The Vast and Solemn Subject of Sin

Holiness by J.C. Ryle “Sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4 He who wishes to attain right views about Christian holiness must begin by examining the vast and solemn subject of sin. He must dig down very low if he would build high. A mistake here is most mischievous. Wrong views about holiness are generally traceable to wrong views about human corruption. I make no apology for beginning this volume of messages about holiness by making some plain statements about sin. The plain truth is that a right understanding of sin lies ...

Church of England Ageing Congregations

Will ageing congregations be the death of the Anglican Church of England? Some in its midst fear the answer to that question is yes. Anglican Church of England Investment Fund Andreas Whittam Smith, the overseer of the Church of England Investment Fund, told the General Synod yesterday that the Church of England was facing a “crisis” with its ageing demographic. He likened the Church of England to large companies that “perfectly and impeccably manage themselves into failure.” He suggested that not all Anglicans were fully aware of the scale of the crisis facing the Church ...