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Thoughts at no ordinary time

Thoughts at no ordinary time

Peter McGeary looks at making Advent better than just busy

Day One

Day One

The Dave Walker Advent Calendar is spiral-bound, and has a full-page cartoon for every day from Monday 1 December until Christmas Eve

The call: ‘Wake, O wake’

The call: ‘Wake, O wake’

A Kind of Sleepwalking: And waking up to life by Judy Hirst

Sign of confidence

Sign of confidence

The Heart in Pilgrimage: A prayerbook for Catholic Christians by Eamon Duffy 

Scottish ‘Aldeburgh’ launched

Roderic Dunnett attends James MacMillan's new festival for his home town

Photos: Too modern?

Photos: Too modern?

A work commissioned for St Chad's, Rubery, by the architects Lavender, Twentyman & Percy, in 1959, installed, but then removed at the behest of the diocese shortly before the church was consecrated, has been acquired by the Ingram Collection

There may be trouble ahead . . .

There may be trouble ahead . . .

Press: For years now, I have been tagging some Anglican news reports with "schism", but, last week, for the first time started doing so to stories about the Roman Catholic Church as well

Chill-out chant

Radio: As Richard Coles described, in Chant, the double album of Gregorian chant, Canto Gregoriano,  recorded by the monks of Silos Abbey sold more than five million copies in the 1990s

No need for ghouls

Television: HOW patronising that TV schedulers consider that it is necessary to invoke the transatlantic cult of Hallowe'en to draw viewers to programmes on quite adequately fascinating topics

Week ahead

31 October 2014: Our pick of the best television and radio for the coming week

God talk and normal talk

God talk and normal talk

The Edge of Words: God and the habits of language by Rowan Williams

Deserts, rivers, dictators’ pants

Deserts, rivers, dictators’ pants

Including The Psalms: A commentary for prayer and reflection by Henry Wansbrough

He spoke to them in parables

He spoke to them in parables

Jesus the storyteller by Stephen I. Wright

The online sceptics taken to task

The online sceptics taken to task

Jesus: Evidence and argument or mythicist myths? by Maurice Casey 

The Bible’s worship songs

The Bible’s worship songs

Stirred by a Noble Theme: The book of Psalms in the life of the Church -  Andrew G. Shead, editor

Founding precepts

Founding precepts

The Ten Commandments: A short history of an ancient text by Michael Coogan 

Judaism’s greatest prophet

Judaism’s greatest prophet

Journey Through the Old Testament: The five books of Moses: A family storybook with masterpieces of art by Suzanne E. Lier

Getting into the NT

Getting into the NT

The Question of Canon: Challenging the status quo in the New Testament debate by  Michael J. Kruger

Last Supper

Last Supper

Image from The Handy Bible Answer Book: Understanding the world's all-time bestseller by Jennifer R. Prince

Scripture goes east

Scripture goes east

The Bible and Asia: From the Pre-Christian era to the postcolonial age by R. S. Sugirtharajah 

Thu 30 Oct 14 @ 17:24
UPDATE: Lord Hope has resigned as Assistant Bishop of West Yorkshire & the Dales after Cahill Inquiry http://t.co/G27bUeFGT7

Thu 30 Oct 14 @ 15:41
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