Renewal and Reform: issues of vocations, training, and lay leadership; The C of E and the new GAFCON statement; House-for-duty terms; Ken Loach film highlights suffering in the UK; Anglican-Quaker relations: a lesson learnt, and one still to be learnt; The Battle of Hastings and the raising of the Holy House at Walsingham
The size of parliamentary constituencies; Confirmation requirement in the Church in Wales; Complementarians and C of E church-planting; Abuse allegations against British forces in Iraq; Anglican woman bishop and her RC counterpart; English cathedrals and the Green-report training; Democracy in Israel and under Palestinian rule; ‘Citizens of nowhere’; Assistance for debtors; Overcoming fears about mental-health issues; Faith and fashion
What is the message of the would-be reformers?; Baffled by a mission that disregards boundaries; Let the era of autocratic Visitations be past; Social theologies of Conservative and Labour; Kenyan Paralympian and positive change; Mother Julian, her anonymity and her message; Walsingham ways; Israeli democracy and Anglican opinion; Science, faith, and an upside-down sundial
The ‘vocations mountain’ and drastic proposals for church reorganisation; Not the whole truth; Sexuality, a clergy vow, and interpreting data; Wise and wonderful?
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
Bishop David Jenkins — and ‘living with questions’ in today’s Church; Sexuality, shadow synod, and Scarborough; Rise in legacy giving is not such good news; Important exception; Challenge to England’s clerical shirtmakers?
Same-sex relations, the Bishop of Grantham, and the ‘shadow synod’; Historical context of the Gorham judgment
Human dignity and the loss of communal memory; British policy concerning the Saudis and Yemen; Chairs recommendation is now a shibboleth; Full electoral powers should be restored to MPs; Reservations about the ‘squeeze’ at the Peace; Menswear department; What it stands for
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
Looking for young people? Check the choir stalls; How to nurture prophetic gifts in today’s society; Cyrpus ordinations; Chichester needs to explain itself, publicly; Growth: clergy or mission communities?; The squeeze of the Lord be always with you; Grumpy about ‘frumpy’
Hospitality matters more than security measures; Church and people in England: Henson’s theory; Fraudulent appeal from ‘Ugandan student nurse’; Visibility is needed, as well as presence, today; Justice Goddard and abuse investigations; News from St Albion?; Photographic mix-up