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Book Reviews: Baptism & Confirmation & Patterns for Baptism

Book Reviews Baptism and Confirmation Church House Publishing, 2022 (ISBN: 9780715123522, 468pp, £40) Patterns for Baptism Church House Publishing, 2022 (ISBN: 9780715123492, 392pp, £25) These handsome volumes are the latest additions to Common Worship, the Church of...

The Diverse Excellencies of Jesus Christ: Gospel-Driven Anglicanism

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism By the Revd Dr Mark Pickles The Diverse Excellencies of Jesus Christ  The American Theologian and Pastor, Jonathan Edwards (1703 -1758), once preached a sermon entitled “The Admirable Conjunction of Diverse Excellencies in Jesus Christ”. The...

The Cancelling of the Creator

The Cancelling of the Creator The headline from a national newspaper popped up on my phone: “Daniel Radcliffe is surely the world’s most ungrateful man”. It’s not a title many would be scrambling to win for themselves, but the opinion-piece made the case. Daniel...

Melville-Knox Christian School Opens in Aberdeen

Melville-Knox Christian School Opens in Aberdeen Melville-Knox Christian School Aberdeen officially opened on Monday 7th November after years of prayer, planning and organisation. We give thanks to the Lord that we have been able to reach this significant milestone;...

Barnabas Report: At Least 21 Christians Killed in Mozambique

Barnabas Report At Least 21 Christians Killed in Mozambique During October At least 21 Christians have been killed by Islamist extremists in violent attacks throughout October in northern Mozambique. Jihadists set fire to a church building and several houses in the...

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource  Sanctuary Foundation has been aiding those trying to offer assistance for those fleeing the war in Ukraine through its, “Homes for Ukraine” scheme.  The charity has been serving as a liaison by resourcing hosts and...

Annual Clive West Memorial Lecture Set for Belfast

Annual Clive West Trust Lecture Set for Belfast The 2022 Clive West Trust Lecture will take place on Thursday, 22 November at St Nicholas’ Church on the Lisburn Road in Belfast at 19:30. This year’s featured speaker is the Revd Dr Tim Ward.  Ward earned his PhD from...

Church of England Council Rejects Croft’s Position

Church of England Evangelical Council Rejects Croft’s Position In a press statement following the pronouncements of Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, the Church of England Evangelical Council repudiated the departure of biblical teaching advocated by Croft. It said,...

On Transubstantiation: Reformation Anglicanism

Reformation Anglicanism On Transubstantiation By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Transubstantiation became the official doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church at the Fourth Lateran Council that began, November 11, 1215. The Council of Trent in 1551 went on to confirm the...

Oxford Good Stewards Trust Announced in Response to Bishop of Oxford’s Revisionism

St Paul’s Banbury, Oxford Answers Bishop and Announces  The Oxford Good Stewards Trust The Revd Dan McGowan, Vicar of St Paul’s, Banbury in Oxford Diocese has answered Bishop Croft’s revisionist declarations about same-sex matters and announced the formation of The...

GAFCON Statement on New Dean of Canterbury Cathedral

GAFCON Statement on New Dean of Canterbury Cathedral "It is disingenuous, if not duplicitous" 2. Fresh Challenges Facing the Anglican Communion The original GAFCON in Jerusalem in 2008 was born out of the tragic cost that has come from Provinces that have departed...

FEATURED

An RIP for RIP? A Faithful Departure?

An RIP for RIP? A Faithful Departure?

The Northern Churchman A Faithful Departure? “May he rest in peace and rise in glory.” These words, solemnly intoned at a funeral service or in public acknowledgement of a death, have assumed a certain dignity and antiquity; they simply seem to be the right thing for...

GAFCON Primates Communique in Full

  Communiqué from the Gafcon Primates CouncilFor the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who arebeing saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18 To all the faithful members of Gafcon throughout the world, and to all friends in...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here by the Rt Revd John Rodgers Part 2 from Bishop Rodgers Address to GAFCON 2008 2.     A Common Celebration of the Word and the Sacraments of the Gospel From the time of Cranmer until the 20th Century, Anglicans have had a common prayer book...

