Glapthorn church is part of a worldwide Anglican communion, numbering about 75 million, which is vigorously alive in matters of faith and action. These are links to some Anglican (and other) websites, which themselves link to other websites and some lively and varied blogs, informing and contributing to debate. Just click on the name of the website.
A useful starting point is Anglicans Online. Its Online Resources page is a vast mine of links to information and comment from all over the world. Its editors say in relation to its pages on faith: "We hope you'll find the material here interesting, entertaining — even challenging. After all, we hold that Jesus Christ came to take away your sins, not your mind."
Other websites are listed in alphabetical order. The inclusion of any particular website is not an indication of agreement or endorsement.
"Working to make the Catholic element within Anglicanism a positive force for the Gospel and a model for effective mission today."
"Anglican Mainstream began in 2004 as part of a united international response of Anglicans from different backgrounds (Reformed, Charismatic and Catholic) to re-state and support traditional understandings of marriage, the family and human sexuality in the face of erosion of these values in church and society."
Eccentric, conservative, provocative, blog which "takes as its inspiration the words of Sir Humphrey Appleby: 'It's interesting that nowadays politicians want to talk about moral issues and bishops want to talk politics.' It is the fusion of the two in public life, and the necessity for a wider understanding of their complex symbiosis, which leads His Grace to write on these very sensitive issues."
Books, DVDs, CDs, downloads, and websites for the whole range of individual and collective Christian learning and development.
"We are beginning with a focus on resources for small groups for Adults, Youth and Children – for those who are Enquiring about Christianity, Beginning the Christian journey, or Growing along the way. But we have great plans for the site, which include resources for individuals, and additional themed resources such as those for marriage, parenting and seniors."
"Ekklesia is an independent, not-for-profit thinktank which examines the role of beliefs, values and faith in public life. It advocates transformative ideas and solutions rooted in a strong commitment to social justice, Christian nonconformism, nonviolence, and creative conversations among those of different convictions (religious and otherwise)." Not specifically Anglican.
Humorous, direct, learning-worn-lightly website of Ben Myers - an Australian theologian and member of the Uniting Church of Australia (formed by the amalgamation of the Australian Methodist, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian Churches). Many links to articles and sermons which are often as amusing as they are accessible, honest, erudite, and insightful. Very highly recommended.
Upholding the "catholic order and the catholic doctrine of the sacraments, and in particular the threefold ministry in historic succession, which the Church of England shares with the Church throughout the world and across the ages" and "unable in conscience to accept the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate."
"Fulcrum aims to represent the centre ground of evangelical Anglicanism in the church and in wider society ..." and "provides resources, online articles and book reviews for church leaders and members of local churches."
Authoritative and wide ranging. A website of tremendous interest and value. Very highly recommended. "An online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion. Patheos brings together faith communities, academics, and the broader public into a single environment, and is the place where many people turn on a regular basis for insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion. Patheos is unlike any other religious and spiritual site on the Web today."
"A network of individuals and churches within the Church of England. We are committed to reforming the Church of England from within according to the Holy Scriptures." Opposed to women priests and bishops.
A bit daunting at first sight but fascinating and rewarding, even just by dipping in: "By reading seven pages a day for seven years, you can study a vast library of theology, history, liturgy, apologetics, biblical commentary, and devotion written in the first seven centuries of the Christian church. We provide a schedule of readings, the texts in English translation, and—most important—a community to discuss what you're learning. Laypeople, clergy, seminarians, students, and Christians of all denominations will benefit from joining our community to read the church fathers."
"Theos is a think tank which believes you can’t understand the modern world without understanding religion. We seek to inform the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging ill-informed thinking through our research, events and media comment." Not specifically Anglican.
For information and discussion - "conducted in a spirit of Christian charity" - about matters of faith, especially in the Church of England.
"WATCH believes that the full equality of women and men is part of God’s will for the Church and for the world, and reflects the inclusive heart of the Christian scripture and tradition." In favour of women priests and bishops.