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Tussle over the ‘Sunday school’

Tussle over the
‘Sunday school’

Andrew Davison on divinity dons and undergraduate tests

An inspector calls on the biscuit tin

Rachel Harden faces tough questions about church hospitality

Themes among chaplains

Stephen Venner looks at an area of study that can be a Cinderella

Pick your argument

Pick your argument

George Pattison finds philosophical analysis close to real religion

Daughter and wife in the chapel set

Daughter and wife in the chapel set

But there is more to the subject of this life, says Michael Wheeler

A hand with Bach

A hand with Bach

Edward Wickham on a trustworthy guide

Decay and devotion

Decay and devotion

David Winter reads a dialogue on dementia with a famous writer

Love well, pray well

Love well, pray well

PRAYERS may be formal or informal, from a set liturgy or extempore. They may be in the form of silence, adoration, confession, thanksgivings, and often they are in the form of requests made to God on behalf of ourselves and others

Mixed reception for Genevan gift

Mixed reception for Genevan gift

Judith Maltby on the afterlife of Calvin’s best-known writings


Music and text in Tewkesbury

Liturgy is the soul of a choral festival, says Roderic Dunnett

Earthed, but hopeful of heaven  

Earthed, but hopeful of heaven
 

Stephen Brown on the rural society captured on film by Akenfield

 

Tasteless in the extreme

Tasteless in the extreme

THERE is a bitter satisfaction for any working journalist in Private Eye’s “From The Message Boards” column, which reproduces, with startling accuracy, the illiterate angry entitlement of online comments that appear beneath what we write

Across the border

SCOTLAND and the Battle for Britain (BBC2, Sundays) heralded its serious intent by refraining from extending its title with its celebrity presenter’s name — “With Andrew Marr”. This two-parter was his account of the rise of Scottish nationalism, the inde­pendence referendum, the Brexit debate, and t...

Signs of busyness

YOU have locked yourself out of your house. You call a locksmith, who sweats over the job for two hours, and charges you £200. But he’s worked hard, and you can get into your house; so you give him a cup of tea and a tip. But what if you got a locksmith who managed to get the job done in ten minutes...

Week ahead

HIGHLIGHT: Something Understood The Revd Malcolm Doney explores people’s relationship with food, and the spiritual side of preparing meals. Sunday 6.05am, Radio 4 TELEVISION: Sunday 5pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pam Rhodes explores why the Great Fire of London was seen as an act of God. Monda...

Lay ministry at the crossroads

Nigel Holmes reviews essays on the office and work of a Reader

Jesus, with an accent on family

The Mormon view of Christ is distinctive, says Bill Countryman

The boy as mentor of the man

The boy as mentor of the man

Anne Holmes assesses unfashionable theory thoughtfully revisited

A richer method of reading scripture

A richer method of reading scripture

Peter McGeary on a study provoked by biblical literalism

Going deeper in the church year

Going deeper in
the church year

Bruce Duncan looks at versatile material for the retreatant

Top feature

Suppression, secrecy, and survival: the Hidden Christians of Japan

Suppression, secrecy, and survival: the Hidden Christians of Japan

A new book explores Christianity in Japan. Its author, John Dougill, talks to Malcolm Doney  Subscribe to read more

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Wed 28 Sep 16 @ 21:28
The C of E colludes with a sexualised culture in intruding on gay clergy, says Peter Selby https://t.co/fh25zARZMP

Wed 28 Sep 16 @ 16:28
RT @TimThorlbyResearching a sequel to 'Love, Sweat & Tears': growing Anglo catholic churches in London. Longer list than expected. https://t.co/JZpyMM6X6A