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Doesn’t God want you to change for the better?

Personal development, a vital concern, incurs too much Christian suspicion, to the detriment of mission, says Mark Vernon

A Broadway guide to the narrow way

Christians could learn much from a revolutionary musical sensation, argues Rachel Mann

Weighing in

RECEIVING the baton cleanly is something that women do better than men, judging by the relay finals in Rio. There was a resound­ing clunk from the direction of Theresa May’s office last week, however, which signalled the downplaying of a Cameron-backed campaign against junk food. The timing could no...

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe considers Prayers Written at Vailima and Wormingford

Destroying people is still worse

Cultural vandalism should not take priority over human rights, says Paul Vallely

Agree early with your architect

Your architect is paid by you to do what you want. He or she is not some minor deity who must be obeyed at all costs. I knew a church­warden who asked for a new external oak door to be finished with oil of some sort, but the architect insisted that it had to be varnished. Eight years after it was do...

Letters to the Editor

Carlisle diocese’s ‘mission communities’ and the fall in stipendiary clergy; The Bishop Bell affair; and the plea to unfrock; Gorham case: the part a secular court played; Clerical attire that ministers to self-projection; The forgotten elderly

Ungentlemanly talk

August 25th, 1916.

Embodying love and hope

Health-care chaplains are called to represent values from a place of vulnerability and equality, argues Jeremy Pemberton

The Church needs unfrocking

It is time to restore a stronger penalty for criminal clerics, argues Neil Patterson

Team Global

HERE are some names from Rio: Anita Wlodarczyk, Wayde van Niekerk, Katie Ledecky, Almaz Ayana, Katinka Hosszu. Clearly, they are not household names in the UK. Indeed, it could be argued that Valegro, Charlotte Dujardin’s horse in the dressage, is better known

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Letters to the Editor

Carlisle diocese’s ‘mission communities’ and the fall...

14th Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new...

Bid to install padded chairs squashed by Court

Bid to install padded chairs squashed by Court

A MEDIEVAL listed church in Warwickshire has been told...

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Where the track leads from Rio

Where the track leads from Rio

As the Olympic participants head home from Rio, Nick Watson explores the growing relationship between sport and the Churches  Subscribe to read more

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