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Gafcon is a prophetic movement, putting the Bible back at the heart of the Anglican Communion, but above all it is a spiritual movement and I am delighted to introduce a weekday devotional 'Lift Up Your Hearts'. These devotionals will greatly enrich our common life and I urge you to share them widely!

We welcome Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll who will be contributing this month to “Lift Up Your Hearts” on the subject of “Marriage According to the Book of Common Prayer”. Dr. Noll is an Anglican priest in the Anglican Church in North America, where he is Consultant on Marriage, Family, and the Single Life. He has also been active in the Gafcon movement as a member of the Statement Group at GAFCON 2008, 2013 and 2018 and Convener of the Gafcon Task Force on Women in the Episcopate. In addition to his latest book, he has written, The Global Anglican Communion (2018) and he blogs at www.stephenswitness.org. He also brings a depth of international experience as he was a Vice Chancellor (President) of Uganda Christian University in Mukono Uganda from 2000-2010.

During October our devotion contributor is Revd Simon Manchester, who will be going through the book of Deuteronomy. 

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Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

1st September 2020
The classic Anglican liturgy goes back 450 years. It says that matrimony is “an honourable estate, instituted by God in the time of man’s innocency,” which takes us back to the beginning, to Genesis...
31st August 2020
Dearly beloved, we are gathered together in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation to join together this Man and this Woman in Holy Matrimony. - Book of Common Prayer 1662. These...
29th August 2020
The apostle Peter has written briefly. He has written with an unshrinking realism and yet at the same time an undiminished hope. And though not written to us, he has written for us. So, if his last...
28th August 2020
How are we to stand firm in God’s true grace? This, as I’ve said is Peter’s grand aim. He has written exclusively, as we’ll see in our final devotion with this single objective in mind. He wants each...
27th August 2020
What does Peter choose to bring to mind as he draws his first letter to a close? In yesterday’s devotion he chose surviving our suffering; in tomorrow’s devotion, unmasking our enemies; and right in...
26th August 2020
Some Christians feel the need to be sensational in what they say. Others feel the need for signs and wonders, to be spectacular in what they do. But it has long been my conviction that by unleashing...
25th August 2020
Our work is great; our time is short; the consequences of our labours are infinite. With a little re-ordering John Newton captures most of the teaching of this section as Peter draws his second part...
24th August 2020
One of the gifts of any real preacher is that they are able to say the same thing over and over again and not only hold people’s attention but drive the truth of what they are saying into the hearts...
21st August 2020
Peter’s first letter may be written from bitter experience, but it is never without the greatest assurance. Like many of us, Peter faced rejection, opposition and persecution. He suffered. However,...
20th August 2020
Peter fully anticipates that living such radically distinct lives, as he has been describing, will inevitably draw attention. He also fully anticipates that such attention will not always be friendly...
19th August 2020
Christianity is sometimes described as a crutch to get weak willed, naive, gullible people through this world with the pipe dream of heaven. All modern, mature people, so the argument goes, have no...
18th August 2020
At various times, in different cultures and for numerous reasons, God’s word has proved to be controversial. However, far from diminishing its authority, this fact, that it critiques and challenges...
17th August 2020
The power of example is so very strong. Those around us influence us far more perhaps than we care to admit or can even sometimes see for ourselves. So Peter, acknowledging this reality, holds up the...
14th August 2020
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover up for evil, but living as servants of God.”
13th August 2020
I wish I’d said this earlier in these devotionals. I have probably already done something that Peter would not be pleased with; I may have already given the impression that there is nothing about the...
12th August 2020
Martyn-Lloyd Jones once said, "I want to get back the discipline of the church - discipline for the minister as for the members - and to recapture the glorious conception of the Christian life, that...
11th August 2020
What is one of the greatest distinguishing marks of any Christian? It is a helpful question to ask in a multi-religious, relativistic age. It is also helpful to know especially in an increasingly...
10th August 2020
God’s elect, exiles in this world, are to be holy. They are to conduct themselves with fear. These sound fittingly pious and almost ‘churchy’ today, but what are we to do with them in real life? What...

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