Church numbers are only one indicator of health, and not always
a reliable one. If Christians are faithful to Christ, all else will
IT APPEARS that Tony Blair's tendency to exclude history from
his decisions has been adopted by David Cameron
THE content of Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment,
Laudio Si, released yesterday, was not really the point
THERE are many things that are admirable about the UK justice
system. Not the least of these is the monitoring regime organised
by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons. Immigration Removal
Centres, like ordinary prisons, are inspected on average every
three to four years, usually...
The passage of time means that it is possible to talk of God as
mother without the self-consciousness that plagued earlier
attempts; and there is a better understanding of why many people,
men as well as women, find the association of God with fathers
The continued withholding of the Church's blessing from certain
couples will increasingly undermine the Church, if not marriage
PENTECOST is traditionally regarded as the Church's birthday.
Perhaps this year our gift to the Holy Spirit might be an end to
the distinction made between the church as a building and as a
people. The lament is heard too often that this or that church is a
burden to its congregation,...
A party in its second term of office tends to become more tribal
and self-interested. Mr Cameron will need to work hard to gain the
Whether the shared conversations lead to unity remains to be
seen, but the relationships they engender must be welcomed by all,
Should coalition politics be welcomed?
THERE are two responses to pain. One is to ignore it in the hope
that it will go away, taking measures only when it becomes serious