Angela Tilby: Religion is back in Turkey; the
question is whether or not it can serve the common good.
It is the rich, not the poor, who are the problem,
says Alan Storkey
Simon Parke: Those who walk with clergy in
spiritual direction often agree that they, perhaps more than
others, can use their position to avoid themselves. So can religion
mask our own face, as well as God's?
Maggie Durran: Your column on how to lay out
the church when reordering raised many questions for us, but our
biggest question is about children. Should we have a children's
corner? Is there a good rationale to help us think this out?
In the early morning, Ronald Blythe makes plans
- and dreams
Tilby: The Sunday programme on
Radio 4 reported that the Queen had spent the 60th anniversary of
her coronation in quiet reflection. That rings true. The Coronation
was a sacred rite - not only a crowning, but a mystical anointing,
signifying the quasi-priestly relationship between monarch and
Maggie Durran: We are planning some
reordering in our church, but realise that we know little about how
the liturgical furniture and locations should be determined. What
is worship "in the round"? Who worships in that way, and why?
Should we plan movable seats for the congregation?
Ronald Blythe sits in a traffic jam, and
tries to remember a poem
The killers of Lee Rigby needed him to be nameless,
says Paul Vallely
Angela Tilby: Some of the biggest global brands
say that their tax arrangements are within the law. But that does
not make their behaviour right.
Ronald Blythe ponders the appeal - or lack
of it - of novelists