Why We Still Need John Stott’s Classic Book on the Holy Spirit

Oct 11, 2021 by

by Michael Horton, TGC: Few conference talks have flowered so richly into an evangelical classic as John Stott’s Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today. Published in 1964, this book appeared just before the explosive growth of the charismatic movement in mainline churches. With the second edition in 1975, slightly revised yet unchanged in its basic orientation, the book found its way onto the essential reading lists for those on both sides of the debates concerning the work of...

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Synod elections a “battle for the CofE’s soul”

Oct 11, 2021 by

By Rosie Dawson, Religion Media Centre: Voting closed on Friday in the elections for membership of the Church of England’s governing body, the General Synod, with candidates from all wings of the church claiming that the next five years will be the “crunch time” for the CofE’s future. The coming quinquennium — five years — of General Synod will see debate and decisions on clergy discipline, the parish system, church structures and racial justice. But it will also be asked to determine the...

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Nurse challenges cross necklace ban

Oct 5, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: A Christian nurse is challenging her former hospital after being forced out of her job because she wouldn’t remove her small cross necklace. Mary Onuoha was told her small gold cross, clasped to her neck, which she had worn for 40 years as a symbol of her deep Christian faith, was a health and safety risk and “must not be visible.” But no good reason has been shown why Mary’s cross is a risk and people of other faiths and none were allowed to...

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The Rumblings of a Jealous God

Oct 5, 2021 by

by John Horvat, The Imaginative Conservative: The collapse of our liberal order is upon us. As expected, many liberals assign the blame to Christian conservatives. We are the ones waging “forever” culture wars that prevent society from progressing, diversifying and becoming more inclusive. We are the ones who use culture as an identity marker to impose our “illiberal” agenda on America. These outlandish accusations prove that there is a reaction to the nation’s moral decadence. There is...

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African Christians in the UK: a ‘new movement of post-colonial missionaries’

Oct 4, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Dr Harvey Kwiyani, a theologian and missiologist from Malawi, East Africa, is set to lead a freshly launched Master’s degree programme at Church Mission Society (CMS) that will focus on the “new movement of post-colonial missionaries” formed by African Christians in the UK. “I grew up in Africa, so I know what an empowered African church can do,” says Dr Kwiyani, programme lead for the new MA in Theology, Mission and Ministry with a focus on...

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Religion How Do Christians Know When Their Understanding of Scriptural Teaching Needs to Change? Ten Questions to Consider.

Oct 1, 2021 by

By Micah Watson, Public Discourse: We should be very wary of changing our minds about a teaching or practice that has been taught clearly, continuously, and authoritatively on the basis of scripture throughout the history and breadth of the Church. The following ten considerations can help us think carefully when friends inside or outside the Church ask us to reconsider what the Bible teaches. How do Christians know if their understanding of what the Bible teaches needs to change? Although...

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