Biden, Trump and the Great Evangelical Disaster

Oct 12, 2020 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: Recently I was sent a copy of a statement from an organisation calling itself Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden. This appears to be connected with a larger group called Evangelicals for Biden. I was surprised not only to receive it, but also to see who some of the signatories were. As far as I could see, it was not paid for by the Biden campaign, and so in this way differs from the Evangelicals for Trump group, which is funded by the president. The common...

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Jim Packer: his life, theology and faith

Jul 27, 2020 by

by Alister McGrath, Psephizo: With the death of J. I. (‘Jim’) Packer, Anglican evangelicalism has lost one of its most significant theological voices, as well as a guiding figure of the National Evangelical Anglican Congress at the University of Keele in 1967, which many consider to have inaugurated a new phase in the history of evangelicalism within the Church of England. Although Keele never entirely resolved the question of how it was possible to be ‘Anglican’ and ‘evangelical’, it offered...

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Evangelical leadership conference goes online for free

May 18, 2020 by

By Cara Bentley, Premier: A conference for evangelical leaders, normally by invitation only, has been made free and open for everyone to attend online. The European Leadership Forum is an annual conference that seeks to equip people who work in ministry through talks on Bible teaching, sharing the gospel, church planting and training in specific areas of mentoring. It began in 2003 with Ravi Zacharias and Don Carson as its main speakers The event was meant to be held in Poland this year with...

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Evangelical inflation

Mar 25, 2020 by

by Julian Mann, Anglican Ink: There are a fair few ‘directors’ among the contributors to the latest journal from north London conservative evangelical theological college, Oak Hill. The articles in its Commentary are of a very high quality, especially the piece of Bible teaching on the book of Job by Eric Ortlund, who lectures in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew. Oak Hill, which provides theological training for both Anglican and independent evangelical ministers, seems to be thriving under...

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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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