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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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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