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PM’s Easter musings cause an unexpected stir

PM’s Easter musings cause an unexpected stir

THERESA MAY’s Easter message was not, on the face of things, likely to stir much thought

Carefully deciphering the banlieues

THE best and most informative piece of religious journalism this week, possibly this year, is not about Christianity or England. It is published in the New York Times magazine, which, I think, is available online to anyone, in small doses

Everyone wins in the Easter-egg culture wars

Everyone wins in the Easter-egg culture wars

SO THIS is contrarian week, in which we defend both the National Secular Society and Lord Carey

Crazies show how Google flattens the news

WHAT to do about the crazies is always a problem. There are some people whose viewpoint is so far out of the mainstream that they see stuff that is visible to no one else, even when their view of everything else that is go­­ing on is otherwise hideously distorted

Lofty vision above the vicious squabbles

Lofty vision above the vicious squabbles

WORD reaches me of a PR disaster in the making. Apparently, all of the dioceses have been instructed to come up with vision statements, three-word slogans that encap­sulate what they are trying to do

Ecclesiastical knifings, north and south

Ecclesiastical knifings, north and south

THE débâcle of the Philip North story was played pretty straight by the papers. The only interest came in the Daily Mail’s coverage, which fell between two pigeonholes

Spin force swoop in to manage Sheffield row

Spin force swoop in to manage Sheffield row

JOURNALISM can be so much fun, possibly to consume as well as to produce, that it is easy to forget how much of the material is raw human agony

Newspaper targets Smyth’s Evangelical friends

Newspaper targets Smyth’s Evangelical friends

THE Daily Telegraph continues to pursue the John Smyth story with a praiseworthy ferocity that other papers don’t even try to emulate

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

Archbishop Welby and the forces of the Right

IT IS not every day that the Archbishop of Canterbury calls Donald Trump a fascist. In fact, it may not ever actually have happened, but it’s certainly the impression the headlines gave

Yes, theology is relevant to the Smyth story

Yes, theology is relevant to the Smyth story

THERE was a great deal that was genuinely shocking in the John Smyth story. The fren­zied violence of the beatings, and the silence and submission of the victims, none of whom seem to have considered going to the auth­orities until one of their number actually tried to kill himself

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