Thanksgiving for the life of Michael Green

Mar 4, 2019 by

Anglican Mainstream report. Andrew Symes writes: The famous image of Christ, lantern in hand, about to knock on a door overgrown with weeds, with no discernible handle, was painted by William Holman Hunt around 1850. Posters and other copies are to be found all over the world, including a ten foot high version behind the Communion table at St Aldates, Oxford. It was appropriate that this should be the visually arresting backdrop for the funeral of evangelist, scholar and pastor Michael Green,...

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Questions on campus

Mar 1, 2019 by

News from UCCF: evangelism in universities during February. Christian Unions have been making an impact on campus with eye-catching question boards. Students in Cambridge were asked to ‘Spot the fake news!’, to plot their attitude to ‘truth’ on an axis, or to mark on a world map ‘Where would you go to find yourself?’ In Southampton, the CU used a large board stationed in the central area of campus, with several smaller boards that CU members took in pairs to...

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A Gospel for the Estates

Feb 22, 2019 by

By Rod Thomas, Church of England Newspaper. What a refreshing read the General Synod paper by the Estates Evangelism Task Group is! It has many virtues: It is not long! That makes it accessible and clear. It has a clear vision and purpose: to reflect God’s heart for the poor, particularly by securing an effective Christian community in every significant social housing estate. Unsurprisingly for a group chaired by Bishop Philip North, it aims for theological depth in answering the question...

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Rethinking Evangelism

Feb 20, 2019 by

By Bishop Steven Croft, Diocese of Oxford Website. An (unauthorised) background paper for the General Synod. The General Synod of the Church of England meets in London this week (20-23 February, 2019). The main theme of the Synod is evangelism in different shapes and forms. On Wednesday we will have perspectives from the wider Anglican Communion on Evangelism and Discipleship. On Friday there are three debates. The first welcomes and takes note of the report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism...

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Michael Green Taught Me the Importance of Evangelism

Feb 13, 2019 by

by Alister McGrath, Christianity Today: When John Stott and J. I. Packer needed speakers for a crucial 1960s gathering of evangelical leaders, they invited only one in his 30s: Michael Green. The British theologian, who died in Oxford on February 6 at the age of 88, went on to become one of the most gifted evangelists of his generation. Green, an academically talented student, was converted to Christianity as a teenager. In quick succession, he earned first class honors in classics at Oxford...

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Canon Michael Green: a Life in Service of the Gospel

Feb 7, 2019 by

by Chris Sugden, Anglican Mainstream. Canon Michael Green died peacefully on February 6th in Oxford after a short period of hospitalization in Oxford at the age of 88. In many ways Oxford was Michael’s city. He studied at Exeter College where he was President of the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, and married Rosemary, the lady vice-president. They went on to have four children. In the evangelistic ministry for which he was renowned he was a frequent speaker at the OICCU and led some...

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