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First a nativity, now the full immersion

First a nativity, now the full immersion

Olly Grant quizzes Tony Jordan about his new biblical epic The Ark - and what he thinks about Russell Crowe

The advocacy and the ecstasy

The advocacy and the ecstasy

St Teresa, born in Avila 500 years ago this weekend, is often depicted in a religious fervour. But there was much more to her than that, writes Laurie Vere

Disciples spread the net wider

Disciples spread the net wider

In Norfolk, parish churches are turning into WiFi hubs for both their congregations and communities. Tim Wyatt reports

Sing a song of anger

Sing a song of anger

The Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn recalls a life-changing trip to Mexico which provoked him to write probably his best-known, and fiercest, song: 'If I had a rocket launcher'

If your face doesn’t fit . . .

If your face doesn’t fit . . .

Joanna Jepson was unhappy with her face, her Church, and God; so she decided to make some changes. She talks to Madeleine Davies

Ordinands in ordinary places

Ordinands in ordinary places

As mixed-mode or context-based training courses for ordination continue to increase, Huw Spanner asks whether context over residential training better equips for ministry

Time to ask ‘Are you called?’

Time to ask ‘Are you called?’

Moves are in hand to make the Church more proactive about vocations. Pat Ashworth reports

The message is ‘Less is more,’ more or less

The message is ‘Less is more,’ more or less

James Wallman's new book argues that having more does not make us happy. Cole Moreton tackles his assumptions

From sisterhood to motherhood

From sisterhood to motherhood

Eleanor Stewart exchanged her convent vows for a secular life in the Swinging Sixties, followed by marriage and family. She talks candidly to Jemima Thackray

Poet who crossed frontiers

Poet who crossed frontiers

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

Green shoots, not yet a lawn

Green shoots, not yet a lawn

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 change today?

Passionate poetry in motion

Passionate poetry in motion

The cathedral tour of a contemporary-dance performance based on the Stations of the Cross opens tomorrow. Pat Ashworth  talks to the main players

British, female, Muslim, and typecast

British, female, Muslim, and typecast

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 Meyrick

A life of divine discontent

A life of divine discontent

Thomas Merton was born 100 years ago this year. John Moses, Merton's biographer, profiles the enigmatic and contradictory spiritual writer

History goes on the march

History goes on the march

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 history

Education: Reaching for better standards

Education: Reaching for better standards

Nigel Genders outlines an ambitious plan to influence teacher-training for Church of England schools

Education: New teacher-training plans are a relief

Sir Andrew Carter and his team have kept to their brief, says John Howson

Education: Early lessons in thrift at C of E school

Education: Early lessons in thrift at  C of E school

Margaret Holness visits a primary-school savings scheme in south London 

Education: When teaching was a religious vocation

Education: When teaching was a religious vocation

Margaret Holness looks at the history of Chester University

Education: Coping with the Gove legacy

Education: Coping with the Gove legacy

John Howson thinks that the Church has to adapt to a new school landscape

Education: Trust land under threat

Howard Dellar plots the changing agenda for academies

Education: An end to a body with two heads?

Priscilla Chadwick explains changes at the top of church education

Education: Adolescents? Don’t panic

Education: Adolescents? Don’t panic

How do teachers cope with a class full of them? It's not that bad, says Dennis Richards

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Lessons from history can teach us how to live

The long shadow of the past can not only illuminate the present but also point to a more hopeful future, writes David Monteith  Subscribe to read more

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