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Gospel-Driven Anglicanism: Towards a Strategy 3

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Towards a Strategy Part 3 By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles iii) Think and Plan Strategically  Churches where the gospel takes root and begins to evidence growth and transformation are the most powerful advocates for gospel ministry. Paul writing...

Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3

Anglican Futures “Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3 2. We All Have a Responsibility to Perceive the Wolves, Who Produce no Fruit Jesus is very plain on this responsibility in the Sermon on the Mount; “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but...

Church of England Evangenlical Council Launches Two Initiatives

Church of England Evangelical Council Launches Two Initiatives The Church of England Evangelical Council has launched two new initiatives  to “serve evangelicals in local churches across the C of E.”  The CEEC was the brainchild of the late John Stott, then Rector of...

Book Review: How the Church Fathers Read the Bible

How the Church Fathers Read the Bible A Short Introduction Gerald Bray Lexham, 2022 (ISBN: 978-1-68359-583-0, 194pp, £19.99) The formularies of the English church make frequent reference to the Patristic writers but these sources are little known or understood today....

Happy Radbertus Day! by Chuck Collins

Happy Radbertus Day! By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Happy Radbertus Day (April 26th)! Saint Paschasius Radbertus (785-860) was the first theologian to articulate “transubstantiation.” He didn't use the term that became widely used in the latter part of the 12th...

An Unmutual Flourish

Guest Op-Ed An Unmutual Flourish? The Maidstone Commitments, Bishop Rod Thomas’ recent document, is difficult to read. Not in the sense of receiving and understand the text, but in terms of determining its purpose and timing within the life of the Church of England....

Banner of Truth Conference 2022

Banner of Truth Conference 2022 By Peter Sanlon Banner of Truth’s Ministers’ Conference gathered afresh after a two year hiatus. Over 200 ministers from not only the UK but Europe, Africa, Canada and Australia gathered in Staffordshire to enjoy four days of fellowship...

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon, Sufficient God

Pilgrim’s Process Sufficient God By the Revd Peter Sanlon As we journey through this world one of the basic ways we are sustained is by growing a bigger vision of God. Expanding our appreciation of how wonderful and magnificent God is fosters stronger faith and more...

Maidstone Commitments Issued for Complementarian Churches

Maidstone Commitments Issued to Complementarian Churches The Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone (Provincial Episcopal Visitor for Complementarian Congregations) has issued a series of Commitments to be followed by all complementarian “Resolution” churches.  This...

Prudence Dailey’s Commentary: How a Non-Christian Tech Billionaire Became Good News for Christians

Prudence Dailey’s Commentary How a Non-Christian Tech Billionaire Became Good News for Christians Although I have a Twitter account (@PrudenceDailey -– not very original, I fear), I rarely use it. Little of what I might have to say can be communicated in 280...

Banner of Truth Conference 2022

Banner of Truth Conference 2022 By Peter Sanlon Banner of Truth’s Ministers’ Conference gathered afresh after a two year hiatus. Over 200 ministers from not only the UK but Europe, Africa, Canada and Australia gathered in Staffordshire to enjoy four days of fellowship...
Armenian Church Building in Azerbaijan Desecrated

Armenian Church Building in Azerbaijan Desecrated

Barnabas Fund Reports Armenian Church Building in Azerbaijan Desecrated A church building in an area of Nagorno-Karabakh controlled by Azerbaijan has been desecrated. The cross on the roof of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection has been removed. An...

FEATURED

Judge Issues Clear Judgment on Rustat Memorial Question at Cambridge

Judge Issues Clear Judgment on Rustat Memorial Question at Cambridge The Worshipful David Hodge QC, Deputy Chancellor for the Diocese of Ely has rendered a very clear and carefully nuanced judgement in regard to the Tobias Rustat Memorial controversy at Jesus College...

Will Calvin Robinson Miss the Call of the Midwife?

Will Calvin Robinson Miss the Call of the Midwife?

Will Calvin Robinson Miss the Call of the Midwife? Ordinand for the Diocese of London and GBNews Religious Affairs Editor, Calvin Robinson told The Laurence Fox Show in a recent interview that people within the Church of England are trying to keep him from being...

