Tag Archives: doctrine

Leaving a Church

Recently, I’ve become inadvertently involved in a discussion in what is (strictly speaking) a student area of our ecampus forum. I was scanning new messages one day and found myself intrigued by the heading ‘clerical collars’ in the student ‘cafe’. I just had to enter and have a look, and since that time (when I joined in the debate) the basic discussion as to whether ministers should identify themselves has developed into one on ‘liberal’ churches etc, and whether we (i.e., evangelicals) should remain in such churches. This morning, I wondered whether this might not be a good topic for wider discussion and so I make this post. Read more »

Latest Poll Results

During the last semester, Midlands Bible College and Divinity School ran the following poll on its website.

Other than the core Christian beliefs, which is the most important issue facing today’s Church?

Ecumenism  22.7%  (184 responses)
Human Sexuality  18.8%  (153)
Sanctification  15%  (122)
Israel  14.5%  (118)
The End Times  9.5%  (77)
Gifts of the Spirit  7.6%  (62)
Calvinism and Arminianism  4.2%  (34)
Environmental Issues  3.9%  (32)
Church Government  3.7%  (30)

Total votes cast: 812

For details of the college’s latest poll, which explores Bible translations, go to www.midbible.ac.uk and cast your vote.

Dr. Stephen M. Vantassel is tutor at King’s Evangelical Divinity School