This report, produced on behalf of the Church of England Evangelical Council, provides a detailed survey of studies on the Bible and same-sex relationships that have been produced since 2003 by both revisionist and traditionalist scholars. It then undertakes an evaluation of these studies.
A new report, produced on behalf of the Church of England Evangelical Council, provides a detailed survey of studies on the Bible and same-sex relationships that have been produced since 2003 by both revisionist and traditionalist scholars. This summary contains the text of the final chapter of the main report, which evaluates the material the report has looked at.
I pray that you will find something good and challenging in this hodgepodge of a collection of poems. I hope that as you read them, somehow you may encounter the presence of the One who loves us and gave his life for us and sends us out to let the world in on what we've got.
In parallel with his Johannine studies Michael undertook a study of the 3 Synoptic Gospels. Together these twin studies show that the essential core of our 4 gospels is the work of eyewitnesses to Jesus’ ministry. They also shed light upon the development of the Christian Fellowship in the pre Pauline era and the trauma of the Jewish revolt against Roman tyranny.
Reflecting on the first eighteen months of Pioneer Ministry in a commuter suburb of Telford, Tim found the book of Jonah to be a rich mine of raw materials. In Being Sent we are invited to join Tim in pondering Jonah’s mission, in order that we might better understand God's heart for mission and so hear our own call more clearly and respond to it more obediently.
Many people are experiencing dynamic encounters with God which, although prevalent in scripture, revival history and the mystical tradition, are often not commonplace in contemporary Western Christianity. Re:Union encourages us into a tangible relationship with Jesus and affirm His invitation to enjoy unbroken heavenly union with God as a daily reality.
‘If only one could have two lives: the first, in which to make one’s mistakes…and the second in which to profit by them.’ (D.H. Lawrence)
‘This little booklet, filled with the hope and love of Christ, reminds us that it is never too late to start a new life; and then to be changed and renewed daily by the Holy Spirit.’
Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
This is the story of one woman’s struggle to find normality and happiness while fighting the demons of the past. It is the story of God’s work in Dorothy, allowing her both the sadness and privilege of wading through the marshlands of depression in order to find a way not just to keep from sinking, but to live on the higher ground where she can feel secure and happy.
This book is for all who want to hear the story of AWESOME and what God has been doing through the ministry of evangelical women. It is also for women—and men—who are wondering if God might be calling them to ordained ministry.
As a young man in the Christian faith Peter had many questions but was unable to find people with any answers. As he walked with God and grew in faith he realised that the knowledge this journey gave him, in later life, would have been really useful to him when he was younger. With this insight he might have matured earlier!
They are a husband and wife, from Zimbabwe. She has battled to provide for her family throughout the political turmoil that has ravaged their country and their home under Robert Mugabe’s rule. But through it all, they have clung to their Christian faith – together. This book is made up of frank, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting extracts taken from a two–year long blog.
This moving book was written with great difficulty by an Anglican priest with motor neurone disease at the end of his life, and its ruthless honesty is challenging and compelling. It will be helpful to many who face life-shortening illnesses themselves or in those they love. This book is a thoughtful reflection on the encounter with dying and death and the issues they raise about faith in God.
The Impossible uses Luke’s gospel to follow one man who made it possible for us to know God. We are invited to join Jesus as he journeys to his destiny at Jerusalem where the impossible was achieved. On the way we meet fellow-travellers with the same questions and confusions that we have.
Smack Heads and Fat Cats is a gripping challenge to love people who are not yet followers of Christ and to give them an opportunity to experience what it means to be a Christian. It is a call to engage in the adventure of being the good news.
Written in three parts it outlines: a vision for evangelism; a biblical mandate for why we should be good news; and how we can do evangelism.
'…magisterial overview of the Thirty Nine Articles…a treasury of both historical and theological learning. This volume will take its place in a distinguished succession of commentaries on the Articles across the centuries, and will provide great stimulus and nourishment for all students of Anglican identity.'
Lord Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdalene College Cambridge
The Bad Samaritan follows Jesus throughout his time on earth and delves into the conversations he had with people he met along the way – people just like us. In this short book we see Jesus answering questions about issues such as religion and morality, suffering and failure, faith and forgiveness.
21 year old Heidi shares her story of how she was healed of Anorexia. She reflects on bible verses that helped her to realise that her identity and value comes from the fact that we are handmade by God and not from the distorted self image eating disorders create.
This book is for anyone whose heart longs to share Jesus with others, but whose head has warned ‘don’t’ . Chris and Simon show us how we can have a creative partnership with God, using the gifts we have already, to be effective big-hearted missionaries right where we are.
The Revd Kathryn Morgan, Mission Advisor Baptist Union
Churches often try but struggle to bring others into a shared ministry. Using Ken Wilber’s insight that human experience shows itself in four distinct yet interrelated areas, this model will be of value to church leaders and to anyone with a desire to liberate the ministry of the whole church.
In this second book of the series, David Watson shows us how healing is both a sign of God’s power among us and of his kingdom here on earth. He gives practical, biblical teaching on healing as well as personal testimony to a God who heals, but not always in the ways we ask.
Tibet is a casualty of a repressive regime with blindspots big enough to swallow a whole culture. John Scawen writes passionately of the importance of standing for the weak against the strongest and most overpowering odds imaginable.
What is life really all about? So many people today feel that their lives have little or no ultimate purpose. The world seems hard and cruel. Life seems terribly cheap.
In this short booklet, David Watson explains how we can know God is with us, and experience direction and purpose in our lives.
This first book in the series looks at Abraham’s own journey of faith, and we are encouraged to have faith in God’s promises even through difficult times. David Watson knew difficulty in his own life but he also knew great blessing. In this book he urges us to keep believing God’s promises, to wait patiently for his blessing and to live with confidence that God will do what he has promised.