Dakin Leaves Office

Dakin Leaves Office

Dakin Leaves Office In a service of Evensong at Winchester Cathedral on 29 January, The Rt Revd Tim Dakin, utilising a tradition of a few hundred days, “laid aside his episcopal ministry” by placing his crozier on the Communion Table in the Cathedral.  He formally...

Bishop of Maidstone to Retire in October 2022

Bishop of Maidstone to Retire in October 2022

Bishop of Maidstone to Retire in October 2022 The Bishop of Maidstone, the Rt Rev’d Rod Thomas, today announced his intention to retire on 2nd October 2022. The Bishop will be 68 and will have served 7 years in the role. Bishop Rod ministers primarily to those...

NATIONAL

Mixed Review of Welby’s Easter Sermon

Mixed Review of Welby’s Easter Sermon

Mixed Review of Welby’s Easter Sermon Poll Shows Majority Want Welby Out of House of Lords Publicly expressed opinions on Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter Sermon were mixed.  The Guardian generally praised his political comments condemning the Government’s programme...

Is God Not Permitted to Use His Preferred Pronoun?

Is God Not Permitted to Use His Preferred Pronoun?

Is God not Permitted to Use His Preferred Pronoun? Controversies about language and gender dominate media and social media. Not surprisingly, it also clouds debate in the church at times, in the language used of God and his identity. One recent example is the World...

INTERNATIONAL

Media Pack Info:  Who is Media Accreditation For?

Media Pack Info: Who is Media Accreditation For?

Media Pack Info From the Lambeth Conference website: “Who is media accreditation for? “Media accreditation is for media professionals (print, photo, radio, television, film, news agencies and online media) who represent an official media organisation. “Accreditation...

English Churchman Story Draws Protest from Anglican Communion Office

English Churchman Story Draws Protest from Anglican Communion Office

English Churchman Story Draws Protest from Anglican Communion Office The front page story in the last edition regarding press access to the upcoming Lambeth Conference prompted a Letter to the Editor and a press release in protest from the Anglican Communion Office....

Barnabas Fund Reports: At Least 80 Killed in Plateau State

Barnabas Fund Reports: At Least 80 Killed in Plateau State

Barnabas Fund Reports At Least 80 killed as Gunmen Storm Christian Villages in Plateau State, Nigeria At least 80 people were killed and more than 60 abducted when gunmen riding motorcycles attacked predominantly Christian villages in southern Plateau State, Nigeria...

REVIEWS

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer, International

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer, International

Book Review The 1662 Book of Common Prayer International Edition Given that the vast majority of 110 million Anglican Christians around belong to provinces that identify the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as their standard liturgy, it is no surprise that a publisher has...

Review: The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill

Review: The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Christianity Today Produced, Written, Edited and Hosted by Mike Cosper Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or at  https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/ One of the most intriguing and...

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When a nation prays

When a nation prays

Pastor Peter Simpson Minister of Penn Free Methodist Church www.realchristianity.org or jacqui.langston@btinternet.com 2021 156 (including references) pbk £6:75 or £18:25 for 3 copies (both prices include p&p)   World War Two has been examined from almost...

Bibliophiles Rejoice for Choice

Bibliophiles Rejoice for Choice

Bibliophiles, lovers of books and particularly those who prefer well-bound leather bibles can rejoice for the choices they have at the moment. If you do not own one and think to do so is an occasion for sin…look the other way. There are three companies currently...

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

An Unmutual Flourish

An Unmutual Flourish

Guest Op-Ed An Unmutual Flourish? The Maidstone Commitments, Bishop Rod Thomas’ recent document, is difficult to read. Not in the sense of receiving and understand the text, but in terms of determining its purpose and timing within the life of the Church of England....

Long Vacancies in Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees

Long Vacancies in Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees

Long Vacancies in Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees Vacancies in the Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees are taking quite a long time to fill. Provincial Episcopal Visitors are Suffragan bishops that look after both the Anglo-Catholic and Conservative Evangelical...

Mixed Review of Welby’s Easter Sermon

Mixed Review of Welby’s Easter Sermon

Mixed Review of Welby’s Easter Sermon Poll Shows Majority Want Welby Out of House of Lords Publicly expressed opinions on Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter Sermon were mixed.  The Guardian generally praised his political comments condemning the Government’s programme...

