Does the resurrection make a difference?

Apr 10, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: In Matthew’s account of the resurrection, we’re given a tantalising brief description of how some Roman soldiers had an unexpected encounter with a supernatural being: “…an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it….the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men”. Christ the incarnate son of God is held in the inescapable prison of death, with two powerful extra doors as...

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Her ‘strength and stay all these years’

Apr 9, 2021 by

From Christian Concern: Today, we mourn the loss of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died this morning at Windsor Castle. His was a life of dedicated service to his country and in particular to Her Majesty, the Queen. At their golden wedding anniversary in 1997, Queen Elizabeth called him her “strength and stay all these years”, and said “I, and his whole family and this and many other countries owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever...

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Northern Ireland bishops appeal for calm as violence escalates

Apr 9, 2021 by

By Rebecca Paveley, Church Times: RIOTING in Northern Ireland continued over the Easter weekend and into this week, despite appeals for calm, among them a joint appeal by the Archbishop of Armagh and three other Anglican diocesan bishops in the province, who warned young people not to get involved in actions that they would “regret for the rest of their lives”… …In a joint statement issued on Easter Monday after a weekend of unrest, the four bishops (including Down & Dromore, Derry &...

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Is Wokeness the Greatest Threat to the Gospel?

Apr 9, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: A few weeks ago, Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church, in promoting an upcoming conference said that “wokeness” is “the most insidious and dangerous and pervasive ideology I have ever seen in all of my life.” Naturally, social media platforms erupted in commentary. Some wondered how someone in ministry for fifty years could believe today’s threat from the left to be more serious than all of the subtle and overt expressions of white supremacy during...

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Bible translation at a historic high

Apr 9, 2021 by

by Russell Powell, Sydney Anglicans: We’ll remember 2020 for a lot of reasons – not many of them good, thanks to COVID-19. But Wycliffe Bible translators have revealed one encouraging statistic. “We are living in a season where we are seeing the fastest acceleration of Bible translation occurring at any time in the history of the world,” said John Chestnut, the CEO of Wycliffe USA. “You might have thought that 2020 would’ve really slowed that or even, in places, derailed it. It did have...

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Seven million people at risk of starvation across six countries in East Africa 

Apr 7, 2021 by

from World Vision: More than seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation. If the international community does not act now, thousands of children could face long-term health consequences or die, warns World Vision International. Andrew Morley, World Vision International President & CEO, said: ”The world needs to wake up now. Millions of children are being pushed to the brink of starvation. They are facing a deadly cocktail of conflict,...

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