Trump couldn’t be more wrong about Biden’s faith – RNS

On Thursday (Aug. 6), after Joe Biden had spent the morning addressing a meeting of the leaders of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, a predominantly Black denomination, President Trump used part of a press conference to make wild assertions about the former vice president’s approach to faith. If Biden were to become president, Trump said, … Continue Reading

COVID-19 – Changes to Church of England guidance finalized – Law & Religion UK

In anticipation of the introduction of legislation relating to the use of face coverings in England, on 7th August the Church of England issued an interim update for twelve items of its guidance, reviewed here. Following confirmation of government guidance, the advice documents listed below were published  in finalized form on 10 August. These will … Continue Reading

Oasis academy boss Steve Chalke using church halls and hotels as classrooms – Sunday TImes (paywall)

One of the country’s leading academy bosses has warned it will be “impossible” to fully open schools safely in September. Steve Chalke, founder of the Oasis academy trust, which has 52 schools and educates more than 31,000 pupils, wants the prime minister to U-turn and back plans for children to return to school on a … Continue Reading

The Reverend Professor James Packer, fervent evangelical scholar who battled liberalism – obituary – Daily Telegraph

The Reverend Professor James Packer, who has died aged 93, was one of the 20th century’s foremost evangelical scholars; he played an important part in the revival of the evangelical movement in the Church of England during the 1960s and 1970s and went on to exert an international influence. Packer wrote more than 50 books … Continue Reading