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Churches in all parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland belong to Affinity together with evangelical agencies and individual Christians.
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Posted 30th July 2015 | Comments 0
The Prayer Calendar for August is now available to download. With one item for every day of the month, please use this to inform your praying for the many churches, agencies and individuals who are faithfully serving the Lord both in the UK and around the world. Thank you!
Posted 29th July 2015 | Comments 0
The Bulletin is published three times a year by Affinity’s Social Issues Team to keep evangelical churches and individual Christians informed of the implications of legislation and public policy on social issues in the UK.
This issue contains an article summarising the recent debate between John Stevens and Joe Boot on Christian public engagement, followed by another highlighting five key issues that were raised by that debate. We also have a piece on the legalising of cannabis in the UK and one from our archives on Christians and the Arts. Then there is all the usual important bioethical issues and legal cases. And finally, we also include a brief appreciation of Rod Badams who has retired from the Social Issues Team.
There is indispensable material here which you can circulate electronically to church members, colleagues or friends, or print off hard copies for those who don't have access to a computer.
Posted 28th July 2015 | Comments 0
The Prayer Calendar for July is now available to download. With one item for every day of the month, please use this to inform your praying for the many churches, agencies and individuals who are faithfully serving the Lord both in the UK and around the world. Thank you!
Posted 30th June 2015 | Comments 0
The latest edition of our theological journal Foundations is now available to read online or download as a PDF. This issue looks at the subject of the Lord's Supper from a number of theological viewpoints within the evangelical church, along with one historical example of how genuinely-held differences did not prevent believers co-operating for the cause of world mission. This is another highly stimulating and thought-provoking edition - one hundred pages of theology to read and download, free of charge.
Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper and its Relevance for Today: William B. Evans
Not Reformed Enough: Critiquing Contemporary Practice of the Lord’s Supper: John Stevens
The Lord’s Supper in England: Then and Now – A Look at How Thomas Cranmer’s Eucharistic Theology Compares with Today: Richard Wardman
Throwing Away the Guns: Andrew Fuller, William Ward and the Communion Controversy in the Baptist Missionary Fellowship: Ian Hugh Clary
Review Article: Messy Church Theology: Oliver Gross
Book Review:Sanctification: Explorations in Theology and Practice: Martin Salter
Posted 24th June 2015 | Comments 0
The Spring 2015 issue of our In Touch newsletter is now available online. This edition includes articles on a new church plant for central London, an evangelical adoption agency, a report on the recent Affinity Theological Study Conference, a reminder of the important ministry of books and news of forthcoming conferences and publications.
An online journal of evangelical theology published by the Theological Team.
The Bulletin is published three times a year by the Social Issues Team to keep evangelical churches and individual Christians informed of the implications of legislation and public policy on social issues in the UK.
Table Talk is published twice a year by the Theological Team and addresses important issues relevant to the lives of Christians and churches.
Mission Matters is a series of occasional papers on contemporary issues in World Mission. It is published on line by the World Focus Team. The purpose of Mission Matters is to stimulate thinking on significant issues in World Mission.
Our World Focus Team has produced a range of very helpful papers containing information and advice for churches and individuals seeking to be better equipped for the work of world mission. See the link below for access to the complete archive. In particular, we would draw your attention to Paper 9, which contains a host of valuable advice on how and where to access pre-field training, orientation and preparation options for missionary candidates.