Welcome to the Christian Teaching Resource. Tony and Patricia Higton aim to provide a wide selection of practical, user-friendly resources for clergy, ministers and lay folk which may be downloaded and used free of charge (see conditions for reproduction*). Most of them are at popular level but some are a little more academic. They are developed from over 40 years experience of ordained ministry in the Church of England, and of ministering to hundreds of churches of various denominations.

Christian Teaching Readership

The material on this website is divided not only into subjects but also into the following categories:

Short popular articles: for the general reader. These are also suitable for reproducing* in church and other magazines.

Longer popular articles: for the general reader. Some of these may also be suitable for reproducing* in church and other magazines.

Books for the general reader: two of them are workbooks which can be copied* and used in discussion groups.

More academic articles: these are also suitable for reproducing* in more educational magazines

Conditions for Reproduction

Material on this website may be reproduced and distributed without written permission subject to the following conditions:

a. That the author, the Rev Tony Higton, is credited as follows: “This material has been taken from the Rev Tony Higton’s www.christianteaching.org.uk website. Further information available from info@christianteaching.org.uk”;

b. That a copy of this Policy Statement is included in a prominent position;

c. Minor amendments in the text for local use only may be made if accompanied by the following statement: “This version of material from the Rev Tony Higton’s www.christianteaching.org.uk website has been edited by [name of editor]. Further information available from info@christianteaching.org.uk

d. That the material is not used for financial gain or commercial purposes.

e. That those wishing to reproduce copyright material we have quoted by permission gain their own permission from the copyright holder.

The use of extracts under existing fair usage rights is not affected by these conditions.

Please contact the Rev Tony Higton (info@christianteaching.org.uk) if you would like permission to use this work for purposes outside of the scope of these conditions.

Site Contents: What's Available

They site includes various books written by Tony and Patricia:

The Called to Serve (discipleship) Course which has sold some 100,000 copies.

Tony’s first book “That the World may Believe” an account of how God led to be “radically biblical in the power of the Spirit” and greatly blessed them in their Essex parish.

Books on Church Development (practical resources to promote spiritual and numerical growth).

Tony’s book “Prophesy!” on his experiences in prophetic witness over 14 years nationally in the Church of England, including the General Synod, and offering advice to people wishing to carry out such ministry. He campaigned to uphold traditional belief in the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of Christ, traditional sexual morality and the uniqueness of Christ as the only Saviour against interfaith compromise

Patricia’s book “Life after life” about the End Times.

Material to help with Evangelism and Pastoral Needs including suffering, facing death and bereavement

Books Explore the many books available, | visit 'books' page

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TONY’S WRITINGS ON ESCHATOLOGY (THE END TIMES) VIA:

His blog:

·         SUMMARY VERSION at http://www.christianteaching.org.uk/blog/?p=518
FULL VERSION at http://www.christianteaching.org.uk/blog/?p=422. Both have hyperlink indexes.

Twitter (@TonyHigton)
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Email tony@higton.info.

NEW TO THE WEBSITE

(These papers are also on the Blog if you wish to comment on them http://www.christianteaching.org.uk/blog/)

 

TEACHING ABOUT ESCHATOLOGY (THE END TIMES)

Short popular articles for the general reader.
Dual fulfilment of prophecy
Eschatology: the now and the not-yet
Should we be thinking frequently about the Return of Christ?


More academic article
Jesus’ teaching on the signs of his coming
Jesus teaching about the future - some scholarly opinions

Longer popular course for the general reader
Can We Ignore What the New Testament Says About Signs of Jesus' Return?
Which aspects of the teaching of Jesus refer to the Second Coming?

Short popular articles for the general reader
Signs of the End (Outline)

The 2013 meteor/asteroid coincidence - what does it mean?


RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE


APOLOGETICS (DEFENCE OF THE FAITH)

Why have atheists started their own church?

A response to Stephen Hawking's atheism

Has science squeezed God out?

Hawking finally disproves God - or does he?

Discrimination Against British Christians

Discrimination Against British Christians - Update 1


Is Britain anti-Christian?



BIBLICAL

How God Operates in the World

How does the Genesis account of the Fall of man relate to Evolution?

The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture

The Nature of God in the Old Testament

An Outline of the Old Testament

What about gay marriage?

Should we have women bishops?

 

CHURCH ISSUES

Is the Church of England in terminal decline?

 

DEVOTIONAL

Why read the Bible?

Miserable sinners? (Fear of God)

God Won't Forgive Us If We Don't Forgive Everyone

Listen to both sides

Innocent Until Proved Guilty

What Does it Mean to Know Christ?

Love in complicated - but good for you!

What is the best form of worship?

 

INTERFAITH

My attitude towards Islam and Muslims

Respecting Muslims


Christian unity and other faiths



Tony & Patricia Higton

Tony Higton: Tony has been an Anglican Clergyman in Newark, Cheltenham, Essex, Jerusalem and near King’s Lynn.  God has blessed the ministry with remarkable growth in numbers and depth. The church development strategies and resources on this site issued from this experience and have been shared by Tony and Patricia at conferences around the world.

For 14 years Tony took a stand for biblical doctrine and morality in the General Synod and frequently witnessed on TV, radio and in the press.  He has also written several books, as has his wife Patricia.

Later he became General Director of the Church’s Ministry amongst Jewish People (CMJ), and also Rector of Christ Church, Jerusalem. In addition to evangelism, he emphasised reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. His Paradox email newsletter (tony@higton.info) informs Christians to pray, taking the need, pain and fears of both sides seriously.

Patricia Higton: Patricia is a theological graduate and author and was an RE teacher. She has fulfilled many parochial roles including parish prayer co-ordinator and evangelism co-ordinator. She became mission co-ordinator developing what became Time Ministries International – a church development ministry.  She ministered directly to 1000 churches and produced resources for hundreds more, organising and co-leading with Tony conferences for clergy and lay leaders on church development, in 14 countries in addition to the UK.

She became a Reader in the Church of England and has ministered in three parishes, leading a congregation in two of them. In Jerusalem she was Prayer Coordinator for the Church’s Ministry among Jewish people, edited their publications and she managed Christ Church Centre.

Tony and Patricia have now retired from stipendiary ministry but assist in rural parishes in the Diocese of Ely and created this website, employing the Church Website Design Project as webmaster.


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There are a large number of Bible quotations on this site. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc.™ . Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. [It is permitted to quote up to 500 NIV verses without written permission, providing they don’t form more than 25% of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. An appropriate copyright acknowledgment is required].

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Copyright Policy

We have made great efforts to obtain copyright permission where relevant but it is possible that, despite our best efforts, we have unwittingly infringed someone’s copyright. In the event that such infringement occurs involving material on our website, we will remove the materials from the website following notification, and restore the materials to the website only after receiving written permission to do so from anyone with a valid claim as the owner of copyright in the texts.