Ronald Blythe recalls a religious experience involving coffee
Angela Tilby expresses misgivings about the Social Trinity
Maggie Durran examines the various rules about showing films in public
Paul Vallely laments the lack of political will to reform offshore tax havens
New evidence may revolutionise understanding of Jewish history, says David Keys
WE ARE just at the end of the period of prayer for the renewal of the Church urged by our two Archbishops. When I first heard about the initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”, in a letter to all clergy, I was mildly sceptical, although inclined to be obedient.
How many of us could live up to high ideals, Ronald Blythe wonders
Paul Vallely looks behind what he sees as the Government’s sniping
A young man reminds Ronald Blythe of Dickens’s Marley
Society should involve respectability for all classes, argues Paul Vallely
Angela Tilby explores the age-old hatred of the "other" which leads to anti-Semitism
I WAS getting ready for morning prayer on Thursday of last week, when I heard that Victoria Wood had died. Instinctively, I lit a candle for her at the shrine of St Frideswide in Christ Church Cathedral
The demise of BHS reveals a wider problem in big business, says Paul Vallely
Ronald Blythe reflects on St Paul’s words on loving and giving
Listening to the sounds of nature, Ronald Blythe is never lonely
DEADLY sins go in and out of fashion, as recent news events demonstrate. Gluttony is serious — see the obesity epidemic. Lust is apparently no longer much of a problem — the Culture Secretary’s liaison with a dominatrix produced sniggers rather than censure
C4’s What British Muslims Really Think was alarmist nonsense, says Paul Vallely
We are about to get started on a building project. Should we appoint one of our number — such as a churchwarden — as project manager?
Like St Francis, Ronald Blythe finds delight in Nature’s gifts
I DID NOT know whether I would be able to cope with the family drama The A Word (BBC1, Tuesdays). The “A” is for autism — and my fear was that we would be subjected to a weird mixture of special effects and sentimental overacting. But I was wrong
Pope Francis has become the first true Vatican II pontiff, says Paul Vallely
The playwright’s spirituality is complex and difficult to discern, says Paul Vallely
After your description of the steps necessary in working with the church’s architect (26 February), we realised that we would like to know how the stages of our building project would unfold.
BUILDING projects on churches usually begin with the realisation, based on the quinquennial inspection repor...
Ronald Blythe recalls seeing plough horses drink from his pond
"If there is no maleness or femaleness to measure ourselves against, even the mildest form of gender-bending becomes meaningless"
Ronald Blythe finds delight in the writings of Julian of Norwich
The West must keep up the pressure over blasphemy laws, says Paul Vallely
EASTER poses a question about whether there can be a winner without a loser; a victory without a vanquished foe. Of course, in the traditional language, it is the “dark forces” of sin and death that are defeated
What community activities can we, or can’t we, use our church for? Is a yoga class allowed?
Are we enjoying God’s world as we should, asks Ronald Blythe
The IDS of March reveals a residual need for fair play, says Paul Vallely
RABBI Lionel Blue has often said that he absorbs his faith through food. I think I do, too. Perhaps we should not be thinking too much about eating as Holy Week begins, but the liturgical rhythms of the week require some creative thinking in the kitchen department
Archbishop Welby’s views have been misrepresented, says Paul Vallely
Will the old farmhouse survive the wild wind, wonders Ronald Blythe