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Statute of Limitations Proposed for Legacy of Troubles

Statute of Limitations Proposed for Legacy of the Troubles During the Prime Minister’s Question time on 15 July, PM Johnson announced that the government would be bringing forth a statute of limitations in regard to occurencess committed before the Good Friday...

Church of England Considering Legislation Regarding Parishes Seeking Input on Proposals

Church of England Considering Legislation Regarding Parishes Seeking Input on Proposals   Input has been requested on the proposals to change the current legislation regarding parishes within the Church of England.  The review of the Mission and Pastoral Measure...

GAFCON Australia to Support Diocese for Those Forced from Anglican Church of Australia

GAFCON Australia to Support Diocese for Those Forced from Anglican Church of Australia Gafcon Australia has outlined its plan to support Anglicans who leave the Anglican Church of Australia over doctrinal revision which overturns the plain teaching of Scripture. At an...

Church of England Evangelical Council Reacts to Unorthodox Remarks by Bp of Liverpool

Church of England Evangelical Council Reacts to Unorthodox Remarks by Bishop of Liverpool The Church of England Evangelical Council has responded to a widely criticised public address and subsequent apology made last month by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of...

Questions Out of LFF, Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir, I read the first article from Anglican Futures, regarding the document, Living In Love and Faith, [LLF] EC 8083. I found the article helpful, well presented and gives a clear overview of the document.  However, I found myself seriously disquieted and I raise...

Kenyan Bishop Appeals for Orphan Aid: Parental Deaths Due to HIV

Kenyan Bishop Appeals for Orphan Aid Parental Deaths Due to HIV  The Rt Revd John Orina Omangi, Bishop of the Kisii Missionary District in Eastern Kenya is appealing for assistance in caring for 100 children orphaned by the widespread HIV problem in the area.  Kisii...

Christianity & Craft Freemasonry, A Pastoral Guide for Christian Ministers

Christianity and Craft Freemasonry A Pastoral Guide for Christian Ministers Gerard Moate Latimer Trust, 2021 (ISBN: 9781906327705, 70pp) By 1964 a national commission of enquiry estimated the existence of 50,000 books and pamphlets on freemasonry. This literature has,...

Forgotten Reformer: Myles Coverdale

Forgotten Reformer: Miles Coverdale Geoffrey Main Self-published, 2021 (ISBN: 9781916873704, 228pp) Episcopal biographies are always an enjoyable read, not least those of bishops who are better known for their non-episcopal work. Coverdale is of course best known for...

And Just When You Thought You’d Heard Everything, Bats Communications Officer

Whilst considering reducing the number of clergy nationwide, the Church of England is advertising for someone to be employed as its, “Bats in Churches Communications Officer”.  The post, which is located in London, pays between £31,857 and £34,255 (pro rata).  The...

Pilgrim’s Proces: Baptism Depths of Meaning by Peter Sanlon

In my last column we looked at the Lord’s Supper.  Today, we take a look at the other sign our Lord Jesus instituted among us.  These signs, or sacraments, which God gives his people are both simple and profound. In their simplicity, God's grace is powerfully...
Forgotten Reformer: Myles Coverdale

Forgotten Reformer: Myles Coverdale

Forgotten Reformer: Miles Coverdale Geoffrey Main Self-published, 2021 (ISBN: 9781916873704, 228pp) Episcopal biographies are always an enjoyable read, not least those of bishops who are better known for their non-episcopal work. Coverdale is of course best known for...

Finding the Right Hill to Die On: Book Review

Finding the Right Hill to Die On: Book Review

Finding the Right Hill to Die On: the case for theological triage  Gavin Ortlund  Crossway (TGC)  ISBN 9781433567421  Paperback  This book began back in 2005 when Al Mohler was sitting in A&E where he ‘discovered’ a theological tool - ‘triage’ - which refers to...

The Athanasian Creed by Martin Davie

The Athanasian Creed by Martin Davie

The Athanasian Creed Martin Davie London: Latimer Trust, 2019 (ISBN: 978-1-906327-58-3, 105pp) ‘The three creeds…ought thoroughly to be received and believed for they may be proved by most certain warrants of holy scripture’, affirms the eighth article of religion....

Samuel Wesley & the Crisis of Tory Piety

Samuel Wesley & the Crisis of Tory Piety

Samuel Wesley & the Crisis of Tory Piety, 1685-1720 William Gibson Oxford University Press, 2021 (ISBN: 978-0-19-887024-1, 216pp) Gibson, author of The Church of England 1688-1832: Unity and Accord (2001) is a proven master of English ecclesiastical history...

The Puritans: a Transatlantic History

BR287    The Puritans: a Transatlantic History  David D. Hall  Princeton  ISBN 9780691151397  Hardback  Not just ‘another book on the Puritans’. Rather, a book on the Puritans that tells you what others don’t.   So why is it different? For one thing, it is...

Goodly Heritage: The Secession of 1834

A Goodly Heritage: The Secession of 1834 and Its Impact on Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and North America  Cornelius Pronk  RHB  Hardback  ISBN 9781601786647  The Preface is an account by Cornelius Pronk of his own church life. This is a fascinating record. As...

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...

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...

What does the Bible teach about LUST?

What does the Bible teach about LUST?

What does the Bible teach about LUST? Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock Christian Focus Hardback ISBN: 9781527104761 Available from Evangelical Bookshop, Belfast    There are 4 chapters which follow a simple outline: People are Struggling (1); Lust is sinful (2);...

The Cruelty of Heresy

The Cruelty of Heresy

The Cruelty of Heresy An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy By The Rt Revd C. FitzSimons Allison ISBN 978-0-8192-1513-0-90000 Published 1993 197 pages Morehouse Publishing 445 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016   This work is just as needed today as when it was...

The Invention of Papal History

The Invention of Papal History

BR278 The Invention of Papal History Stefan Bauer Oxford University Press Hardback ISBN 9780198807001 This may seem an unusual book to review in a Protestant newspaper. Yet our actual knowledge of papal history isn’t always clear. Not that we need to know a vast...

Antagonists in the Church

Antagonists in the Church

Book Review Antagonists in the Church: How to Deal with Destructive Conflict By Kenneth C. Haugck Fortress Press ISBN-10 : 0806623101 ISBN-13 : 978-0806623108   This book and workbook should be part of every pastor’s library and on every seminary’s syllabus for...