Reformation Heroes In 200 words: Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554)

Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554) is known as the nine day queen of England. A distant relative of Henry VIII, she spent much of her childhood in the king’s court, being groomed to marry Edward, the next-in-line for the throne. By age 7 both she and Edward knew Latin and Greek, and through reading the NewContinue reading “Reformation Heroes In 200 words: Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554)”

Reformation Heroes In 200 words: William Tyndale (1494-1536)

William Tyndale is known as the Apostle of England. A linguistic genius—he was proficient in at least eight languages—he made it his life’s goal to translate the Bible from its original languages into English, a feat never before accomplished. Forbidden from this task by both king and Church, Tyndale fled England at age 30 to liveContinue reading “Reformation Heroes In 200 words: William Tyndale (1494-1536)”

God is patient with us, so of course, we should be patient with one another!

Christians are not loners – we believe in the communion of the saints. This means that there will be times when one Christian has to talk to another Christian about his or her sin. If it is done in love, and if it is aimed at repentance, restoration, and spiritual growth, talking to a fellowContinue reading “God is patient with us, so of course, we should be patient with one another!”

Reformation Heroes In 200 words: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Martin Luther is widely known as the architect of the reformation. On October 31, 1517, Luther famously nailed 95 theses on the castle door of Wittenberg as a “protest” against the Pope and the selling of indulgences. As a monk in the Roman Catholic Church, Luther lived a miserable life. No matter how hard he worked,Continue reading “Reformation Heroes In 200 words: Martin Luther (1483-1546)”

Reformation Heroes In 200 words: John Huss (1369-1415)

Did you know it’s been 500 years since the Protestant Reformation? For the last couple of weeks at church we’ve been sharing some short biographies of some key reformers. Today’s hero: John Huss (1369-1415): “Huss” means goose in Czech, and John Huss is known as the “goose that become a swan”. The story goes thatContinue reading “Reformation Heroes In 200 words: John Huss (1369-1415)”

Reformation Heroes In 200 words: John Wycliffe (1320-1384)

Did you know it’s been 500 years since the Protestant Reformation? For the next month or so I’m going to share some short biographies of some key reformers. Today: John Wycliffe (1320-1384): “Trust wholly in Christ; rely altogether on his sufferings; beware of seeking to be justified in any other way than by his righteousness” JohnContinue reading “Reformation Heroes In 200 words: John Wycliffe (1320-1384)”

Archbishop Glenn Davies on Mark 2

  An Archbishop does many things, but Glenn Davies’ main task is to be a man of prayer, a preacher and a pastor. He seeks to encourage the ministers of his diocese in their task of proclaiming Jesus so that people might become his disciples and grow in the obedience that comes from faith. Given his specialContinue reading “Archbishop Glenn Davies on Mark 2”

Archbishop to visit Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is often on the mind the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev. Dr. Glenn Davies.  It might lie 1,412kms off the coast of Australia, but Norfolk Island’s Church of England is often in the mind of the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev. Dr. Glenn Davies.    Glenn with his wife Di will visit Norfolk IslandContinue reading “Archbishop to visit Norfolk Island”