in light of that is: What would reform of...

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Don’t mention sex or marriage, please, we’re British evangelicals!

Apr 4, 2019 by

By Will Jones, Rebel Priest. Why have the evangelicals fallen silent? Two leading evangelical organisations founded to equip Christians to engage with the modern world have ceased to resource their supporters on the key contested issues of family, marriage and sexuality. The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) and the Cambridge-based Jubilee Centre once were at the forefront of helping Christians to understand and engage with the challenges that our society throws up for...

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A bible-based, evangelical approach to Christian faith and sexuality: new book sets out CEEC view

Jan 29, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Another excellent resource from Anglican evangelical theologian Martin Davie has been published, this time in collaboration with colleagues associated with the Church of England Evangelical Council.  ‘Glorify God in your Body: Human identity and flourishing in marriage, singleness and friendship’ at well over 200 pages is intended as a major submission from a conservative perspective to the ongoing ‘Living in love and faith’ project of the Church of...

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