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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

Headship: how do we see it today?

Angela Tilby: It may be a logical deduction from scripture to believe in male headship, but it surely makes sense only if it is total. To limit women's subordination to the part they play in church and family must be dubious on scriptural grounds.

Venturing into the dragon’s den

The experience of others is vital when starting up a new business, says Simon Parke

Members or volunteers?

Maggie Durran: We are filling in forms to apply for grants, and somehow we find ourselves arguing about whether we are members or volunteers. To some of us, at least, we are undoubtedly members; we are not volunteers to a cause. We don't think Christianity is a cause, more a way of life that means we belong.

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In a graveyard, Ronald Blythe sees old friends coming up the path

Vodkas that left Savile undetected

Angela Tilby: We now know that Savile had no moral compass, and that his eccentric benevolence masked a sense of absolute sexual entitlement. We do not see evil because we do not expect it, and in many ways that is a good thing. But it leaves us helpless when the real thing emerges.

In praise of meticulous ritual

Paul Vallely reads of how life must be viewed religiously as well as scientifically

Woeful words

Simon Parke: "IF HITLER invaded hell," Winston Churchill said, "I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons." And we are back in that territory now, as governments dance to events in the Middle East.

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A poet who sets puzzles

A poet who sets puzzles

After the publication of a new edition of Rowan Williams's poems, Cole Moreton asks the priest-poet what goes on behind the verse  Subscribe to read more

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Comedian tells Christians how it is

The Church urgently needs a grown-up debate about theology, says Eva McIntyre  Subscribe to read more

Tue 22 Jul 14 @ 9:59
RT @JustinWelbyPraying for the well-being of girls and progress at @GirlSummit #girlsummit, campaign against FGM and child/forced marriage very important

Tue 22 Jul 14 @ 9:59
RT @David_CameronI'll make reporting FGM mandatory for doctors, teachers and social workers. Let's end this abhorrent practice once and for all. #GirlSummit