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We need to talk about God

We need to talk about God

David Bentley Hart tackles the limitations of language in defining the infinite and indefinable

How God is revealed in Springfield

How God is revealed in Springfield

Ben Myers explores depictions of God in popular culture

Through a glass darkly: how poetry allows God to be seen

Through a glass darkly: how poetry allows God to be seen

Malcolm Guite explores poetry as a means of apprehending the inapprehensible

Glossary

Andrew Davison supplies a glossary of terms used in discussing the nature of God

Believing: a respectable approach

Believing: a respectable approach

Andrew Davison argues that science and faith are not such strange bedfellows

Hymns, prayers, and sacred songs

Hymns, prayers, and sacred songs

Andrew Davison explores the doctrine of God in hymns and liturgy

 

What you believe about God is what your life is

How we understand God will affect the whole of the Christian life, but that understanding is no easy matter. Anthony Towey explores its implications

In my heart and in my head

The nature of God is a gift to preachers, suggests John Inge

What scripture does and does not say on God

What scripture does and does not say on God

Stephen Fowl argues that we learn most about God from the Bible when we abandon our preconceptions

Springs of water in the desert

Springs of water in the desert

Andrew Davison introduces the theologians known as the ‘Early Fathers’

The Otherness of God

The Otherness of God

A sense of strangeness may be the beginning of theological awareness, suggests Sarah Lenton

God: a short bibliography

God: a short bibliography

Andrew Davison selects some useful texts

Don’t look

Don’t look

Don’t look: pray. You can stare, but you will not gain any control over this Trinity. None of these figures is interested in being seen. It is true that Mary wants you to see her son, but she does more than point him out: her hand weighs the enormity of his sacrifice. His blood spills down the cross...

In their own words

In their own words

Katharine Swartz studies the lives and works of female Anglican novelists

Caption competition

Caption competition

THE Christmas daffodils did not mean that winter was quite ruled out in a few pockets of the country. Our readers can be relied on to bring references from literature and hymnody: “A cold coming they had of it: just the wrong time of year for a service” (Derwyn Williams); “The grave’s a fine and pri...

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

The coffee ladies didn’t take kindly to being prayed for

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com

Diary

LIKE the pastoral staff of St Gregory the Great (News, 8 January), I have been having a thoroughly ecumenical time of it lately

Lenten tides

LENT again, and a thousand things to do with fish. Starting so early this year, it truly overlaps with winter; the French dish brandade de morue is in order

Crossword 1354

Crossword 1354

Across 1 He took great interest, doubtless, in Abraham’s birthplace (6) 5,9 Seek from Gospel writer a sign of unresolved doubt (8,4) 10 I’d sent peer out to make decree in advance (10) 11 Seafood starters of shellfish, cockles and mussels, prawns included (6) 12 Religion in which...

Living well together

Living well together

Nigel Genders considers strategies for dealing with radicalisation in schools

A case for the arts

A case for the arts

Headteacher, Kathryn Pugh, explains why her school has produced a film to champion arts education

Educating the educators

Educating the educators

Dennis Richards reviews the latest education titles

A third way in teacher supply

John Howson proposes a solution to the dwindling number of teachers

Nothing new under the sun

Dennis Richards looks at the problem of inadequate school governance

An academic predicament

Following an amendment to the Education and Adoption Bill, Howard Dellar considers the future of academies

Spot the difference in church schools

Spot the difference in church schools

Huw Thomas looks at how church schools can preserve their uniqueness

A place where teachers can’t get at you

A place where teachers can’t get at you

School assemblies can be prized ‘sacred spaces’, Pat Ashworth discovered

Changes at the top

John Gay assesses the recent Green Paper on Higher Education

Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

Church buildings are engaging with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports

Studying the gods

Studying the gods

Chester University has one of the largest theology departments in the country. Margaret Holness finds out why

John Hoyland: Power Stations (Paintings 1964-1982)

Newport Street Gallery, London Until April 4, 2016 In the beginning was the stain, the then-new acrylic paint diluted and poured, brushed and swept, onto vast canvasses, with bright island...  Read More

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Called, collared, and confident in co-working

The Church needs a more flexible approach to vocation and training for ministry, says Andrew Watson  Subscribe to read more

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Church Times Bloxham Festival
Bloxham Festival (P Edmondson)

Shakespeare scholar and parish priest Paul Edmondson presents Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist and poet.

Come and find out how Shakespeare tackled the biggest themes of humanity - power, history, war and love - and what he means to readers, actors and directors today.

Book tickets: Bloxham Festival
Paul Edmondson writes in Church Times

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