Loose Canons? Andy Lines and the Canons of Nicaea

Loose Canons? Andy Lines and the Canons of Nicaea

Mark Smith examines Justin Welby’s use of ancient canons to oppose “cross-border interventions” Anglican Life Church Society   On Friday 30 June, Andy Lines was consecrated at a meeting of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), as a ‘missionary bishop’ for Europe. This is in response to the recent decision of the Scottish Episcopal […]

Lift Up Your Voice!

Lift Up Your Voice!

Anglican Life RSCM   We report from a Lift Up Your Voice singing evening on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at St Laurence, Winslow. Directed by Miles Quick, RSCM Head of Congregational and Instrumental Music…   What do you suggest to a church that has either no musician at all or very over-stretched resources, but wants […]

Why Synod’s decision on ‘therapy’ is UnAnglican

By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden   What has happened to General Synod that it now appears unable to weigh evidence in coming to a decision, especially decisions that relate to human sexuality? A group of pastors and social activists persuaded good hearted and well-intentioned members of the Church of England to pronounce on extremely complex […]

No quick fix. . .

No quick fix. . .

…but church must support mission on estates and new housing developments   Six weeks have now passed since the Grenfell Tower disaster and questions continue to be asked about the safety of similar housing developments and the safety of the residents living in them. The spotlight is back on housing. Latest figures show huge reductions […]

The key to global mission

The key to global mission

USPG International Programmes Manager Davidson Solanki explores what it means for the global church to work, learn and grow together as the family of God.   I want to introduce the theological idea of ‘Incarnational Trinity’ because I think it sums up my understanding of what it means to participate in global mission. We are […]

The Good Fight

The Good Fight

The Scottish Borders Centre of Mission, led by Church Army evangelist Paul Smith, helps men battling addictions, physical illness, low self-esteem and difficult life circumstances through outdoor activities such as walking football, hill-walking and cycling. We hear from three men being helped by Church Army   “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold […]

Leading Like A Woman

Anglican Life WATCH   By Jody Stowell   I recently heard someone say that they had never met a woman who could lead a church (cue an interesting conversation…) It made me realise that this view is probably as much a part of the conversation on the ordination of women, as whether women ‘should’ lead […]

On the need to stay distinctive

On the need to stay distinctive

Anglican Life Church of England Evangelical Council   By Martin Davie   In his recent book Destroyer of the gods –Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World, the New Testament scholar Professor Larry Hurtado considers ‘some features of earliest Christianity that made it distinctive, even odd, in the cultural environment of the first three centuries […]

Archbishops and Athanasius

Archbishops and Athanasius

Anglican Life Reform   By Susie Leafe   In the past weeks two archbishops have appealed to the First Council of Nicaea. As many readers will know, the Council (which took place in 325AD) was convened to resolve the disagreement between Athanasius and Arius concerning the nature of the divinity of Christ. In the providence […]

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