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A Remedy for the Plague: Lee Gatiss on Titus 1 (JAEC 2019)

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 2 Sep 2019

Lee Gatiss's keynote address from this year's Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference, looks at the church's need for godly leaders.

In the sixteenth-century, the Anglican Reformers claimed that when people are languishing for lack of good leadership in the state, the church must lead the way by recovering a vision of godly government and guidance.

“Just as the condition of the state is ruined when it is governed by people who are stupid, demanding, and burning with ambition, so in these times the church of God is struggling, since it is committed to the care of those who are totally incompetent to assume so important a task, in which respect it has fallen very far short indeed of those rules of the blessed Paul, which he prescribed to Timothy and Titus. Therefore we must find an appropriate remedy for so serious a plague on our churches.” [Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum 11:1]

So in my keynote talk from this year’s JAEC conference, I looked at what Paul says in Titus chapter 1 about the appropriate remedy for this plague. You can listen in, by clicking on the talk above.

Dr Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society and EDITOR of the journal The Theologian

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