According to this report, N. T. Wright is not pleased with some evangelicals in the Church of England who have announced that they will no longer fund the COE’s apostasy:
The Bishop of Durham, The Rt. Rev. Dr. N. T. Wright has come out blasting a Covenant drawn up by a coalition of Church of England Evangelicals who have said they will break with bishops who do not proclaim a clear unequivocal gospel and they will train a new generation of ministers and clerics committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. They also said they will also no longer give financially to the Church of England to support structures antithetical to the gospel and support only self sustaining centers. They also believe that the Church of England has now become two churches – one which is focused around the gospel, the other that gives priority to human reason over Scripture, and because of it they can no longer support the present structures in the Church of England.
The signers include such illustrious figures as evangelical patriarch the Rev. Dr. John R. W. Stott, Bishop Wallace Benn, President of the Church of England Evangelical Council, The Rev. Dick Lucas, The Rev. David Phillips, (Director of Church Society and the leadership of Church Society), The Rev. Simon Vibert (St Luke’s Wimbledon Park, Diocese of Southwark and Chair of the Fellowship of Word and Spirit) and The Rev. David Petersen, (Principal of Oak Hill College) to name but a few. They are the crème de la crème of British evangelicalism.
Read the whole thing.
Here’s the Proposed Covenant.
Here’s the list of signatories–below the names are responses to “Questions that may be asked.”
And Wright’s response is here.
May God bring Gospel renewal to Anglicans who love his glory and tremble at his word.
HT: Mike Bird