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One Church’s mission, but many opportunities

One Church’s mission, but many opportunities

The Renewal and Reform programme needs a wide range of approaches to be successful, argues Andrew Lightbown

Stained by prurient motives

Stained by prurient motives

The C of E colludes with a sexualised culture in intruding on gay clergy, says Peter Selby

An unenviable task

An unenviable task

VARIOUS criticisms have been levelled at the reflection group formed after last week’s College of Bishops discussion about same-sex relations. But the inclusion of conservatives and tra­ditionalists makes sense if the group is to function as a sound­ing-board for any new attempt to reach agreement

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe considers a young map maker who recorded country houses

Check every detail twice

CHECK the minute details before proceeding. I have often quoted a carpenters’ saying: “Measure twice, cut once.”

A big no to themes for Sundays

TIME for a liturgical rant: my beef this week is with themed Sundays. There are many, and they are no doubt a godsend to those ministers who have abandoned the calendar, along with the liturgy, and need an endless supply of new “re­­sources” to keep worship going week by week

Grasping the details of asylum

The debate needs Christians to get involved in the tough questions, says Paul Vallely

Letters to the Editor

Christian social teaching on economic migration; Proposed design of new Lambeth Palace Library; The sexuality debate; and the ‘shadow synod’; Trust in politicians, and the charge of deception; Status of lawyers’ event; CPAS’s part in the genesis of Youth Praise

The gap in the smile of power

The gap in the smile of power

Trust in politicians is lower than ever, with good reason, says Barbara Ridpath

What is ‘natural’ is an area open to science  

What is ‘natural’ is an area open to science
 

Modern developments in the study of sexual orientation can’t be shut out of the moral debate, argues Chris Cook

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Stained by prurient motives

Stained by prurient motives

FOR the Archbishop of Canterbury to say, in his interview...

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Bishops’ group lacks gay voices, say activists

Bishops’ group lacks gay voices, say activists

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Suppression, secrecy, and survival: the Hidden Christians of Japan

Suppression, secrecy, and survival: the Hidden Christians of Japan

A new book explores Christianity in Japan. Its author, John Dougill, talks to Malcolm Doney  Subscribe to read more

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