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An Interview with Brad Littlejohn: Whither the Restless and Reformed?

May 1, 2014

What the designation seems to boil down to is “evangelicals who dig TULIP.” Of course, that doesn’t do much to explain the broad appeal of it; this, I would have to say, might be substantially explained as a masculine reaction against the feminization of American evangelicalism, a way of really kicking the whole counter-culturalism up a notch.

Bishop David Hicks, second from left, with other conference attendees outside the cathedral in Nairobi. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

IRD Exclusive: Bishop David Hicks on GAFCON II (Part 2)

November 6, 2013

“[T]he bishops decided that the primates of GAFCON would take a more organized and more purposeful role in providing support and encouragement to other parts of the globe in which help may be needed. In particular, the situation in England is in the mind of the bishops.

The Rt. Rev. David Hicks joins his brother bishops in Nairobi. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

IRD Exclusive: Bishop David Hicks on GAFCON II (Part 1)

November 5, 2013

“It seems to me that the Global South is much more adept at giving its testimony to witness for the Gospel and to stand for Christ in a way that is not afraid of being marginalized or disliked or even for hostility directed back at it. I think in the West our culture has put us in a place where we are often afraid to speak boldly, to make the exclusive claims of the Gospel, and to present Jesus Christ in a very straightforward way because we want to be accepted.”

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The Oxford Martyrs and GAFCON

October 17, 2013

“Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.”

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A Movement with Meaning

July 24, 2013

It seems that, if young Millennials stay in church, they seem attracted to a liturgical-sacramental context. Although several studies suggest that most young Christians (regardless of denominational heritage) abandon Christian practice in favor of private beliefs, other youth are entering Anglican, Lutheran, Orthodox, and Catholic parishes to find a home

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The Rise of the “Nones” (and How Anglicans Can Respond)

July 16, 2013

Anglicanism has all the tools and aims necessary to meet these challenges. The Anglican way is supposed to be completely intergenerational—all ages participate in the sacramental life of the Church, local and universal. Common Prayer and Holy Communion do not mesh well with age-segregated services for good reason.


Anglican Way Institute Continues to Thrive

July 3, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last week, young classical Anglicans gathered at the Church of the Holy Communion in Dallas to learn about “Creeds, Councils and Christ.” Aimed at Christians under thirty and clergy, the…


Church of England Envisions a Church for Pagans

June 27, 2013

By Alexander Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) It sounds like a parody, but the Church of England has found yet another questionable way to stabilize declining attendance numbers; designing churches for entirely different religions. As The Telegraph…


Bishop Mouneer Anis on the Crisis Facing Egyptian Christians

June 24, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) UPDATE: Bishop Anis has released a letter about upcoming June 30 demonstrations in Egypt that can be viewed by clicking here. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is this week embarking…


Thomas à Becket, We Have Need of Thee

December 10, 2012

The initial outrage and fallout from the Church of England’s decision to reject women bishops seems to have reached its close. Newspapers on the right and the left shrieked in disdain at such a…