Introduction

This section of the website deals with controversial and denominational matters in the church. Having become deeply concerned about the development of doctrinal and moral compromise in the Church of England, Tony founded Action for Biblical Witness to our Nation (ABWON) in 1984. Initially ABWON witnessed to the truth of the Virgin Birth and Bodily Resurrection of Christ when David Jenkins became Bishop of Durham and denied the former and cast doubts on the latter.  It also took up the issues of Church toleration of sexual immorality; and interfaith worship which undermined the uniqueness of the person of Christ.  Tony’s second book “Our God Reigns” dealt with these and other issues. 

Tony was an elected member of the Church of England General Synod from 1985 until 1999. In 1987 his private member’s motion led to General Synod reaffirming (by a 98% majority) traditional and biblical views on sexuality. He wrote articles, and for many years wrote a regular opinion column in the “New Christian Herald”.  He was re-elected (with greater support) to the Synod in 1990 and even greater support in 1995.  He was often approached by the U.K. media (press, radio and T.V.) to comment on matters of Christian concern.

He also campaigned on the issue of interfaith worship which undermined the uniqueness of the person of Christ (see the Interfaith Section of this website).

In 1997 Tony circulated all 10,000 English clergy with a Study Guide for Leaders and a popular Study Course for churchmembers on the subject of homosexuality. He suggested wording for motions on the issue which parishes could pass and send to their archbishop, bishops and General Synod representatives.

Then In 1998 Tony wrote a book “Prophesy!” about this experience and the lessons he had learnt from his 14 years of outspoken “prophetic” ministry within the Church of England.

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Church Issues Resources

30 Articles, Books & Courses Available in this Category

Articles are arranged according to subject and to whether they are:
1. Short popular articles for the general reader
2. Longer popular articles for the general reader
3. More academic articles where relevant


Teaching about Baptism

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Teaching about the Church of England

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Teaching about Evangelicalism

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Teaching about Liberalism

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(See the books in this and the Interfaith Section for more about Liberalism)

BOOKS

Christians at the Crossroads by Patricia Higton

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Our God Reigns by Tony Higton

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Prophesy! By Tony Higton

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