Revisiting the progressive evangelical package

Jan 16, 2019 by

By Derek Rishmawy, Mere Orthodoxy. A few years ago I wrote a piece for Mere O called, “The Progressive Evangelical Package.” It probably helps to read it before proceeding. Simply put, though, before the language of “tribes” and “tribal thinking” became lingua franca, I tried to point out that Progressive Evangelicals had a developing orthodoxy of key doctrines just as much as conservative Calvinists did. I did that by identifying seven of them, trying to pinpoint some of the underlying,...

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Evangelical and affirming?

Jan 8, 2019 by

from Psephizo: Andrew Goddard writes: The October 2018 letter from the Bishop of Blackburn and ten other evangelical Church of England bishops produced a range of different responses.  The most significant and helpful for me were undoubtedly the three articles entitled “Same Sex Marriage & Scripture: Affirming Evangelical Response” which were commissioned by Jayne Ozanne for her Via Media blog. These were from three well-known evangelicals (two retired bishops, David Gillett and David...

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21% of UK evangelicals disagree that Jesus is the only way to salvation

Oct 25, 2018 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier. A survey into the theological understanding of evangelical Christians in the UK found many areas where researchers say pluralism has influenced believers’ doctrine. Comres conducted a poll for Ligonier Ministries, a discipleship organisation founded by the American theologian R.C. Sproul, to look into what self-professing Christians in the UK thought. They asked a series of in-depth questions about the Trinity, the authority of the Bible, the nature of Jesus and...

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Evangelical bishops issue blunt warning to Church of England on sexuality

Oct 15, 2018 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: Anglican evangelical bishops have warned of ‘major problems’ and the danger of division if the Church of England changes its stance on sexuality. Eleven leading evangelical bishops have issued a joint letter in which they say that the traditional Christian view of sex as being for heterosexual marriage alone ‘is the teaching of Scripture’ and ‘therefore expresses the character and will of God’. They warn any changes in that...

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Welsh Anglican Evangelicals reject Bishops’ proposals

Sep 27, 2018 by

The Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales: A Statement following the discussion at Governing Body on “Formal Measures” for Same-Sex Couples EFCW recognises that churches have often failed in their pastoral care of people with same-sex attraction. We recognise that the way we have spoken about this issue has at times been unloving and judgemental, and that this has caused personal hurt and left people feeling unable to be honest about their sexuality. We repent of these failures, and...

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Churches of Blackpool ‘Take a Stand’

Sep 26, 2018 by

from Billy Graham Evangelistic Association UK: In the top row of the second balcony at the Opera House in Blackpool, England, Hannah Jowle paused to take everything in. The 21-year-old was wide-eyed and shocked at what she had experienced in her hometown over the three-day Lancashire Festival of Hope. A total of 9,000 people had packed into the Winter Gardens complex over three nights with hundreds making life-changing decisions for Christ. The Church is alive. “It’s incredible,” she said....

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