Middle East Christians building hope in dark times

Middle East Christians building hope in dark times

By Tim Livesey Anglican Life Embrace the Middle East   Imagine yourself: of a certain age, with a distinguished record, a speaker of many languages, firm in your faith, scion of an extended family, respected in your community; but feeling frail and for a number of reasons going through hard, even dark times. Or maybe imagine […]

Pushing and pulling at the sticky door

Pushing and pulling at the sticky door

Anglican Life Watch In the summer of 2012 I moved to North London to become the vicar of St Pancras Church. The parish is part of the Edmonton Area of the Diocese of London. Edmonton has over 100 churches, and by then women had been priests for 18 years in the Church of England,yet Iwasonly […]

‘I was cruel, but Christ changed me’

‘I was cruel, but Christ changed me’

From gang leader to church changer Anglican Life CMS   At Church Mission Society, we are passionate about seeing people released into their call in God’s mission, wherever they are. We love partnering with local leaders around the world to help them put their call into action. One of our local partners in Nepal shares […]

‘Church in the Philippines is living out an incarnational model of Jesus Christ’

‘Church in the Philippines is living out an incarnational model of Jesus Christ’

Davidson Solanki, International Programmes Manager with the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on how the church in the Philippines is standing alongside marginalised indigenous communities   Anglican Life USPG Large-scale mining operations on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines have resulted in the forced relocation of indigenous communities. These people have lost ancestral […]

One Child . . .

One Child . . .

by Michelle Pellegrino   Anglican Life Church Army   Grant (28) grew up on the Ferrier Estate, a tough housing estate in Greater London. At 12, he became a criminal to feed his brother. By 16, he was in prison. Over time, he realised that the role model he had been searching for had been […]

Reforming Women’s Ministry

Anglican Life Church Society   Last summer I conducted an online survey of evangelical Anglican churches in the UK, to get a snapshot of the current situation with respect to ministry. Of the 72 valid responses, 47 came from churches identified as complementarian (recognising different roles for men and women), 20 from churches identified as […]

Can we learn from ancient prayer books?

Anglican Life Anglican Mainstream   By Andrew Symes   Why would a 21stcentury evangelical be interested in liturgy? asked Mark Earngey as he began his talk at Wycliffe Hall (11 June). An extrovert Australian, Mark doesn’t come across as a nerdy academic, fascinated by church history for its own sake. His time in Oxford working […]

The Christian political imagination

The Christian political imagination

Anglican Life Latimer Trust By Stephen Backhouse Those who support the evangelical Christian theology for which the Latimer Trust stands would agree that it is important for Christians to bear witness to their faith within the political arena. However, it has to be acknowledged that one does not have to look too hard before one […]

Reaching people on the margins

Reaching people on the margins

Rebecca Woollgar, Volunteering Manager for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reflects on the inspirational work of Anglican churches in Brazil and Wiltshire, and concludes there is no ‘us and them’ Anglican Life USPG What is the church for? For me it’s about acknowledging we all have something to offer – there is no ‘us and […]

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