Why I am still an evangelical

Why I am still an evangelical

By Jayne Ozanne The Oxford English Dictionary has just announced its latest list of words that will be added to its next June 2015 edition. Evidently there are over 500 new words and phrases that have been identified – and defined – this quarter. What I’m always intrigued by is “who gets to decide these […]

From crime to Christianity: Jordan’s story

From crime to Christianity: Jordan’s story

“I’m not proud of what my life has been, but it’s made me a better person today and it has made me stronger. There is light at the end of the tunnel.” Bringing people to a living faith in Jesus Christ is at the heart of Church Army’s ONE series, as we celebrate how God […]

Should the UK start bombing ISIS in Syria?

Should the UK start bombing ISIS in Syria?

By Jeremy Moodey The issue of UK military action against targets inside Syria is back on the political agenda. The catalyst is last month’s atrocity in Tunisia, in which 38 tourists, most of them British, were murdered by an ISIS gunman. How should the British government respond? As a politician who is almost Blairite in […]

A Bishop’s call to repentance…

A Bishop’s call to repentance…

By Susie Leafe, Reform On the final day at General Synod this month I was thrilled to hear a Bishop of the Church of England talking about the spiritual problem we all face. The Bishop of Salisbury said: “We get things fundamentally wrong, especially when we behave as though we are the centre of everything. […]

Seeking Asylum in Britain! Napoleon after Waterloo

Seeking Asylum in Britain! Napoleon after Waterloo

by Graham Gendall Norton Last month, we all had our fill in the media of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo (on 18 June, which was a Sunday) But what happened afterwards to Napoleon? He did not stay with what remained of his defeated army: he got back to Paris three days afterwards, […]

Marking out the red lines

Marking out the red lines

By Martin Down The Archbishop of Sydney recently told a meeting of the Anglican Church League of Australia (CEN 1 May) that if the other Australian bishops do not abide by a protocol that allows clergy to have sexual relations only within the context of heterosexual marriage, then the diocese of Sydney would secede from […]

Government policy is a disgrace

Government policy is a disgrace

Last weekend 50 Syrian Christian families flew into Warsaw, having been chased out of their homes in areas of the country controlled by so-called Islamic State. The Polish and Belgium governments have been among the first in Europe to accept such significant communities of Christians en masse. The Christian relief agency, the Barnabas Fund, has […]

A most memorable week

A most memorable week

By Jayne Ozanne , Accepting Evangelicals I had gone to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church at the invitation of Integrity, a pioneering LGBT organisation that was formed exactly 40 years ago (such a biblical number!) to help campaign for full inclusion and acceptance of LGBT Christians within the Episcopal Church. The chapter that […]

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