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The language of God — now more than ever

The language of God — now more than ever

Sacred music provides a way in to religious experience, even for those who do not recognise the divine, argues Jonathan Arnold

Riding westward

Leader: The noisy joy of Easter Day has the power to bring disparate people together. Again, for some, immediate circumstances prevent participation, or even attendance; but the infectious, healing qualities of joy can overcome much. 

Ordination vows under appraisal

Angela Tilby: ALL round the dioceses on Maundy Thursday, members of the clergy renew their ordination vows. For many, the Chrism Mass is a highlight of the year, a chance to reconnect with vocation, on the brink of the great three days that are the climax of Holy Week.

Shunning foreign students

Other countries will reap the rewards of an arbitrary policy, says Paul Vallely

Finding funding, filling forms

Maggie Durran:  Our church plans to enlarge and improve its old Church Room for both existing and potential use by new groups. Have you written any books on the subject of fund-raising and about church-related building projects? We are a small group with ex-teachers and some IT support.

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Thomas Hardy's tree reminds Ronald Blythe of a childhood mystery

Same-sex marriage, Africa, and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments

From the Revd Brian Cranwell; From the Revd Andrew Cain; From Heather Ford; From Penny Gardiner

Distinctive ministry of religious communities

From the Revd Sister Teresa Joan White CSA

Pickles on secularists

From Mr Keith Porteous Wood

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Putting Passion into performance

Putting Passion into performance

Pat Ashworth talks to the originators of two home-grown Passion stagings, one musical and the other theatrical  Subscribe to read more

Wed 16 Apr 14 @ 23:51
RT @suttonnickThursday's Daily Telegraph front page - "Cameron puts God back into politics" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers http://t.co/iSMQdxCzg4

Wed 16 Apr 14 @ 17:23
BBC story on @David_Cameron's comment piece in tomorrow's @churchtimes http://t.co/wLfu23dSPZ