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Future consecrations

Out of the question: It has been customary for Orthodox bishops to be invited to participate in the consecration of Church of England bishops. Will this be appropriate when female bishops come to be consecrated?

Hope of resurrection

Out of the question: "Hope of resurrection"? I thought it was a certainty? 

Out of the Question

Out of the question: "Turning water into wine" is often a pub joke. How does a Christian respond with a clear explanation? 

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Our readers answer a question about a print depicting soldiers 

God the Father, God the Son . . .

Our readers discuss: "How can God be Jesus's Father and Jesus be God's Son if God and Jesus are the same person?"

No confession and absolution?

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?

Anglican and Nonconformist?

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?

Dually Quaker and Anglican

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?

New Testament writers’ quotations

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?

Raising the conduct of services

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 with dignity? 

Out of the question

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?

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