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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

Outside world switches off; anoraks tune in

Outside world switches off; anoraks tune in

”COME back when something new happens,” the news desk told one reporter who had a hot take on the House of Bishops’ attitude to­­wards gay people.

Nothing new to report on clergy private lives

Nothing new to report on clergy private lives

HOW journalism works, from the bottom upwards: The Sunday Times runs a story that starts: “Church of England bishops are pro­posing to turn a blind eye to gay clergy who breach its rules by having sex

Widdecombe resurrected to admonish Welby

ONE of the difficult judgements in journalism is when to take seriously a story that is built on complaints

Trump places his faith in the prosperity gospel

THE cultural distance between traditional Christianity and the contemporary media landscape occasionally jumps into my face as if I had trodden on a rake

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