Spam Modern Church email? How to recognise it

Several members have advised us that they have received emails claiming to be from Modern Church which appear to be spam.

We are grateful to those who have brought this to our attention, and we would like to reassure all who have received such emails that we have taken steps to improve the security of our website and email newsletter distribution list to minimise the risk to your data privacy - Read our Data Privacy notice.

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More than just a phase

A report on the development of the Modern Church South West group:

The group had its roots in the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Honest to God by John Robinson in Bristol in September 2013, when it became apparent that there could be sufficient interest for a local Modern Church group. Our first event was in October 2016 when Lorraine Cavanagh led a day considering the question ‘Do we need a New Reformation?’ Since then we have considered Populism and the Post-Truth Society, Sceptical Christianity, environmental questions, a study of Mark's Gospel and local spirituality.

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Modern Church is 120! Celebrating #ModernChurchDay

Modern Church, the main advocate for liberal theology in the British churches, is celebrating 120 years with a social media campaign recording key moments in its history.

Starting on 27th July 2018, which it is calling Modern Church Day, the society is commemorating its achievements with a social media campaign using the hashtag #ModernChurchMoments, relaunching its website modernchurch.org.uk and publishing a series of videos asking members what Modern Church means to them.

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New editor for Modern Believing journal

Modern Church is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Karen O' Donnell as the new managing editor of their academic journal Modern Believing.

Dr O’ Donnell is a Research Fellow in Digital Theology and Pedagogy at the CODEC Research Centre of Digital Theology, Durham University, with strong research interests in constructive theology, trauma, and theological anthropology. She takes over the role from Revd Dr Steven Shakespearewhose last issue will be the October 2018 journal.

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Whose kingdom are we building? Leading Christian theologian challenges Church of England ahead of #ThyKingdomCome global prayer campaign

As the Church of England this month joins other Christian communities across the country and around the world in ten days of prayer ‘for more people to come to know Jesus Christ’, an Oxford theologian has called on Christians to be still and listen to the concerns of the world.

The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, has called on the Church of England to reflect on what kind of kingdom it is building, as its focus on charismatic evangelism over the last thirty years risks achieving little and alienating many.

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