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Playing for Peace

Playing for Peace

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land set Tony Lynn on a new and unexpected path. Sarah Meyrick reports

A mirror up to perfection

A mirror up to perfection

Simon Joseph Jones responds to a collection of previously undiscovered poems by R. S. Thomas

The word of God grew and multiplied

The word of God grew and multiplied

Huw Spanner looks at the array of versions of the Bible

Interview: Philip Christopher Baldwin, LGBT and HIV activist

Interview: Philip Christopher Baldwin, LGBT and HIV activist

‘I think Jesus would be at the front of every gay-rights march’

Caption competition

Caption competition

THERE’s nothing like a cute animal to bring in the entries. Many readers had a go at our last caption competition, featuring the Russian patriarch with a Welsh corgi puppy he had just been given

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

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St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

The competition to change the altar frontal grew fiercer each year

Diary

Poet of faith OUR local poetry group made sure that we had good seats for the première of a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches, at the Oxford Playhouse. Edward Fox provided a satisfyingly convincing portrayal of the much-loved and roguish former Poet Laureate John Betjeman, with a script written by th...

Read the label

IT MAY not be totally true to say that the tighter the source for a wine given on the label, the higher the quality, but it is a fair generalisation. Thus, a Chilean wine that says that it comes from the Colchagua Valley is likely to be better than one that claims to be

In the beginning, the Relationship

In the beginning, the Relationship

In their new book, Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell argue for a fuller understanding of the Trinity

So, what did Jesus eat?

So, what did Jesus eat?

Susan Weingarten uses historical evidence to uncover the Jesus diet

Interview: Becki Dillingham, Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot

Interview: Becki Dillingham, Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot

‘Our main work is to bring help, hope, and healing to isolated communities’

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

“Whom do we call?” asked Doris “RSPB or the Vicar?”

Diary

Art of lying; Parish pooch; Back to basics

Garden gifts

LETTERS have been coming into my new place of work, seeking employment at Croxteth Hall over the Christmas period. “Dear Sir, I am writing to apply for the position of gardener. As my current employer would attest, I am strong, fit, and reliable. I will work from 6 a.m. till 8 p.m. I am ten years old.”

Crossword 1395

Crossword 1395

This week's crossword

Something to sing and dance about

Something to sing and dance about

On the eve of World Toilet Day, Lorraine Kingsley finds basic sanitation is bringing safety and dignity for women in the DRC

An illusion of miracles

An illusion of miracles

Atheist Derren Brown’s stage show draws heavily on religious influences. He talks to Madeleine Davies

Interview: Brian Sumner, pastor and skateboarder

Interview: Brian Sumner, pastor and skateboarder

‘My first experience of God was when I got knocked out’

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

And as soon as they got him down, he did it again

Diary

OP sauce; Warm in Wales; Mad, mad monks; Discerning drivers

A look at the past

NOT many people seem to know this, but Coventry has had three cathedrals. The current cathedral was built in the 1950s to replace the second cathedral, which had been destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1940. That building was a replacement for the 11th-century St Mary’s

Crossword 1394

Crossword 1394

Across 1 Incense said to set off festival period (13) 8 Religious symbol starts off trend in Kashmiri antiques (4) 9 Male in charge at a hospital is author of brief book (5) 10 Reduce length of jetty (4) 11 Kindly person adopting measure responsible for monastic provisions (8) 12...

The art of sacrifice

The art of sacrifice

Caroline Levisse curates a selection of religious art inspired by the First World War

Taking a personal call

Taking a personal call

Former newspaper journalist, Matt Woodcock tells the story of his call to ordination

‘Are the blinkers still on?’

‘Are the blinkers still on?’

The Church of England wants to increase the number of black and minority ethnic ordinands. What areas need to be addressed, Huw Spanner asks

Late arrivals in the clerical vineyard

Late arrivals in the clerical vineyard

Are people ever too old to have missed the boat on training for ordination? Huw Spanner finds the answer

Giving a year in God’s time

Giving a year in God’s time

Candidates for the second year of the Community of St Anselm started their year of prayer based at Lambeth Palace in September. Huw Spanner finds out three of the first year’s alumni got on

Remembrance of things past, present, and still to come

Remembrance of things past, present, and still to come

In an extract from his new book, Richard Coles reflects on Remembrancetide

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