To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of T. S.
Eliot, Martyn Halsall examines the
writer's work in order to map his spiritual journey
In the run-up to the UN summit, Huw
Spanner charts the rise of the green Christian
movement and asks: where is the Church's prophetic voice on climate
'Contemplatives are no longer sealed up permanently, as far as I
Out of the question: Should we stop calling
Lent a fast, now that true fasting is rare?
Diary: The Revd Dr Bill Beaver has kindly drawn
my attention to the Maas Gallery's discovery of another
handleless-door painting by a contemporary of Holman Hunt, Charles
Collins (1828-73), from a private collection in Florida.
THE kitchen table is covered in packets of vegetable seed -
mostly bought, a few home-collected, and a couple of mysterious
gifts from other gardeners. I am planning what to grow in my small
vegetable plot this year. As with most shopping, I have learnt that
the annual seed...
The cathedral tour of a contemporary-dance performance based on
the Stations of the Cross opens tomorrow. Pat
Ashworth talks to the main players
"If you've been a senior civil servant you will have learnt to
pick up things quickly"
". . . and what are you giving up for Lent?" asked Hugh
You answer a question about shepherds
Canon David Winter remembers "the redoubtable
Exeter under the spotlight
This week's puzzle and last week's solution
Professor Mona Siddiqui is a go-to woman when reporters want a
sound-bite on the latest Islamic story. But there is more going on
beneath the surface, she tells Sarah
Thomas Merton was born 100 years ago this
year. John Moses, Merton's biographer,
profiles the enigmatic and contradictory spiritual writer
'My experiences of God have always been unconventional'
Have a go at this week's caption competition, and win chocolate
from Divinechocolate.com. Also: a selection of the best entries
from the last one
Out of the question: Why are so many almshouses
dedicated to St John the Baptist?
Diary: THE strapline I always trot out is:
"Every community deserves a decent church and a decent pub; we can
do the church bit; so we need to support the pub."
Cookery: IF YOU enjoy a cookery book that
appeals to both memory and the imagination, Ambrose
Heath's The Country Life Cookery Book, first
published in 1937 and now reprinted, is a treat
The film Selma goes on general release today,
marking the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights marches led by
Martin Luther King. Stephen
Brown examines the film's relation to the events of
Nigel Genders outlines an ambitious plan
to influence teacher-training for Church of England schools
Sir Andrew Carter and his team have kept to their brief,
says John Howson
Margaret Holness visits a primary-school
savings scheme in south London
Margaret Holness looks at the history of