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A Greek way of life

“GUNS and the Church always go side by side.” This is not, as you might expect, a quotation from a particularly extreme Southern Baptist sect, but rather from Father Andreas, a Greek Orthodox priest on the island of Crete

Coming up trumps

LAST week’s most frightening TV programme was The Mad World of Donald Trump (Channel 4, Tuesday of last week). Matt Frei’s account of the Republican hopeful was more appalling even than the horrors of today’s religious extremism. It was a record of the egregious folly of a free people — people who c...

A debt cancelled?

WHEN is it wrong to forgive? Christian ethics would, at face value, aver that our Lord’s teaching is black-and white on that one: the injunction to forgive 70 times seven is glossed by most commentators as the contemporary version of the as-yet-uninvented concept of an infinite number. And yet, in T...

Safely delivered

CALL the Midwife, which returned for a new series last weekend (BBC1, Sunday), won a huge and appreciative audience for its authentic portrayal of the work of midwives attached to an Anglican order of nuns in the East End of London in the 1950s. Much of its authenticity came from...

Personal quest

DO YOU focus on similarities, or differences? My Mediterranean with Adrian Chiles (BBC2, Sundays) was a two-part journey by the presenter to explore whether, had he been born in a different place, the Roman Catholicism he returned to in his forties might just as easily been Islam

Good will to all

Gillean Craig says that the Archbishop of Canterbury did not tell teh whole truth in his New Year message

Royal Christmas tree

Gillean Craig has some qualms about the BBC's Dickensian

Flight to safety

Flight to safety

"This is important and beautiful TV, raising vital questions about how religion, politics, and society can relate"

Life in the City

CAPITAL (BBC1, Tuesdays) is not an Anglicised version of Karl Marx’s masterpiece, offered so that it can be seasonally waved in public alongside Mao’s Little Red Book, but a drama series exploring the tribulations of contemporary life in the Great Wen. A single road in south London...

Word of a child

AS TEENAGE ambitions go, one not much promoted by British careers advisers is “­­founding your own church”; and yet that is exactly what 14-year-old Daniel longs to do. Channel 4’s Unreported World (last Friday) looked at the curious phenomenon of child preachers in Brazil — so widespread...

Learning process

Edward Wickham listens to an account of terminal cancer

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Priest / Entrepreneur

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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

Sun 14 Feb 16 @ 14:49
“If warfare is the sole tool we use then [it] will become utterly wrong & we will fail.”

Sun 14 Feb 16 @ 13:21
Incense filled Hampton Court Palace chapel as Latin solemn vespers was sung on Tuesday