Church of England Hopes to Recruit Up to 8,000 Retirees for Ordination

Church of England Hopes to Recruit Up to 8,000 Retirees for Ordination

Church of England Hopes to Recruit Up to 8,000 Retirees for Ordination In an effort to counter the growing problem of too few clergy for the number of parishes, the Church of England has embarked on a programme it hopes will solve the clergy numbers deficit. Called...

DEVOTIONALS

Are You a Lucky Dipper?

Are You a Lucky Dipper?

Are You a Lucky Dipper? by The Revd Christopher D. Pierce Do you read the Bible methodically or are you a lucky dipper?  To be more explicit, do you start at the beginning of a book and work your way through to the end?  Perhaps you merely open the Bible and let your...

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Pilgrim’s Process: “The Chief End of Man”

Pilgrim’s Process: “The Chief End of Man”

  Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon “The Chief End of Man” We all are conscious of our own trials, struggles and burdens — they make our pilgrimage to heaven difficult in ways unique to us. Perhaps some of your challenges are difficulties known only...

The Cost of Christian Discipleship

The Cost of Christian Discipleship

The Cost of Christian Discipleship By The Revd Christopher Pierce   Everything in life has a price but have you ever thought about the cost of Christian discipleship?  Is there a monetary value placed upon it? If you’d only watched some of the prosperity gospel...

Pilgrim’s Process by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process by Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon As we travel to heaven we long to share the good news of Jesus' death and victory with others. We pray for opportunities and seek to redeem the time. The challenge to be bold, brave and open in testifying to the good news...

The Preacher Who Died with Heaven on His Lips

The Preacher Who Died with Heaven on His Lips

The Preacher Who Died with Heaven on His Lips By Dean Arnold Editor’s Note: What follows is the account of a true story that happened on 9 January 2005.  It was written by the son of the deceased.  The name Paul Harvey may be unknown to most of our readers but for 40...

DOCTRINE

Happy Radbertus Day! by Chuck Collins

Happy Radbertus Day! by Chuck Collins

Happy Radbertus Day! By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Happy Radbertus Day (April 26th)! Saint Paschasius Radbertus (785-860) was the first theologian to articulate “transubstantiation.” He didn't use the term that became widely used in the latter part of the 12th...

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Who’s YOUR Righteousness?

Who’s YOUR Righteousness?

Who’s Your Righteousness? By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Who’s your righteousness? "The Lord our Righteousness" was the sermon preached March 20, 1757 at St. Mary's Church in Oxford. It offended nearly everyone that day and William Romaine was invited to never preach...

GAFCON Ireland Offers Course on Romans

GAFCON Ireland Offers Course on Romans

GAFCON Ireland Offers Course on Romans Theology Ireland, sponsored by GAFCON Ireland, is offering an in-depth look at the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Romans in May. Although all are welcome, the course is primarily geared toward laity.  The course will be taught by...

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia

Evangelical Theological College of Asia Have you ever wondered if there was a sound reformed theological training institution in Asia?  The Evangelical Theological College of Asia is just such a school.  It is located in Singapore and its faculty are mostly from...

Ryle on Seceding from the Church of England

Ryle on Seceding from the Church of England

Ryle on Seceding from the Church of England "Bishops cannot altogether ignore the appeals from the laity." The late Bishop JC Ryle had a lot to say about a good many things.  Many are worth repeating and sharing with others.  These three paragraphs come from near the...

COLUMNIST

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism: Towards a Strategy 3

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism: Towards a Strategy 3

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Towards a Strategy Part 3 By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles iii) Think and Plan Strategically  Churches where the gospel takes root and begins to evidence growth and transformation are the most powerful advocates for gospel ministry. Paul writing...

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Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3

Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3

Anglican Futures “Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3 2. We All Have a Responsibility to Perceive the Wolves, Who Produce no Fruit Jesus is very plain on this responsibility in the Sermon on the Mount; “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but...

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon, Sufficient God

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon, Sufficient God

Pilgrim’s Process Sufficient God By the Revd Peter Sanlon As we journey through this world one of the basic ways we are sustained is by growing a bigger vision of God. Expanding our appreciation of how wonderful and magnificent God is fosters stronger faith and more...

Is God Not Permitted to Use His Preferred Pronoun?

