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Graham Kings Vicar of St Mary Islington and was the founding Director of the Henry Martyn Centre, for the study of mission and world Christianity, in the Cambridge Theological Federation.
Canal, River and Rapids: Contemporary Evangelicalism in the Church of England

Graham Kings maps out the shape of Evangelical Anglicanism in England today. He uses the metaphor of watercourses - canal, river, rapids - to describe conservative, open and charismatic evangelicals. For each category he describes key theological and ecclesiological features, organisations and people. He relates each evangelical type to its historical influences, and so reveals both the strengths and weaknesses of the contribution of each constituency today. Significant Anglican leaders can navigate more than one watercourse, and he concludes with a plea for Anglican Evangelical leaders to see NEAC 4 as an opportunity to reflect together on the challenges of our times.

Vaughan Roberts Rector of St Ebbe's, Oxford.
Our Mission in Britain I

Islington Conversations : Eclectics (ICE) was started in march 2003. Conservative, open and charismatic Evangelical speakers were invited to address those gathered on the theme 'Our Mission in Britain'. The addresses given by Vaughan Roberts, Christian Baxter and Mark Stibbe are published here, together with the summary address given by Philip Giddings. Vaughan Roberts defines evangelical identity in this the first of the ICE addresses. He describes various evangelical movements which had different emphases but shared common core beliefs. For Evangelicals to be faithful to the commission to be God's witnesses they must be committed to proclamation of the Gospel in Britain today. To carry out the commission obediently might mean reforming denominational structures that hinder the work of the Gospel.

Christina Baxter Principle of St John's College, Nottingham and Chair of the House of Laity.
Our Mission in Britain II

Christina Baxter affirms key marks of Anglicanism. She defines an evangelicalism which is open to ecumenism, renewal, insights from biblical scholarship, full ministry of laity and women, and inter-faith dialogue. She suggests that different and creative responses are resources that should be seen as a blessing in mission.

Mark Stibbe Vicar of St Andrew's Church, Chorley Wood.
Our Mission in Britain III

Mark Stibbe outlines an evangelical charismatic approach to mission. It is described with reference to the apostle Paul's description of his ministry amongst the Thessalonians 'not only with words but also with power'. This partnership of word and power, logos and dunamis, is seen as a key feature of the ministries of both Jesus and Paul. Evangelism that brings together proclamation of the Gospel and a demonstration of God's power is appropriate to the culture of our post-modern times.


Philip Giddings Licensed Lay Minister, Greyfriars Church, Reading and a member of the General Synod.
Our Mission in Britain - Summing Up

Philip Giddings summarises what he sees as the key features of each ICE contribution, noting the questions asked in response. The striking feature of the day was the shared understanding of what it means to be evangelical, and the unity found in being centred on mission. Dr Philip Giddings is a

Colin Patterson Adult Education Adviser in the Diocese of Durham.
Dealing with conflict in the New Testament

Colin Patterson writes from his experience in sector ministry in the Diocese of Durham. He notices that the presence of conflict seems to be a given in the Church. He suggests that conflict can be managed rather than avoided, and describes various approaches narrated in the New Testament. This is the first of a pair of articles to be published in Anvil relating to conflict in the Church of England.