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Posted by John Percival, 31 Jul 2014

Such a statement should, of course, not cause raised eyebrows. The genius who crafted the liturgical foundations for the Reformed Protestant Church of England was best described as an evangelical. Thomas Cranmer was first of all a gospel man.

But he was much more as well. A clear picture of the man and his times is surely vital knowledge for all who would contend for the evangelical cause in the Church of England.

Our highlighted article this time contains two appreciative reviews of Diarmaid MacCulloch’s prize-winning and definitive biography of Thomas Cranmer.

MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church in the University of Oxford. I had the privilege of lectures and tutorials with this great man who has a remarkable skill at communicating engaging history that is at the same time academically rigorous.

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Posted 30 Jul 2014

Rob Brewis has been listening to Mark Burkill, Minister of Christ Church Leyton, preaching on 1 John 5.

Do God’s promises stand up? Can he give eternal life? We can talk about being born anew, but how do I know I have experienced it? Listen in as Mark Burkill preaches on 1 John 5.

Hear the sermon here

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Posted by James Taylor, 28 Jul 2014

Church Society is excited to be partnering with Reform and the Anglican Mission in England to host ReNew; a national gathering of incumbents, church staff, senior lay leaders, and ordinands.

The conference strapline is: ‘Advancing Anglican Evangelical ministries for the salvation of England’. The objective is clear, but the territory hard and the obstacles many. Various recent decisions and current trends and movements within the Church of England may leave us wondering where we go from here.

The foundations of the conference will be Bible readings from 1 Timothy and plenary lectures from Church Society Council member Mike Ovey on the person and work of Jesus Christ.

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