Frances Whitehead, Secretary to John Stott for 55 Years, Goes to Glory

Jun 11, 2019 by

by Julia Cameron, EFAC Director of Publishing Frances Whitehead died peacefully at her home in Bourne End on 1 June, at the age of 94. A thanksgiving service for her life and ministry will be held in All Souls Church, Langham Place, London W1 on Friday 21 June at 2pm. Frances’s legacy and the legacy of John Stott cannot be pulled apart, as on a human level she enabled him to achieve what he achieved. The extent and effectiveness of his ministry was massive, and he would be named by TIME...

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Jesus’s flock believe in miracles

May 12, 2019 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: IN 1984 a network called Sea of Faith was launched in the Church of England. It started in response to a book and then a TV series by a Cambridge academic clergyman called Don Cupitt. The followers of Don Cupitt in the Sea of Faith network wanted to move Christianity away from its traditional belief in miraculous events, such as the Virgin Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection, and indeed the various miracles the New Testament...

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Lessons from El Salvador for Church Warriors

Oct 16, 2018 by

from Mass Resistance: For the past two weeks, Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez has been traveling and doing missionary work in El Salvador. What he saw and learned changed his outlook considerably. This is possibly his best “Save our Churches” segments so far. Among other things, after watching this you will never see America’s “open borders” issue – and the support of it by liberal churches – in the same way again. This week’s topics are very thought-provoking: People there find time for God,...

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Ministry vocations rise again, though overall figures remain sobering

Aug 24, 2018 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times. EFFORTS to stabilise clergy numbers are on track, the Church of England’s Ministry Division has stated — though it suggests that incumbency is becoming both “more demanding” and “more clearly an option among several routes”. Numbers released by the division last Friday show that the number of people recommended for ordination training in 2018 grew by seven per cent on the previous year: from 541 to 580. This follows a 14 per cent increase the year before,...

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Keep Silent….or Speak Out?

Jul 28, 2018 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Returning to the Vicky Beeching saga there are a couple of responses that need to be carefully considered…and which raise up much wider issues: Hate/Love Mail. I don’t mean either the hate or love mail….As an example of the former this one is a cracker (written in the name of love!). You are doing the work of the devil. You are keeping people from Christ! Your judgement day will come and you will face the wrath of God almighty! How will you answer for a life...

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What is ministry really like? CofE intern scheme triples in three years

Apr 28, 2018 by

from Christian Today: A scheme offering young people experience of ministry in the Church of England has more than tripled in size over the past three years, according to a report published today. The Ministry Experience Scheme (MES), which offers year-long placements in churches across the country for young adults aged between 18 and 30 years old, is on course to have attracted 150 participants this year, compared to 47 in 2015. More than two-thirds of dioceses in the Church of England are...

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