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The online sums don’t add up

The online sums don’t add up

I HAVE been working on a radio programme about the economics of the news business, and it makes me want to rush around like Private Frazer in Dad’s Army. We’re all doomed

Not much vesting in the vestry

Not much vesting in the vestry

THERE are some stories that are timeless: boy meets girl, triumph over tragedy, or simply tragedy over triumph. There are some stories that are immortal and simply cannot die, such as the revelation, fresh every year, that the Pope is Catholic

Benefits of beards and ‘miracle oil’

Benefits of beards and ‘miracle oil’

FOR an example of How Journalism Works, you would be hard put to beat the saga of the beard of the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres

Press scorns Primates’ language

Press scorns Primates’ language

ONE thing emerges with complete clarity from the reports of last week’s Primates’ meeting: if ever the Archbishop of Canterbury were to look for a change in life, he could make a good living playing “Find the Lady” on Oxford Street

If the truth be told

If the truth be told

THE former Church Times columnist Giles Fraser argued in The Guardian that gay bishops ought to lie when asked about their sex lives. I disagree completely

The Bishop and the MP

The Bishop and the MP

"No one knows whether Bell was, in fact, guilty" Andrew Brown considers Charles Moore's defence of a former Bishop of Chichester 

A journalism lesson from the Mail

A journalism lesson from the Mail

Andrew Brown praises the Mail Online's "informative" coverage of an anthropology story 

The rise of Trump, the fall of coronation chicken

The rise of Trump, the fall of coronation chicken

Have the national newspapers grown tired of the CofE's tergiversations over the gay issue?

How to avoid the lexicon of hate

How to avoid the lexicon of hate

THANK goodness that Archbishop Welby, Cardinal Nichols, and, indeed, Pope Francis all — sort of — sanctioned the use of force against ISIS/ISIL/Daesh last week, and so avoided being lumped with Jeremy Corbyn and assorted Lefties in the newspapers’ lexicon of hate

‘I kept seeing the Pope before me’

‘I kept seeing the Pope before me’

IT IS a great disadvantage in a religious correspondent not to speak Italian. I mean, what on earth could this headline be trying to tell us: “Francesca Chaouqui, una bomba sexy che imbarazza il Vaticano”? It comes from Panorama magazine, which has added a lot of pictures to help...

‘So this is how liberty dies’

‘So this is how liberty dies’

EVERY once in a while, the central Church’s communications operation does something right, observes Andrew Brown

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New Wine leader under investigation

New Wine leader under investigation

THE leader of the Evangelical network New Wine, the...

Visits to Bell’s palace were my girlhood ordeal, paper told

Visits to Bell’s palace were my girlhood ordeal, paper told

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Mission targets C of E barriers to gay clergy

Mission targets C of E barriers to gay clergy

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Appointments

New Acting Archdeacons THE Revd Nicholas Cornell, Vicar...

Resignations and retirements

Dean resigns THE Very Revd Dr John Marsden, Dean of...

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Immortal, invisible: the doctrine of God

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