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
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
With the death of J. I. (‘Jim’) Packer, Anglican evangelicalism has lost one of its most significant theological voices, as well as a guiding figure of the National Evangelical Anglican Congress at the University of Keele in 1967, which many consider to have inaugurated a new phase in the history of evangelicalism within the Church … Continue Reading
In preparing for our retirement move to Cambridge later this summer, I rediscovered a paper I had written 37 years ago. I prepared it for a workshop which I was leading on ‘Combating Racism in Britain’ for the ‘Eclectics’ conference of 1983. This group of evangelical Anglican clergy, under the age of 40, was founded originally … Continue Reading
In my last piece; ‘Why we need a God who does not suffer’, I laid out in brief the case for impassibility: the notion that God does not suffer, held in conjunction with the adjoining notion, immutability: that God does not change. Due to space I primarily laid out my case using the Old Testament. … Continue Reading
I feel a distinct uneasiness as I attempt to write some reflections on the brutal killing of George Floyd and the subsequent events. It’s an uneasiness borne of the tension in accepting that sheer silence represents a failure to reckon with what is and has been happening, yet knowing ahead of time that words will … Continue Reading
Abraham Kuyper: his story On November 8th 1920, Abraham Kuyper died. You may not have heard of him, but if you had lived in the Netherlands from about the 1880’s to sometime after 1910, his would have been a household name. In his illustrious career he was a pastor and theologian, philosopher, journalist, founder of … Continue Reading
As Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day, Ian Paul reflects on the foolishness of the gospel
In this second part of his two-part article helping the church think about how it understands itself and the nature of its calling in a ‘post-truth’ world, David Atkinson relates Polanyi’s insights to a number of areas of Christian discipleship and the church’s witness.
In a two-part article helping the church think about how it understands itself and the nature of its calling in a ‘post-truth’ world, David Atkinson here introduces the life and work of Michael Polanyi and two key themes in his thought: The Way of Discovery and the key role of A Society of Explorers.