Is God Not Permitted to Use His Preferred Pronoun?

Is God not Permitted to Use His Preferred Pronoun? Controversies about language and gender dominate media and social media. Not surprisingly, it also clouds debate in the church at times, in the language used of God and his identity. One recent example is the World...

EDITORIALS

Editorial:  Via Media?

Editorial: Via Media?

Editorial Via Media?   Can there be anything more injurious to a free and democratic society than censorship of the press?  It is shocking therefore to read the following in the Media information for the 2022 Lambeth Conference: “The Lambeth Conference reserves...

Editorial: Time for Mutual Flourishing to Flourish

Editorial: Time for Mutual Flourishing to Flourish

Time for Mutual Flourishing to Flourish The new plan for the future governance of the Church of England, supported by both Archbishops and the Bishop of London, would wreak considerable change within the Church.  Centuries-old diocesan boundaries would be redrawn and...

Editorial:  An Advisory Group for Sin?

Editorial: An Advisory Group for Sin?

Editorial An Advisory Group for Sin? A few weeks ago the inevitable press release came to this office announcing that the Diocese of London is to start a LGBT+ Advisory Group.  It should have been headed ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’. How strange to receive a glowing...

Editorial:  He Will Prevail–As Will His Church

Editorial: He Will Prevail–As Will His Church

Editorial He Will Prevail—As Will His Church The Church, wherever it is to be found, has always occupied a minority position in regard to the overall population.  Sadly, there is the reality that not everyone who claims Christ is a member of the house of God.  As the...

LETTERS

Letter:  Regarding Dailey’s Column on Transgenderism

Letter: Regarding Dailey’s Column on Transgenderism

Regarding Dailey’s Column on Transgenderism Dear Editor, I wish to respond to Prudence Dailey’s article “Why Banning Transgender Conversion therapy has proved a Step Too Far” in issue 8103 of the EC. It seems to me (and I apologise if I have misunderstood her claim...

In Appreciation of Prudence Dailey

In Appreciation of Prudence Dailey

In Appreciation of Prudence Dailey Sir A brief note to register my appreciation of The English Churchman.  I follow a number of periodicals and websites, and find that ones that resonate with me are mostly evangelical American, so it is good to read a long-established...

Letter:  Hormone Therapy

Letter: Hormone Therapy

Letter: Hormone Therapy Sir The film "The Imitation Game" aired recently on BBC TV featuring wartime Enigma code breaker Alan Turing raises an interesting ingredient - that of sex hormone "treatment". Turing was later criminally convicted in 1952 of gross (homosexual)...

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A Letter of Support for the English Churchman from America

A Letter of Support for the English Churchman from America

A Letter of Support for the English Churchman from America Dear Sir, I write as a churchman almost 50 years ordained in what is still formally known as the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.  I am also a subscriber to the English Churchman....

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Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon, Sufficient God

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon, Sufficient God

Pilgrim’s Process Sufficient God By the Revd Peter Sanlon As we journey through this world one of the basic ways we are sustained is by growing a bigger vision of God. Expanding our appreciation of how wonderful and magnificent God is fosters stronger faith and more...

Armenian Church Building in Azerbaijan Desecrated

Armenian Church Building in Azerbaijan Desecrated

Barnabas Fund Reports Armenian Church Building in Azerbaijan Desecrated A church building in an area of Nagorno-Karabakh controlled by Azerbaijan has been desecrated. The cross on the roof of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection has been removed. An...

Long Vacancies in Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees

Long Vacancies in Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees

Long Vacancies in Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees Vacancies in the Provincial Episcopal Visitor Sees are taking quite a long time to fill. Provincial Episcopal Visitors are Suffragan bishops that look after both the Anglo-Catholic and Conservative Evangelical...

TRENDING

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism: Towards a Strategy 3

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism: Towards a Strategy 3

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism Towards a Strategy Part 3 By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles iii) Think and Plan Strategically  Churches where the gospel takes root and begins to evidence growth and transformation are the most powerful advocates for gospel ministry. Paul writing...

Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3

Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3

Anglican Futures “Of Frogs & Fishes Part 3 2. We All Have a Responsibility to Perceive the Wolves, Who Produce no Fruit Jesus is very plain on this responsibility in the Sermon on the Mount; “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but...