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Posted 25 Sep 2018

Edward Keene and Simon Skidmore report on this year's JAEC.

• 6 seminar options, including turnaround ministry in non-evangelical parishes, growing a parish, national church structures, and BAPs;
• 5 seminaries represented (albeit down from seven last year!);
• 4 bookstalls offering a feast of written materials;
• 3 action-packed days;
• 2 CofE bishops;
• 1 shared commitment: gospel growth in and through the Church of England.
It could only be JAEC 2018!

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 24 Sep 2018

Ros Clarke presents interviews and reports from this year's ReNew conference.

Lee Gatiss’s talk included this quote from J.C.Ryle (found in Distinctive Principles for Anglican Evangelicals):

and this from John Stott:

The task is beyond the power of the clergy. A staff of 10 curates could not do it. There are only two alternatives. Either the task will not be done, or we must do it together, a task force of Ministers and people thoroughly trained and harnessed as a team for evangelism

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Gerald Bray Essay Prize

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 20 Sep 2018

Church Society are delighted to announce a new essay prize, in honour of the long-standing editor of Churchman, Gerald Bray.

Church Society are delighted to announce this new essay competition in honour of Gerald Bray.  Professor Bray is a world-leading evangelical Anglican theologian and church historian who has faithfully served as Editor of Churchman for 35 years.

The prize is designed to encourage new evangelical authors. The winner will receive £300 and the winning essay will be published in Churchman. Essays should be 5-7,000 words in length, including footnotes, and may be from any theological discipline and on any subject, but must be in accordance with the aims of Churchman as described below. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2019.

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