NATIONAL

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource

Sanctuary Foundation Offers Free Advent Resource  Sanctuary Foundation has been aiding those trying to offer assistance for those fleeing the war in Ukraine through its, “Homes for Ukraine” scheme.  The charity has been serving as a liaison by resourcing hosts and...

Pilgrim’s Process: John 3:16 The Gospel in Miniature

Pilgrim’s Process: John 3:16 The Gospel in Miniature

Pilgrim’s Process John 3:16, The Gospel in Miniature By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Martin Luther said of John 3:16 that it contains ‘the Gospel in miniature.’ It may well be the most famous verse in scripture – it was the first one I taught my children to recite. ‘For...

Letter: Divorce

Letter: Divorce

Letter to the Editor     Dear Sir, Re: Robert Ian Williams's letter (EC8117), no genuine evangelical could possibly countenance replacing our Lord's "let not man put asunder" with "man cannot put asunder", which is a doctrine from the pit. Such putting...

INTERNATIONAL

TBS Offers New Translation in Desauri Tharu Language

TBS Offers New Translation in Desauri Tharu Language

TBS Offers New Translation In Desauri Tharu Language The Trinitarian Bible Society has continue to make progress in a translation of the Bible into the Desauri Tharu language. Desauri is one of the Tharu language variants spoken by the Tharu people of the Terai region...

Mark Twain’s Observations on the Jewish People

Mark Twain’s Observations on the Jewish People

Mark Twain’s Observations about the Jewish People We live in a time of growing anti-semitism.  It is not a new thing but it never ceases to shock people whose world view is shaped by the Bible.  The American writer, Mark Twain wrote about the Jewish people during...

John Rodgers: Where Do We Go From Here? Part 3

John Rodgers: Where Do We Go From Here? Part 3

Bishop John Rodgers Where Do We Go From Here Part 3 “The Days of Half Measures and Delays are Past”   This is the third and final instalment of the address given by Bishop John Rodgers at the first GAFCON Conference in Jerusalem 2008.  His reasoning is more...

REVIEWS

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...

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Church of England Council Rejects Croft’s Position

Church of England Council Rejects Croft’s Position

Church of England Evangelical Council Rejects Croft’s Position In a press statement following the pronouncements of Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, the Church of England Evangelical Council repudiated the departure of biblical teaching advocated by Croft. It said,...

Two Ways to Live: A Response to Vaughan Roberts

Two Ways to Live: A Response to Vaughan Roberts

Two Ways to Be a Christian? A Response to Vaughan Roberts By a Loyal Layman Many who attended university in the 1990s and 2000s will be familiar with the evangelistic tract “Two Ways to Live”.  It was a simple and useful gospel outline. Students attending the big...

Anglican Futures: Collected Comments About the Consecrations

Anglican Futures: Collected Comments About the Consecrations

Anglican Futures Collected Comments About the Recent Consecrations The consecration of three bishops for the Anglican Network in Europe has, rightly received wide coverage. So wide that it is doubtful that many can take it all in, so here are some “edited highlights”....

Margrave Puts Compensation Question to House of Bishops

Margrave Puts Compensation Question to House of Bishops

Margrave Puts Compensation Question to House of Bishops Samuel Margrave, lay member of General Synod from Coventry Diocese has released a very pointed question to the House of Bishops for the next meeting scheduled for December. He writes, “To the Chair of the House...

DEVOTIONALS

Pilgrim’s Process: Systematic Theology

Pilgrim’s Process: Systematic Theology

Pilgrim’s Process Systematic Theology By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon God has revealed himself and his plans for us, in the form of a narrative - the Bible story that runs from Genesis to Revelation. In order to keep us going as pilgrims on the way, we should seek to make...

