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Quotes of the week

22 September 2023


Yet, in spite of the gainsayers, I do rather wonder whether Britain is as secular as the sociologists of religion maintain. In churches that take the trouble to present a well-conducted liturgy, to preach the difficult and challenging faith of Christ, people still respond

A. N. Wilson, The Times, 14 September


Women in the early church were elevated for their witness, not their wombs. Compared with Roman and Jewish cultures, Christianity invited unmarried women, young and old, to play a crucial role. They led house churches, funded missionary travels, and studied Greek and Hebrew. Their presence wasn’t a problem to solve but a treasure to mine for evangelistic expansion

Katelyn Beaty, Christianity Today, 15 September


Welby . . . told me how members of his family are named after the alphabet. He is – of course — “ABC” (Archbishop of Canterbury); Bramble, the family pet spaniel, is known as “ABCD” (Archbishop of Canterbury’s Dog). And one of his daughters is “ABCDE” — (Archbishop of Canterbury’s Daughter Ellie). Sadly, the Welby family does not yet extend to an “F”.

Christopher Hope, The Daily Telegraph, 16 September


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