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Comedian tells Christians how it is

Comedian tells Christians how it is

The Church urgently needs a grown-up debate about theology, says Eva McIntyre

Heaven is an essential part of Christian faith

Heaven is an essential part of Christian faith

It may be unfashionable, but the afterlife is vital to the affirmation of a God of love, argues Rod Garner

The morning after

Leader: The General Synod could not be proud of itself, exactly, simply for catching up with just about every other institution in the Western world. The distance that the Church still has to travel until women are unremarkable in positions of authority is great. 

Business can be a force for good

Companies are finding that social responsibility pays dividends, says Paul Vallely

Why the old Lord’s Prayer makes more sense

Angela Tilby finds the contemporary-language version of the Lord's Prayer lacking

Disabled parking and VAT

Maggie Durran: I am writing about the VAT zero-rating for disabled facilities. Our church is planning to create a small car park for seven cars beside the church, which will include one disabled bay.

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe visits the home village of one of England's greatest poets

Daughters of Levi

100 years ago: In these days of sentimental bishops and eccentric deans, we seem to be without any security against the most extreme revolutionary changes, and we could welcome the reappearance of Wesley, to discourse upon his former text, with one verbal alteration: "Ye take too much upon you, ye daughters of Levi."

Women in the episcopate: first reactions to the Synod’s final-approval vote

From the Revd Don Brewin; From Mr A. D. Hewlett; From Dr Christopher Wilkinson; From the Revd James Oakley

Assisted dying, trust in doctors, and palliative care

From Dr Sioned Evans; From the Revd Stephen Cooper; From A. Wills

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A poet who sets puzzles

A poet who sets puzzles

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