Oxford LGBT students publish a blacklist of “homophobic” churches in the city, most of them evangelical. It is a clear example of how Christian congregations are coming under pressure for teaching the Bible to their members.
As a report in the United Kingdom confirms the abuses committed by influential preacher Mike Pilavichi, the Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom urges leaders to “put integrity above ease and popularity”.
A letter signed by 27 leaders states that the process to bless same-sex couples would be “unlawful, unconstitutional, and illegitimate”.
The Anglican cathedral and an Episcopal church in Khartoum were also raided by gunman, while an evangelical church was partially burned.
A model of humble repentance was demonstrated, together with a firm trust in the sufficiency, clarity, and authority of the Scriptures, says Reverend John Lovell, who has worked with Anglican Churches in Australia and Europe.
A majority of the Anglican Communion was represented in Kigali, with a shared high value of Scripture, passion for evangelism and discipleship, and concern for orthodox fellowship. By Chris Green.
Commenting on the decision of other national churches would be “disrespectful”, says Bishop Carlos Lopez of the IERE.
St Helen's Bishopsgate church says “there is no long-term security for Church of England evangelical churches”. St Ebbe's clergy states that they “are in impaired communion with the bishops in our diocese”.
The decision to bless same sex unions “disqualified the Church of England from leading the Anglican Communion”, says the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches.
Theologically conservative groups see the proposals “illogical” and a “Trojan horse” that will lead to future changes in the doctrine of marriage. Politicians accuse the leadership of the Anglican Church of “homophobia”.
Gavin Calver of the Evangelical Alliance: “Leadership is always hard, it’s difficult to imagine a more challenging set of circumstances”. Anglican Justin Welby: “May God guide her”.
The long-awaited global conference of the Anglican Communion closed with calls to unity but theologically conservative bishops say the church cannot have “two or three doctrines”.
In an in-depth interview, British pastor and author Sam Allberry analyses the debates around sexual identity, freedom of speech, marriage, and abuse in Christian contexts. Watch the video.
“We cannot let 800 years of worship and service fail on our watch", says the Church of England.
Has the former Anglican Bishop Nazir-Ali fallen prey to a shortsighted, selective and, in the end, idealized view of Rome – a sort of wishful thinking in times of personal crisis?
Church trends in the 21st century.
A two-third majority of the Church in Wales (Anglican Communion) voted in favour. “A change in the Church’s teaching concerning marriage” will be considered soon.
Large mainline denominations that have adapted their theology to the LGBT ideologies have accelerated their loss of membership: 7 cases in 4 countries.
Prince Philip died at the age of 99. “He was extremely interested in theology”. Many religious leaders showed their condolences and highlighted his faith.
The Archbishop of Canterbury received the first dose of the vaccine due to his work as a volunteer chaplain at a hospital in London. The Anglican Salisbury cathedral is one of the venues used for the vaccination.
William Love “violated the discipline of the church”, a US Episcopal Church disciplinary panel ruled. “I pray God will use all of this for His purposes”, he said after stepping down.
The Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's report denounces that “the Church of England failed to protect children and young people”. The Church responds: “We are truly sorry for the shameful way we have acted”.
The major gathering of Anglican bishops was going to take place this summer, in the midst of theological tensions. “The health and safety of our attendees is our utmost priority”, the organisers said.
Theologian José Hutter addresses the challenges evangelical churches have faced in the last decade, including same-sex marriage and the split between Western historic churches and the Christian majority in Africa and Latin America.
The 50ft slide aimed “to give people the chance to experience the Cathedral in a new way and open up conversations about faith”. Some leaders has criticised the initiative.