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The inner weather    

The inner weather
 
 

Fraser Steel considers contemporary and 20th-century poetry

Paddling against the tsunami

Paddling against the tsunami

Adrian Thatcher finds this pastoral advice on homosexuality evasive

‘Faith’ in St Paul’s day

Cally Hammond on a study that puts his ideas into context

Received by US with thanks  

Received by US with thanks
 

Peter Anthony on the cult of C. S. Lewis

Air of liberty, light of truth

Air of liberty, light of truth

William Whyte on the influence of Oxford’s blooming youth

From sand to rock

IF GOLD could have been made to ooze out of his pores, Manoj Raithatha confesses that he would have been the first to find out how

New titles just published

Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian life by Rowan Williams (SPCK, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-281-07662-8).   Heaven’s Morning: Rethinking the destination by David Winter (BRF, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-0-85746-476-7).   Instruments of Christ’s Love: The ministry of Readers by Phillip...

Modernity and the macaws

Modernity and the macaws

Nicholas Cranfield on the new Tate building

Newcomer to the congregation  

Newcomer to the congregation
 

Stephen Brown sees a Play for Today again

What religious journalism can do

What religious journalism can do

A COUPLE of unusually illuminating pieces in The Guardian this week. One was by Canon Giles Fraser on the Christianity of Theresa May; another was by Nazia Parveen, on the conversion of refugees

Flight from horror

WHAT TV programme could better fit the Church Times reader­ship profile than Trainspotting Live (BBC4, Monday, Tuesday, Wed­nes­day of last week)? That would surely be my column’s main topic. But such innocent pleasures were hijacked by a more sobering, more urgent concern. It is a clerical commonpl...

Comic censorship

IN A list compiled by the Amer­ican Library Association of the top ten books most complained about last year, the Bible made it to number six. It is a relief that Fifty Shades of Grey was ranked second, but bewildering to see that Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time...

Week ahead

HIGHLIGHT: The Global Philosopher Sixty people from 30 countries join a digital studio at Harvard University to discuss the philosophical issues underlying climate change. 9am Radio 4, Thursday TELEVISION: Sunday 5.10pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Josie d’Arby visits the island of Iona to exami...

Newman in all of his moods  

Newman in all of his moods
 
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Serenhedd James on correspondence from each phase of his life

 

The inward parts

The inward parts

David Martin considers public and private lives

Language giving life to the soul  

Language giving life to the soul
 

Mark Oakley on the use of poetry to aid reflections on death


Monked and re-monked

Monked and re-monked

Jonathan Ewer reads different perspectives on the religious life


Evangelicals in listening mode

Adrian Thatcher looks at contributions to the sexuality debate

Notice board

IN 15 Days of Prayer with Saint Augustine, Jaime Garcia offers his readers a guide for a spiritual journey through his own words and those of the saint in the hope that they may learn to pray and pray well

‘Artifex’ recalled

FRANK SARGEANT has written Dispatches from the Home Front: A review of the World War I Artifex articles by Canon Peter Green and published in the Manchester Guardian (Anglo-Catholic History Society, £5 post-free; see www.achs.org.uk).

New titles just published

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch (Allen Lane, £25 (£22.50); 978-0-241-25400-4).   Faithful Improvisation? Theological reflections on church leadership, edited by Loveday Alexander and Mike Higton (Church House Publishing, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-7151-4738-2).   Nomad:...

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