Nope, Champing will not save the church

Among the weird and wonderful stories showing up in the so called main stream news this week was this one about champing. “What on earth is that?” I hear you ask.  Well, apparently it’s a new craze, based on the idea of glamping where historic churches (CH amping … get it?)  are opened ip for… Continue reading Nope, Champing will not save the church

Reviewing the Stephen Sizer Church Disciplinary Measure Tribunal

Here’s a little further commentary on the Stephen Sizer case with the intent of helping us think about how we best get to the heart of issues.  In my initial article, I suggested that those seeking to draw attention to antisemitism with regards to Stephen Sizer seem to have taken a bit of a scatter… Continue reading Reviewing the Stephen Sizer Church Disciplinary Measure Tribunal

Stephen Sizer, antisemitism and church discipline

In this article, I wrote about why the church seems to have dealt badly with the problem of antisemitism, particularly in relation to the Stephen Sizer case.  Before going further, I should also mention again that this is not just about the Sizer case.  As I commented in the previous article, a couple of years… Continue reading Stephen Sizer, antisemitism and church discipline

Church buildings close because churches die

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It has been reported that 400 Church of England parish churches have closed in the last decade and 1000 in the last 30 years.  This has prompted concern, not just, or so much from practicing Christians but non-believers too.  See for example this by Michael Deacon in the Daily Telegraph. The primary concern of those… Continue reading Church buildings close because churches die

Is unity possible between church traditions?

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This is the second part of my response to Moses’ guest article on denominations. A key part of Moses’ argument seems to be that an appeal to “Evangelical Unity” does not work because that pushes us down to the lowest common denominator and that people may have more in common with their non-evangelical colleagues within… Continue reading Is unity possible between church traditions?

Navigating the Denominations and Evangelical Unity

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In yesterday’s guest blog, Moses Tutesigensi made a robust defence of denominations. Moses was responding to my argument that Evangelical Anglicans need to refocus their attention on relationships with other Evangelicals.  As it happens, I do not have particular issues with denominations per se.  My question is about where we set the right priorities in… Continue reading Navigating the Denominations and Evangelical Unity

Guest Post – In defence of Denominations

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Yesterday I wrote about the relationship between evangelical Anglicans and evangelicals outside of the Church of England. I invited response and I’m delighted to share a guest post from Moses Tutesigensi. In his article, Moses focuses on a defence of denominations through interaction with my comments. Whilst the existence of denominations was not within my… Continue reading Guest Post – In defence of Denominations