A call to repentance in the season of Advent

Anglican Life Reform   According to the preface to the Church of England’s liturgy for Advent, “Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time. The readings […]

Sunday Service

3rd Sunday of Advent — Sunday 11 December 2016   Isaiah 35:1-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11   We continue our Advent series looking at some of the key prophecies in the book of Isaiah. After several cycles of “woes” in Isaiah 28-34 because of the folly, ignorance, and unbelief of the people, we find in […]

Remembering the Reformation Rightly

  Anglican Life The Latimer Trust   The reality of genuine acceptance is one of the pressing needs of young English men and women today. The anxiety that lurks behind every click of the social media ‘submit’ button and then the ensuing hope for ‘likes’ surely attests to a deep existential hunger: to be approved […]

A Vocations Day Challenge

Anglican Life WATCH   On Saturday 12 November, I had the pleasure of being a speaker at a Young Women’s Vocations day, held at St Mellitus’ College for the Diocese of London. The day began to form as a response to the statistics that show that the biggest gap in people going forward to ordination […]

Sending out. . .

Sending out. . .

Anglican Life Church Society   Reach out, build up and send out. I’m yet to meet an evangelical church leader who doesn’t aim to do those things in one way or another. But of those three aims I reckon “Send Out” is the one that is most easily neglected, or if not neglected, then most […]

2nd Sunday of Advent — Sunday 4th December 2016

2nd Sunday of Advent — Sunday 4th December 2016   Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12   We continue our Advent series looking at some of the wonderful prophecies of the Messiah in the book of Isaiah. This week we praise God from Isaiah 11 that the Spirit-anointed King will usher in a perfect new […]

Reimagining. Partnering. Embedding. Reproducing

Reimagining. Partnering. Embedding. Reproducing

  Anglican Life Fresh Expressions   By Canon Phil Potter Archbishops’ Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions   Around the time that the ‘Mission-shaped Church’ report was being written, our own church had started to experiment with fresh expressions. We agreed together to move out of our building once a month and developed several […]

A different perspective is presented

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream   The work and personal testimony of American academic Bobby Lopez was the central feature of “The New Normal”, a conference organised by Christian Concern that took place on 11/12 November at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster. Raised by his mother and her female partner, Lopez began a promiscuous gay lifestyle […]

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