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When the Iron Lady met a steely Church

When the Iron Lady met a steely Church

The 1980s brought a remarkable remodelling of the Conservatives and the Church of England, says Eliza Filby

Barchester chronicler

Barchester chronicler

Anthony Trollope was born 200 years ago. Richard Chartres  celebrates the novelist's work

Now Me’s message to Then Me

Now Me’s message to Then Me

The novelist Matthew Haig has revisited a period of despair. He talks to Martin Wroe

The pen and the sword

The pen and the sword

Terry Wright considers the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, murdered 70 years ago

A prize for theological writing

A prize for theological writing

Justin Welby invites your nominations for the 2016 Michael Ramsay Prize

There will be blood

There will be blood

Acts of violence, including crucifixions, are spreading through territories held by Islamic extremists. David Loyn reports

Patron saint of betrayers

Patron saint of betrayers

If Judas was doing God's work, why the opprobrium, asks Peter Stanford

Good Friday — looking east

Good Friday — looking east

Every Good Friday, Maggi Hambling reflects on the crucifixion. Malcolm Doney met the artist at her studio in a Suffolk cottage

A slice of Rumsfeld pie

A slice of Rumsfeld pie

Holy Saturday is a time to confront the limits of knowledge, writes Mark Oakley. Illustration by Joe Lillington

Prayer at the end of Titian’s brush

Prayer at the end of Titian’s brush

There are times, says Timothy Verdon, when prayer can use a bit of help from art

The forgotten truce in the East

The forgotten truce in the East

Ted Harrison investigates the Easter ceasefire on the Eastern front 100 years ago

Very early Sunday morning

Very early Sunday morning

William O'Malley SJ retells the story of the first Easter

A sense of the transcendent

A sense of the transcendent

Paul Spicer explores the faith of James MacMillan

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

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