New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
Comment >

Leader comment

Leader: The professionals

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 people's trust.

Leader: Sharing and caring

Whether the shared conversations lead to unity remains to be seen, but the relationships they engender must be welcomed by all, even Evangelicals.

Leader: Losses and gains

Should coalition politics be welcomed?

A pain pathway

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 and persistent

Lost in translation

A new report suggests that we don't know what causes church growth

Leader: ‘Less Christian’

According to a ComRes poll commissioned by Christian Concern, 75 per cent of the Christians polled believe that Britain has become "less Christian" in the past five years

Spiritual hunger

Leader: "THEN said they to him, Lord, evermore give us this bread." "The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not." Throughout this Lent, Church Times contributors have been contemplating food, the customary focus of Lenten sacrifice

On leaving office

Leader: THE Prime Minister's chance disclosure that he is not contemplating a third term in office has rattled his party, unused to seeing its internal speculation about succession made suddenly public

Methodists and unity

Leader: The latest Anglican-Methodist report on unity is intelligent and well informed, outlining the progress towards unity that has been made by the two denominations, mapping the ground still to be covered

In praise of parents

Leader:  A Parenting Sunday, were it not such a dreadful phrase, could do much to highlight the complementary - indeed, largely identical - tasks and responsibilities taken on by mothers and fathers

Uncaring welcome

Leader: THE economy, housing, education, unemployment, health, the environment, foreign policy, constitutional change - there are any number of issues on which the forthcoming General Election might turn. Why, then, does immigration continually top polls of voters' concerns? 

Most popular


Archdeacon retires THE Ven. John Hawley, Archdeacon...

Oxford cathedra still empty as CNC fails to agree

Oxford cathedra still empty as CNC fails to agree

OXFORD will have to wait at least another year for...

Readings: 7th Sunday of Easter

Readings: 7th Sunday of Easter

Acts 1.15-17, 21-end; Psalm 1; 1 John 5.9-13; John...

Resignations and Retirements

BALLANTINE. The Revd Peter Ballantine, Team Vicar...

C of E’s investigation clears Bishop Perham

C of E’s investigation clears Bishop Perham

AFTER an independent risk assessment, the Rt Revd...

Job of the week


London and Home Counties

REPORTER Salary range: £21,000 to £27,000, depending on experience Closing date for applications: 1 June Interviews: Friday 12 June A full-time reporter is sought to work in the Church Times's ...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Grey beard — but no loon

Grey beard — but no loon

A study day on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner taught Malcolm Doney the link between poetry and theology  Read More

Question of the week
Does your church engage in this level of social action?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

How about trying the politics of love?

Relationships, not strong leadership, should be at the heart of political life, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Read More

Fri 22 May 15 @ 19:00
MEPs call for an end to Rohingya persecution

Fri 22 May 15 @ 18:23
‘Without growth, you might walk alone’