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Reviews

Wrestling with the Word: Preaching tricky texts — Kate Bruce and Jamie Harrison

Wrestling with the Word: Preaching tricky texts — Kate Bruce and Jamie Harrison

Martyn Percy relishes sermons that are not afraid to deal with scriptural difficulties

Let There Be Science — David Hutchings and Tom Mcleish

Let There Be Science — David Hutchings and Tom Mcleish

Belief in God has always encouraged scientific inquiry, says Adam Ford

Ruin and Restoration: On violence, liturgy and reconciliation — David Martin

Ruin and Restoration: On violence, liturgy and reconciliation — David Martin

Duncan Dormor on a difficult disciplinary hybrid that can be called socio-theology

Out of the Silence: Memories, poems, reflections — Terry Waite

Out of the Silence: Memories, poems, reflections — Terry Waite

Martyn Halsall enjoys the literary output of ‘God’s diplomat’

Borderline: Reflections on war, sex, and Church — Stan Goff

Borderline: Reflections on war, sex, and Church — Stan Goff

Christians have no place in war, Rachel Mann learns here

New titles just published

New titles just published

THE First World War, humanism, a defence of rational faith, saints' days, and all-age worship feature in the latest books just published

Australian sun and showers

Australian sun and showers

Nicholas Cranfield on a revealing show at the National Gallery

Choir’s back-to-Biber triumph  

Choir’s back-to-Biber triumph
 

A concert was boldly devoted to the work of this one composer, says Roderic Dunnett

Bishops stumble down the Synod slope

Bishops stumble down the Synod slope

ON THE Wednesday afternoon of the General Synod’s meeting last week, I was in the Dolomites, but, none the less, spent a long minute imitating the House of Bishops

Resilience on show

Resilience on show

THE great divide is between those who believe that things are fixed and immutable, and those who assume that everything is evolv­ing

Parental surprises

Parental surprises

JUST as surely as the clergy of the medieval Church developed litur­gies to prompt our behaviour in sacred rites, so the modern media has evolved particular set responses to recurring rituals

Week ahead

Week ahead

HIGHLIGHT: Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss religion in Pakistan, looking at blasphemy laws and adultery punishments (1/6)

Contest for the great caliphate

Contest for the great caliphate

Anthony McRoy on competitive jihadism and a response to it

 

Fatherly counsels

Fatherly counsels

Simon Ross Valentine reads a progressive Muslim’s manifesto

An instructive fable    

An instructive fable
 
 

Fiona Hook relaxes with a Christian novel

Critically examined lives  

Critically examined lives
 

Anthony Phillips finds a welcome honesty here

Accompanying, and then letting go  

Accompanying, and then letting go
 

Jenny Francis reads about bereavement

What follows ‘When I have crost the bar’                      

What follows ‘When I have crost the bar’
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Geoffrey Rowell on the range of Christian ideas on the afterlife

Reflections for those facing death

FOR the series Bible Readings for Special Times, Rachel Boulding, deputy editor of the Church Times, has contributed Facing Death, a booklet of reflections on scripture and her own experience of having terminal cancer. She has tried to be

Face-to-face stuff in the cathedral  

Face-to-face stuff in the cathedral
 

Christopher Landau enjoys a selection of celebrity interviews

Roads, bridges, canals, and kirks

Roads, bridges, canals, and kirks

Telford’s achievement is remarkable, says William Whyte

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Rather more than a hosepipe ban

Rather more than a hosepipe ban

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