I recently heard the news that a friend of mine had been accepted for ordination within the Church of England. This would normally be good news but I have not been able to shake the sense of conflict I experienced over the decision. The reason why? To be honest, its because she is a woman. … Continue reading What does Sheffield have to do with Jerusalem?
I have to catch myself sometimes, I never thought I'd be this kind of Christian. Even a couple of years ago I was a fairly generic brand of miscellaneous evangelical. I'm still trying to work through what I think and where its leading me, part of this is getting my head round the challenge and … Continue reading Getting to grips with the Book of Common Prayer
Not too long ago I had written out a post on liberalism, particularly in the Church of England. It was precipitated by a mixture of a piece in the Telegraph and some interactions my wife had with a liberal anglo-catholic friend. However after reading Anthony Smith's take on the Telegraph article I've found myself reforming my views on the … Continue reading Liberalism and schism in the Church of England
I was in a Bible study recently and towards the end we began talking about David Cameron's Easter message (I know its a bit late) and the insistence that we are still a Christian nation (If we are then shame on us for what passes for Christian these days). Yet I was surprised by the … Continue reading Praying for disestablishment
At the Reformation the Church of England became protestant in order to become more truly and perfectly Catholic. William Van Mildert, Bishop of Durham 1826-36 Anglicanism, or the Church of England (CoE), is a church with an uncertain future. It has rightly drawn ridicule from both believers and unbelievers alike for its actions in recent years. … Continue reading Thoughts on Anglicanism