frgavin on April 22nd, 2011

The Gospel of the kingdom. One thing that has perplexed evangelicals for at least the last hundred years is that Jesus seems to speak in different terms that the apostle Paul (with whom evangelicals tend to be more comfortable). Paul speaks of the gospel (ex: Rom. 1:1, 16) Jesus, on the other hand, speaks mostly […]

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frgavin on April 21st, 2011

Julian Mann Church of England Newspaper April 15 The suffering and growing Church of Jesus Christ in Africa, represented by Archbishop Ben Kwashi of Jos, Nigeria, and his remarkable wife Gloria spent three days in a South Yorkshire parish and the result was tremendous blessing. They visited Oughtibridge, a commuter village on the north-west outskirts […]

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frgavin on April 21st, 2011

ANTHONY ESOLEN “Come sit over here,” my wife whispered to me. “Let’s give Dad a chance to be alone with her.” It was a quiet room in a hospice, the only sounds the muffled pumping of oxygen, and the softer and slower breathing of my mother-in-law, Esther, as she lay a few hours before her […]

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frgavin on April 18th, 2011

Andrew Stone Daily Despatch East London A former Grahamstown Anglican Church bishop and a retired archdeacon have called on all Christian churches to bless and endorse gay marriages. In remarks that will most certainly re-ignite the debate on church policy, Bishop David Russell, who now lives in Cape Town, and Graeme Deas, a retired archdeacon […]

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frgavin on April 18th, 2011

Ed Thornton reports in the Church Times: THE Archbishop of the province of Jos, Dr Benjamin Kwashi, said that “solidarity” with Christians in Nigeria, who have been subjected to violence in recent years, “is missing” from the wider Anglican Commun­ion. Speaking in London on Thursday of last week, during his two-week visit to the UK, […]

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As the Anglican Communion faces the looming threat of schism, the Church of Nigeria finds itself courted by both sides BY WILLIAM CLARKE April 14, 2011 With 18 million members The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican Communion’s second largest province after the Church of England itself, and its fastest growing one. It boasts […]

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frgavin on April 17th, 2011

Here is the central question of the Christian faith: what is the gospel? It’s strange that the very question that should provide a solid bedrock for Christian unity has often divided groups otherwise thought to share a common profession of faith. While the “formal principle” of the Protestant Reformation was sola Scriptura (Scripture is the […]

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