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Posted by Tom Woolford, 26 Sep 2016

A review of Vaughan Roberts' new book in the Good Book Company's 'Talking Points' series.

While the world is changing fast, the evangelical church risks being (characteristically) slow in catching up with the terms of debate. To communicate the faith once delivered to the saints to this and the next generation, we need to know what are the idols that fill our cities: the evangelist needs to be able to discern and demonstrate their vanity with the truth of the Gospel; the pastor needs to be able to shepherd those sheep unsettled and confused by what ‘everyone knows’ to be right and good.

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Posted by The Rev'd Adam Young, 23 Sep 2016

The Rev'd Adam Young considers the teaching of Article 18 on the uniqueness of Christ.

Earlier this year I preached on the third collect for Good Friday from the BCP. I changed the language of “Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Heretics” to “followers of Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Atheism, and Heresy”, so that it was clear that a belief system was in view and not a people group. Nonetheless, I was accused of racism, anti-semitism, and generally being a nasty person. It seems that saying people who follow other religions are not going to be in heaven is simply not very nice and certainly not ‘politically correct.’ The idea that all religions lead to heaven so long as you follow them devoutly with good works is surprisingly widespread - even in evangelical churches.  Indeed, it is perhaps more widespread now than ever before.  Such beliefs mean that Article 18 is actually more relevant today than when it was written back in 1552.

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 22 Sep 2016

Wanted: Finance Assistant for Church Society. We have extended the application deadline for this important post. Could you be the person we're looking for to fill this two-day-a-week paid post helping us manage our finances?

Church Society is seeking to recruit a Finance Assistant.

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