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Pilgrim’s Process, The Journey

Pilgrim’s Process, The Journey

Pilgrim’s Process  By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon The Journe ‘Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he...

Pilgrim’s Process: “Mind Mr By-Ends”

Pilgrim’s Process: “Mind Mr By-Ends”

Pilgrim’s Process “Mind Mr By-Ends” By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon   Driving into an English city on holiday I idly counted the rainbow flags posted in shop and house windows. One after another they signalled support for this world’s ideology. I went into three...

Pilgrim’s Process: Inward Work

Pilgrim’s Process: Inward Work

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Inward Work On our pilgrimage there are many things that it is good to do. Many actions and ventures that would serve others and benefit the Church. It is easy to focus on the needful actions. Many books and strategies and...

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...

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...

DOCTRINE

Bishop of Maidstone Stands with GSFA

Bishop of Maidstone Stands with GSFA

Bishop of Maidstone Stands with Global South Fellowship of Anglicans The Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone and Provincial Episcopal Visitor for those churches that believe in the complementarian understanding of ordination, told the English Churchman that, “I...

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...

COLUMNIST

The Cancelling of the Creator

The Cancelling of the Creator

The Cancelling of the Creator The headline from a national newspaper popped up on my phone: “Daniel Radcliffe is surely the world’s most ungrateful man”. It’s not a title many would be scrambling to win for themselves, but the opinion-piece made the case. Daniel...

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On Transubstantiation: Reformation Anglicanism

On Transubstantiation: Reformation Anglicanism

Reformation Anglicanism On Transubstantiation By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Transubstantiation became the official doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church at the Fourth Lateran Council that began, November 11, 1215. The Council of Trent in 1551 went on to confirm the...

Two Ways to Live: A Response to Vaughan Roberts

Two Ways to Live: A Response to Vaughan Roberts

Two Ways to Be a Christian? A Response to Vaughan Roberts By a Loyal Layman Many who attended university in the 1990s and 2000s will be familiar with the evangelistic tract “Two Ways to Live”.  It was a simple and useful gospel outline. Students attending the big...

Pilgrim’s Process: John 3:16 The Gospel in Miniature

Pilgrim’s Process: John 3:16 The Gospel in Miniature

Pilgrim’s Process John 3:16, The Gospel in Miniature By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Martin Luther said of John 3:16 that it contains ‘the Gospel in miniature.’ It may well be the most famous verse in scripture – it was the first one I taught my children to recite. ‘For...

Anglican Arminianism & Kudzu

Anglican Arminianism & Kudzu

Anglican Arminianism and Kudzu  By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Jacobus Arminius, Dutch pastor and theologian, died October 19, 1609. But Arminianism in its various forms is like kudzu (a noxious weed similar to Japanese knot-weed imported to America to combat topsoil...

EDITORIALS

Editorial: A Tautological Bishop?

Editorial: A Tautological Bishop?

Editorial A Tautological Bishop? In October, Dr Jo Bailey Wells, the current Bishop of Dorking in Guildford Diocese, was announced as the Anglican Communion’s first Bishop for Episcopal Ministry. Dr Bailey Wells, a former chaplain to Archbishop Justin Welby, will...

Editorial:  Elizabeth the Faithful

Editorial: Elizabeth the Faithful

Editorial Elizabeth the Faithful 1926 — 2022 Her Majesty The Queen’s death shocked all but those most “in the know at Balmoral”.  Signs of her increasing frailty were more evident but almost all viewed her as indestructible as a ball bearing.  She had always been a...

Editorial: Down the Liberal Lane

Editorial: Down the Liberal Lane

Editorial  Down the Liberal Lane By the time this edition reaches you, the Employment Tribunal in Derbyshire may have rendered a verdict in the case brought by the Revd Dr Bernard Randall.   Dr Randall had served as college chaplain at Cambridge before being appointed...

