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Scarf or Stole at Ordination?

Scarf or Stole at Ordination? A Plea for the Evangelical Conscience by Andrew Atherstone

‘I can only say that from my knowledge of the Bench of Bishops, which is considerable, I think it is inconceivable that any of the Bishops would press an ordination candidate, contrary to his conscience, to wear a stole at his ordination.’ (Archbishop Michael Ramsey in the House of Lords, July 1964)

Although Archbishops Ramsey’s declaration of liberty of conscience for Anglican ordinands may have been true in the 1960s, it is unfortunately not so today. Each year evangelical candidates in dioceses throughout the Church of England find themselves put under pressure to wear stoles at ordination.

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Witnessing to Western Muslims

Witnessing to Western MuslimsWitnessing to Western Muslims: A Worldview Approach to Sharing Faith by Richard Shumack.

This book is for you if you are a Christian who

...has Muslim friends, neighbours or workmates.

...wants to understand how Muslims think about God

...finds formulaic approaches to witnessing inadequate

...feels under equipped to share your faith with Muslims.

 Also available on Kindle (affiliate link)

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Unworthy Ministers

Unworthy MinistersUnworthy Ministers: Donatism and Discipline Today by Mark Burkill.

Also available on Kindle (affiliate link)

It is not often that the 39 Articles are referred to in Anglican controversies nowadays, however in recent years Article 26 from the Anglican formularies has been cited in order to undermine the stance of orthodox, bible believing Christians.

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Truth and Unity in Christian Fellowship

Truth and Unity in Christian FellowshipTruth and Unity in Christian Fellowship by Michael Nazir-Ali

A lecture hosted by the Peterborough Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship in partnership with the Latimer Trust on 2nd April 2007 at Christ the King, Kettering.

What is the basis for fellowship and unity in the Anglican Communion? Surely we have to turn to the Apostolic testimony as found in the Bible. But how are we to understand this within our own culture and context? In this timely lecture, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali reflects on the characteristics of Anglicanism, and its strengths and weaknesses.

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Passion for the Gospel: Hugh Latimer Then and Now

Passion for the GospelPassion for the Gospel: Hugh Latimer (1485-1555) Then and Now by Alister McGrath

A commemorative Lecture

An outline of Hugh Latimer’s contribution to the English church, and his continued relevance for Christian life and mission today.

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