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A degree was enough

Your answers   Before the advent of theological colleges, was a degree from one of the ancient universities a sufficient qualification for ordination?   Until the mid-19th century, the Church of England depended on the ancient universities to train the clergy, in the long-held...

Kinds of evensong

Is C. H. Dodd’s approach to the parables of Christ still relevant?

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Do Muslims do Messy Mosque? 

A repeated prayer ‘in a tongue’

Your answers to a question about tongues

Gull and sacrament

If the seagull had consumed the Host, would it have received the Body of Christ? 

Special cause to sob on Trinity 7

Your answers I have recently heard that the Seventh Sunday after Trinity is sometimes referred to as Sob Sunday. Why is this?   On the last Sunday of the academic year (in 2015, 19 July, Trinity 7) at Canterbury Cathedral’s sung mass, the cathedral says goodbye to the choir boys...

Out of the question

If the seagull consumes the Host, has it have received the Body of Christ?   

Variations from the BCP order

What are the differences between “choral evensong”, “solemn evensong”, “sung evensong”, and just “evensong”?

Why is Jesus called an ‘apostle’?

Why is Jesus called an "apostle" in Hebrews 3.1?

St Peter and St Paul, 29 June

A reader asks whether it is normal for a person praying in tongues to always use the same words

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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Does the funeral profession need tighter regulation?

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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