Vicar blasts famous Christian hymn down London street and leads those in lockdown in the Lord’s Prayer

Mar 28, 2020 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: A vicar, known on Instagram as the Portobello Priest, has played Amazing Grace from his car to bring people in his parish some communal joy while in isolation. Rev Pat Allerton is the pastor at St Peter’s Notting Hill and posted a video on Friday of himself driving down Portobello Road with the caption; “If people can’t go to church, church must go to the people…” In the video, he drives along and explains that the vision is to go around the...

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The Christian background to China’s best hospitals

Mar 25, 2020 by

by William Huang, MercatorNet: Wuhan’s heroic healthcare staff were working in hospitals founded by Western missionaries. Now that it has brought its own coronavirus epidemic under control, China’s Communist government has shifted to what it does best: changing the narrative, pumping out propaganda, and fooling the masses. State media now boasts that medical teams from the best hospitals across the country came to Wuhan and orchestrated a massive turnaround in fortunes. With almost gleeful...

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When you can do ‘social distancing’ and still bring the love of Christ

Mar 24, 2020 by

From Canon Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council: In the heart of Pittsburgh, the Rev. Jonathan Millard and the staff of Ascension Church listened to the many medical professionals in their congregation who advised them urgently to “flatten the curve” of the pandemic by asking the congregation to observe “social distancing.” They did so immediately, weeks ago, but as they observe on their website: “The danger as we take these necessary measures is that social distancing would turn into...

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Ministry Ideas & Technology During COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 24, 2020 by

from the Gafcon Secretariat: Dear Brothers and Sisters, The global turmoil surrounding the coronavirus or COVID-19 virus has forced all of life: businesses, schools, and even churches into a new normal–we are all in uncharted waters at the moment. How does the church respond? How do we be the church amidst social isolation and preventative measures that keep us apart? We are seeing churches adapt and use creative means to continue ministering in the most challenging of times. In order to...

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Mission and the Anglican Tradition: A Survey

Mar 15, 2020 by

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester and current President of OXTRAD, will be delivering a series of lectures at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies on Mission and the Anglican Tradition. The lectures will begin at 11am and will take place at St Philip and St James Church, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HR. Bishop Michael says: The lectures arise out of a planned series of works on Reformation Anglicanism. The other contributors are Ashley Null, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, and John...

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Worship and evangelism in new ‘dark ages’ mission

Sep 10, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. A recent piece in the Church of England Newspaper (23rd August, £) reflected on the church’s task in contemporary society. Worship, which is the attitude and activity of glorifying God by believers, should not be confused with evangelism, the explaining of the Christian message to unbelievers and invitation to repentance and faith so they can become part of the worshipping community. Rather, “When we worship, our [the Christian disciple’s] attention is on...

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