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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? 

A letter to be read

Leader: TO GRASP the radical nature of the C of E Bishops' pre-election pastoral letter, it is necessary only to look at the equivalent letter released by the Roman Catholic hierarchy this week

Sand and souls

Leader: The witness of the Christian faith is that Jesus enters the desert, but his heart does not become a stone

A banker’s ethics

Leader:  WHEN evidence emerged of large-scale tax evasion through a Swiss subsidiary of HSBC, it was natural that fingers would point at the bank's former chairman and chief executive, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, an Anglican priest since 1988

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