Evangelicals rebranding themselves

This Christianity magazine editorial by John Buckeridge is interesting if you are an observer of church goings-on in the UK. I found it via the Ekklesia article ‘Evangelicals urged to drop the ‘e’ word‘. It is certainly true that Evangelicals in the UK are different beasts to Evangelicals in the USA. (I am not saying…

Cheltenham Bible Festival

Cheltenham Bible Festival

The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches is now competing with the Greenbelt festival on its own quite literal turf. The ‘Bible Festival’ will be at the Cheltenham racecourse from the 7th to the 9th of August 2007 (Thursday-Saturday to avoid festivalling on a Sunday). Their website will be biblefestival.com, but isn’t up and running yet….

1960s Christian adverts

1960s Christian adverts

I’ve been reading some late 1960’s Christian literature. This is part of an advert placed by one rather interesting Protestant organisation: Those heathen Roman Catholics and Anglo Catholics. I’ve edited out some of the more boring points – it was a long advert. I think we have moved on slightly since 1968. On a different…

Cross Rhythms and their great surplus

Good Friday isn’t really the day for a cartoon, so I’m not posting one. It is nothing to do with the fact I have none to post. Instead, here is a minor and sundry conundrum. Cross Rhythms, the Christian radio people who used to produce a magazine about gospel music but now don’t have got…

Christian Council of Britain (continued)

The BNP lied over ‘Christian Council of Britain’ post has a good Google rating at the moment and so has been attracting some comments. Contributions are welcomed, though if you can keep it civilised that would be much appreciated. I reserve the right to unpublish anything I deem offensive.

BNP lied over 'Christian Council of Britain'

As I mentioned last week the Church Times had a report on the so called ‘Christian Council of Britain’. To quote the article (not online yet): No details of the Christian Council of Britain could be found. “It’s nothing to do with us or me,” said the BNP’s press officer, Dr Phil Edwards. “All I…

Pray as you go

Pray-as-you-go . . . daily prayer for your MP3 player This is probably old news, but there you go. During Lent the Jesuits have made their daily prayer services available for people with MP3 players (and broadband). You can either download a single service or get the whole week as a podcast. (Note for the…

Christian Council of Britain

Christian Council of Britain

Ekklesia reports that the British National Party are setting up a church and a Christian organisation, the ‘Christian Council of Britain’. A report in todays Church Times indicates that the BNP are denying this, but the fact remains that a racist group of some sort is doing so. Like Dave Warnock I distance myself from…

Christian Unity

The Evangelical Alliance launched a new website recently. I’m not a member you understand, but it is of interest as the EA is one of the largest Christian organisations in the UK. I think the CofE probably beats it, especially if we are allowed to include our apathetic and backslidden members. Anyway, the EA website….

Ouch

Tom Allen posts a stinging attack on the Church Times and Simon Sarmiento’s web column in particular. I can’t help think that ‘comically inept’ is a little harsh, not least because Simon publishes what is probably the most well read Anglican blog in the UK*. I think I’m reading a different Church Times too (no…