Our readers discuss: "How can God be Jesus's Father and Jesus be
God's Son if God and Jesus are the same person?"
Out of the question: At an Ascension Day
service there was no confession and no absolution. When I
questioned the priest, saying that I did not think the service was
valid, he simply said "Oh." I then said: "Does that not concern
you?" and he replied "No." Am I correct in my assumption?
Out of the question: A friend is a
communicant member of the C of E on weekdays but a Nonconformist on
Sundays. Is this unusual? Would anyone comment?
Out of the question: A friend is a communicant
member of the C of E on weekdays but a Nonconformist on Sundays. Is
this unusual? Would anyone comment?
Out of the question: New Testament writers
quote the scriptures with commendable accuracy. Given that they had
no text in front of them, and heard the scriptures read only on the
sabbath, how did they manage it?
Out of the question: How can I (a clergy widow,
and therefore in an awkward position to comment) encourage our
Rector to conduct the only service on a Sunday which is a eucharist
Out of the question: Would it be appropriate to
suggest to the Bishop the name of a retired priest who has had, and
still maintains, an outstanding ministry for possible appointment
as a prebendary or honorary canon, or would the fact that he is
retired and over 70 make him ineligible? If the latter, could his
outstanding ministry be recognised in any other way?
Out of the question: What should we do with
unwanted books - theological and other topics - when downsizing for
Out of the question: Why was the Parish
Communion Movement so successful, changing the liturgical practice
of the Church of England so quickly?
Out of the question: When the deanery
synod meets in May, should the newly elected be invited or the
representatives for the past triennium?
Out of the question: A Reader in our
parish for two years is to be "fast-tracked" to ordination and be
the curate this year, not having been to a Bishops' Advisory Panel.
The churchwardens have not been consulted about character or
suitability. Can this legally be done? Can any appeal be made, and
to whom, as our Bishops are not listening?