Editorial: Lambeth 2022 The Elevation of Experience

Editorial: Lambeth 2022 The Elevation of Experience

Editorial Lambeth 2022: the Elevation of Experience The Lambeth Conference is finally over.  Thanks be to God!  Its completion was about enough to turn the most emotionless soul into a pew-jumping Pentecostal. Hallelujah! However, this most recent gathering did bring...

LETTERS

Letter: Divorce

Letter: Divorce

Letter to the Editor     Dear Sir, Re: Robert Ian Williams's letter (EC8117), no genuine evangelical could possibly countenance replacing our Lord's "let not man put asunder" with "man cannot put asunder", which is a doctrine from the pit. Such putting...

Letter: Church Society Covenant

Letter: Church Society Covenant

Letter to the Editor Dear Sir, The declaration for members of  Church Society is fundamentally flawed and is in reality a rehash of the Reform covenant. Whilst proclaiming Biblical perspicuity it sidesteps the great Anglican evangelical divide on divorce. This is...

Letter: Response to the CEEC Statement

Letter: Response to the CEEC Statement

Letter to the Editor Response to the CEEC Statement Dear Sir, And so the debating continues concerning matter sexual. CEEC have produced a video entitled, Learning From Elsewhere. The full title should read, Learning From Elsewhere – other than the Bible. Have you...

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Letter to the Editor: Open Air Preaching Under Assault

Letter to the Editor: Open Air Preaching Under Assault

Letter to the Editor Open Air Preaching Under Assault We minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the open air under continuous threat from the authorities. Recently while preaching at The Cross, in the centre of our City, Security men came and stood alongside me...

Letter Evensong at Manchester Cathedral

Letter Evensong at Manchester Cathedral

Letter to the Editor   Dear Sir, On Friday 9 September, my wife and I attended the “Evensong with Prayers for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11” at Manchester Cathedral. While I have found myself very moved and tearful by her death, I could not help but notice the...

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Church of England Council Rejects Croft’s Position

Church of England Council Rejects Croft’s Position

Church of England Evangelical Council Rejects Croft’s Position In a press statement following the pronouncements of Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, the Church of England Evangelical Council repudiated the departure of biblical teaching advocated by Croft. It said,...

On Transubstantiation: Reformation Anglicanism

On Transubstantiation: Reformation Anglicanism

Reformation Anglicanism On Transubstantiation By the Revd Canon Chuck Collins Transubstantiation became the official doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church at the Fourth Lateran Council that began, November 11, 1215. The Council of Trent in 1551 went on to confirm the...

Rector of St Ebbe’s Response to the Bishop of Oxford

Rector of St Ebbe’s Response to the Bishop of Oxford

Rector of St Ebbe’s Response to the Bishop of Oxford The Revd Vaughan Roberts, long-time rector of St Ebbe’s Church in Oxford Diocese, has written a forty-seven page response to the fifty-four page essay where his bishop argued in favour of same-sex marriage,...

Two Ways to Live: A Response to Vaughan Roberts

Two Ways to Live: A Response to Vaughan Roberts

Two Ways to Be a Christian? A Response to Vaughan Roberts By a Loyal Layman Many who attended university in the 1990s and 2000s will be familiar with the evangelistic tract “Two Ways to Live”.  It was a simple and useful gospel outline. Students attending the big...

Pilgrim’s Process: John 3:16 The Gospel in Miniature

Pilgrim’s Process: John 3:16 The Gospel in Miniature

Pilgrim’s Process John 3:16, The Gospel in Miniature By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Martin Luther said of John 3:16 that it contains ‘the Gospel in miniature.’ It may well be the most famous verse in scripture – it was the first one I taught my children to recite. ‘For...

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Book Reviews: Baptism & Confirmation & Patterns for Baptism

Book Reviews: Baptism & Confirmation & Patterns for Baptism

Book Reviews Baptism and Confirmation Church House Publishing, 2022 (ISBN: 9780715123522, 468pp, £40) Patterns for Baptism Church House Publishing, 2022 (ISBN: 9780715123492, 392pp, £25) These handsome volumes are the latest additions to Common Worship, the Church of...