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.


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 expressed concern that there would be no Church of England left as ageing members start to die out in the next few decades. 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 of England.


C.H. Spurgeon: The Broken Fence

A religion which is all excitement, and has little instruction in it, may serve for transient use; but for permanent life-purposes there must be a knowledge of those great doctrines which are fundamental to the gospel system. I tremble when I hear of a man’s giving up, one by one, the vital principles of the… Continue Reading


Frustrated Anglicans Seek Way Forward


As the Anglican Communion continues to deal with divisions and tension within the global body, the Archbishop of Canterbury reminded leaders on Tuesday that there are no quick solutions for the wounds. “It is the work of the Spirit that heals the Body of Christ, not the plans or the statements of any group, or… Continue Reading


N.Y. Episcopal Priest to Marry Gay Partner

N.Y. Episcopal Priest to Marry Gay Partner: The priest heading an Episcopal parish in Bath, N.Y., has decided to marry his longtime gay partner, according to a recent announcement. The Very Rev. J. Brad Benson, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, plans to get married this summer in a state where same-sex marriage is legal…. Continue Reading


Presbyterian Megachurch Seeks Dismissal from PC(USA)

By Lillian Kwon February 27, 2010 Christian Post A Presbyterian megachurch will begin a series of town hall meetings this weekend as the congregation moves toward severing ties with their denominational family. Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, California, already initiated the process to be dismissed from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It will use the next… Continue Reading