Bill Love, TEC and same-sex marriage: implications

This article first appeared on Psephizo. Following my previous post which explored the Hearing Panel ruling on Bishop Bill Love and the background to it, this article seeks to begin exploring some of its implications and possible consequences. Bishop Love has already written to his diocese and initially appears unlikely to appeal despite noting the significance of the judgment’s … Continue Reading

Bishop Bill Love, TEC, and same-sex marriage in the church

This article first appeared on Psephizo. The recent negative judgment by The Episcopal Church’s Hearing Panel on Bishop Bill Love’s pastoral direction nearly two years ago to the clergy of his diocese (Albany) is justifiably leading to widespread comment and concern. But what has happened and what is really at stake? This article explains the background and … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: The Catholics Part 2: Ecumenical Evangelical Catholics

This is the fifth of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology. The first, second, third and fourth can be found here, here, here and here.    Introduction We continue our journey across the wide expanse of the Evangelical country. We began in the Classical region by exploring two tribes that inhabit the land … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: The Catholics Part 1: Confessional Evangelical Catholics

This is the fourth of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology. The first, second and third can be found here, here, and here. Introduction In the last two articles, we explored the ancestral home of Evangelical theology: the Classical Region. But now we shift our attention, following the tribes who have travelled … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: The Classicists, Part Two: Classical Postconservative Evangelicals

This is the third of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology. The first and second can be found here and here. Introduction In the last article, we began to explore the ancestral home of most Evangelical theology: the Classical region. This had been dominated by one tribe, Classical Conservative Evangelicals (CCE), which … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: The Classicists, Part One: Classical Conservative Evangelicals

This is the second of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology. The first can be found here. The Classical Region We begin our journey across the landscape of the Evangelical country in the ancestral homeland of most Evangelical theologians: Classical Evangelical theology. This theological movement began as a young rebellious group within … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: Introduction

This is the first of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology Evangelicalism has always been a country of competing tribes. Even in the 18th Century revival, the clash between Calvinists and Arminians – made personal in the interactions between Whitfield and Wesley – was enough to cause a split. 19th Century Wesleyan … Continue Reading

In memoriam: Simon Barrington-Ward

Following the sad news of the death of Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward on Holy Saturday 2020, formerly the Bishop of Coventry, we are pleased to publish a poem in memoriam, written by Sarah Cawdell. “Lord Jesus Christ” Berlin 1954 Post war community is found where trauma is faced, sin acknowledged, forgiveness found, poetry and friendship, love, … Continue Reading