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Joining dots, even when they’re not there

Joining dots, even when they’re not there

I AM writing this as reports come in of two men entering a church in a suburb of Rouen, capturing the tiny congregation, and cutting the throat of the elderly priest who had been celebrating mass, before themselves being shot dead by the police

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

Media in need of dental work

Media in need of dental work

UNDER the circumstances, it’s astonishing that any news of the General Synod got into the papers at all. Once more, John Bingham was well served by his headline-writers. “Take off dog collars for sex talks, clergy advised” was how Telegraph readers learned of the Shared Conversations. Many of them m...

A week of glorious trivia

A week of glorious trivia

THERE have been other things going on somewhere in the background this week, but that just makes the utter shameless brilliance of John Bingham’s story on clergy vesture all the more apparent

Sold for a mess of pottage

Sold for a mess of pottage

I AM finding it quite hard to write this. There is a kind of eviscerating grief, like a divorce, in watching helplessly the folly and selfishness of my country

Not in front of the journalists

Not in front of the journalists

I BELIEVE that this week there may have been something else going on that captured the attention of the worldly, but the serious part of the nation talks of little but the Shared Conversations

An excellent week for liars

An excellent week for liars

I SPENT an hour with some very senior Google lobbyists on Monday afternoon, and there was a lot of talk about the importance of newspapers for democracy.

They weren’t just weeping crocodile tears for a business they have helped to destroy

Unexpected conversions

Unexpected conversions

IT IS always good to see ecumenism making inroads at the local level, but the priest who went on an epic binge in the West End of London must now regret, among many other things, that he attempted to escape trouble by shouting at the arresting policeman that he was from the Vatican

Alarm, smugness, and statistics

Alarm, smugness, and statistics

Andrew Brown is unimpressed by responses to statistics on declining Christian affiliation 

Mail Online displays its . . . values

Mail Online displays its . . . values

THE Mail Online holds a grisly fascination for me, as for most people in the industry. The website is almost completely distinct from the paper now. It has become the most visited newspaper site in the world by remorseless and shameless attention to what it is that bored office workers actually read

The C of E just got Googled

The C of E just got Googled

IT WOULD be nice to write a column where the religious coverage was more about money than sex, but I don’t know if it’s possible. Let’s try

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Divine service with a sense of style

Divine service with a sense of style

In the final instalment of our series on ecclesiastical and vesture, Joanna Jepson argues that vocation and style are not incompatible — for men or women  Subscribe to read more

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Our age needs prophets. Where have they gone?

Paul Oestreicher laments the dearth of Christian leaders who can read the signs of the times, and speak out  Subscribe to read more

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