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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Please don’t abuse abuse

Apr 29, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: Back in the mid 1980s, when I was a Post Graduate student at Oxford, I attended a fascinating talk by John Wolffe, now a Professor at the Open University, on his doctoral research on anti-Catholicism in Britain in the middle years of the nineteenth century.[1] Among other things he introduced his audience on that occasion to a now largely forgotten sub-genre of Victorian literature, the anti-Catholic novel. He explained that books had been written with titles such as Griselda...

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John Stott: Centenary Appreciation

Apr 15, 2021 by

John Stott was born 27 April 1921 and died 27 July 2011. His legacy continues. See the  johnstott.org website for biographical information, summaries of John’s thinking, vision and legacy, and videos of recent centenary events arranged by All Souls Church and the ministries he founded: Langham Partnership; LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity); EFAC (the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion); and others.  More recent articles published elsewhere: John Stott’s...

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John Stott: Centenary Events

Apr 13, 2021 by

From johnstott.org: John Stott was born 27 April 1921 and died 27 July 2011. His legacy continues. Scroll down to find centenary events arranged by All Souls Church and the ministries he founded: Langham Partnership; LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity); EFAC (the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion); and others. Join the celebrations! Events include: Services on Sunday 18th April: 9.30 and 11.30am: Exalting the Word of God through Preaching 5.30pm: Proclaiming...

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Final report published of our independent Lessons Learned review

Mar 23, 2021 by

From Thirtyone:eight: The full and final report of the independent Lessons Learned review concerning Jonathan Fletcher and Emmanuel Church Wimbledon has been published today. The 146 page report, which also contains an audit of the current safeguarding arrangements at Emmanuel Church Wimbledon can be accessed on the Walking With website here. The report contains 66 separate recommendations grouped together under 18 themes which range from leadership and accountability, to effective...

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