Fulcrum Statement on Women Bishops (CofE) – Watching Conservatives Getting Pushed off the Cliff

The path to providing for women bishops in the Church of England has been interesting. The proposed legislation had some safeguards for conservatives, albeit in the form of a Code of Practice, not legislated protection. The amendments to clause 5(1)c have served only to dilute those proposed safeguards. As many have pointed out, this simply […]

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Southwark Evangelicals Set Up “Ministry Trust”

This news is slowly coming out of the UK. From EV News (part of the Church Society): Southwark Evangelicals set up alternative quota The Church Times reports today (page 8) in a short news item that evangelicals in the diocese of Southwark are planning to set up an alternative quota: ‘Evangelicals in the diocese of […]

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Oxygen Day 2 - Think and Preach Christ

Oxygen Day 2 from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo. One thing is becoming increasingly clear to me as I attend Oxygen – God has been very, very good to us in giving us men like John Piper and John Lennox. Piper's 2 talks today were astoundingly brilliant. Again, there were individual elements that left me unpersuaded but the […]

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Women Bishops in the CofE - Voting at General Synod

Saturday 10 July 2010 saw probably the most tense voting yet on this thorny subject at the Church of England General Synod. Over the course of the day, Synod voted to note the report of the Revision Committee which we have written about previously. The Committe, remember, were unable to agree on legislation to provide […]

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Fulcrum Ditch “Fellow” Evangelicals, but Issue a Minority Report

Perhaps the most intriguing party in the ongoing bun fight in the CofE over Women Bishops are Fulcrum, who describe themselves as “Renewing the Evangelical Centre” while, it seems, consistently opposing positions that evangelicals have historically held. If they represent the “evangelical centre” of England then that centre is currently situated somewhere in the Bermuda […]

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