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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, March 09, 2012

EV News :: 'The rise of evangelicalism is shaking up the established church'

The EVNews or Evangelicals.Org site over at Church Society posted the following lead. Unfortunately, the Evangelicals mentioned in the story are a mix of the Charismatic movement and broad Evangelicalism. To their credit, however, Wycliffe Hall and Oak Hill College are mentioned as viewing Archbishop Rowan Williams as a backslider. My only complaint is that it would be hard to view the archbishop as a backslider if he never had an Evangelical view of the faith in the first place.
Under the title 'Hot and bothered', The Economist runs an article today critiquing the rise of evangelicalism in the Church of England. St Helen's Bishopsgate, All Souls, Langham Place, Wycliffe Hall and Oak Hill College are all mentioned: 'As the number of people who are actively committed to the Church of England falls, the proportion of churchgoers who are serious about their faith—and its implications for private and public life—is growing. Peter Brierley, a collector of statistics on faith in Britain, reckons that 40% of Anglicans attend evangelical parishes these days, up from 26% in 1989. A handful of big evangelically-minded parishes now exercise huge influence, far beyond their immediate patch. Saint Helen’s in Bishopsgate reaches out to workers in London’s financial district; it has “planted” a dozen new communities in other places, using an American model of religious expansion.' Click here for rest of article (Source: The Economist, 10/03/2012)

EV News :: 'The rise of evangelicalism is shaking up the established church'

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