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Improving the future by disturbing the present

Improving the future by disturbing the present

Interim minsters do much more than hold the fort: they can implement lasting change, say Helen Gheorghiu Gould and Peter Hill

A lighter touch in policing memorials

A lighter touch in policing memorials

Churchyard regulators should not prevent grieving families’ choice of gravestone, says Ted Harrison

Trump is President: what now?

Trump is President: what now?

Christians must think urgently about how faith informs politics, says Andrew Davison

Future perfect

Future perfect

FOR present needs, a cartographer drawing up a map has to ensure that it corresponds to the contours of the landscape. This applies as much to figurative road maps as to geographical ones. For the future, conveniently, map-makers can produce whatever they like

Not chosen by God or the devil

IN THE ancient world, power transitions were often marked by rites of divination. The gods made their will known through natural phenomena, celestial signs like comets or storms, and trained experts made deductions based on the flight of birds or the internal organs of those sacrificed

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

A funeral leads Ronald Blythe to reflect on our mortality

Whispers in the presidential chariot

It is possible Trump’s team will lend moderation, says Paul Vallely

Letters to the Editor

Misunderstandings in Peterborough charge; Faith representatives at the Trump inauguration; Muslim reading at Glasgow Epiphany eucharist; Security resources

Beware of the siege mentality

Beware of the siege mentality

Churches are investing in the wrong kinds of security measures, says Nick Tolson

That the 46,000 may be one

That the 46,000 may be one

EACH year, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, publishes a one-page summary of the state of world Christianity

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Appointments

de BERRY. The Revd Barnabas de Berry, Vicar of St Mary...

Poll uncovers obstacles for conservative Evangelical women

Poll uncovers obstacles for conservative Evangelical women

ALMOST no conservative Evangelical women are training,...

Pray for Trump, but protest, too, says Curry

Pray for Trump, but protest, too, says Curry

THOSE who follow Jesus must pray for Donald Trump as...

Resignations and retirements

Bishops retire   THE Rt Revd Geoffrey Pear­son,...

3rd Sunday of Epiphany

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles...

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Archbishop who was driven out of office

Holding fast in troubled waters

William Sancroft, born 400 years ago this month, was Archbishop of Canterbury in turbulent times; his period in office included incarceration in the Tower of London. John Tiller tells his story  Subscribe to read more

Sun 22 Jan 17 @ 18:15
New theological college in Yorkshire, St Hild, goes for the ‘St Mellitus effect’ https://t.co/FX7KFgZgnG

Sun 22 Jan 17 @ 16:12
'Refugees are freezing to death while European leaders turn a blind eye to suffering of people on their doorsteps' https://t.co/jm2WWgoLzB