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All articles & reviews tagged with church-of-scotland

Historical

February 2020
Articles > Historical

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847)

Often described as the greatest Scotsman of his age, Thomas Chalmers was something of a polymath. He became a colossus for evangelical historic Calvinism in Scotland in his day and arguably the most influential instrument used by the Lord in his Church in Scotland since John Knox. It wasn’t like that initially though, for,…

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News

August 2018
News > Church news

Church – Denominations part company

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) has broken off formal ties with the Church of Scotland (CofS) over the latter’s moves towards same-sex marriage. In its general assembly in Belfast, ministers and elders in the PCI voted 255 to 171 to cut ties. The PCI affirms the authority of Scripture, with its teaching that…

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Historical

September 2017
Articles > Historical

Evangelicalism in Scotland, 1967-2017

The state of evangelicalism in Scotland in 2017 reveals a much more complicated picture than 1967. At that time there were several main denominations of considerable strength. On the Presbyterian side there were the Church of Scotland, along with the United Free Church of Scotland, Free Church of Scotland, and Free Presbyterian Church of…

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News

August 2017
News > Church news

Church – Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland has become embroiled in more controversy after its moderator, Rt Rev. Dr Derek Browning, took steps to allow its ministers to perform same-sex weddings, after the debating of a report in its General Assembly. According to the BBC, the report, put forward by its Theological Forum, acknowledged the Bible condemns…

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