Art & Opera Review: The EY Exhibition – Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern / La Traviata (London Coliseum)

Art & Opera Review: The EY Exhibition – Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern / La Traviata  (London Coliseum)

The EY Exhibition – Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy ★★★★ By Peter May  If you are a fan of Picasso this is one show that is not to be missed. Earlier this month the first stand-alone exhibition in Tate Modern about Pablo Picasso opened its doors to the public. Running until September, this exhibition follows […]

The Spiritual Director

By the Rev Dr Liz Culling   Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. Mark 8: 15. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Gal 5: 9   Yeast is a wonderful and mysterious substance that transforms another substance from within. Hidden in […]

The wrong implications from the IICSA hearing

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse in Chichester currently underway is throwing up many complex matters as it races through a case study in which there were many offenders, many victims and many people cross-examined about their responsibility for a catalogue of errors and failures. It’s beyond my pay grade to rush to judgement […]

Sunday Service

Palm Sunday — Sunday 25th March 2018 Isaiah 50:4-9a Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 15:1-47   The reading from Philippians 2 this week is a magnificent piece of poetic writing urging us to follow the self-giving example of Christ, the incarnate Son of God. Some scholars think that this is in fact an early Christian hymn, which […]

Running the Race

By Alan Storkey   We Christians are running the race, individually and corporately. There is training, single-mindedness, speed, and perseverance in the race. We are to get to the finish, God’s finish. Paul is quite clear about it. Not just individuals, but the Church is also corporately running a race. God’s purposes are to be […]

The link between Church and State

The people of Russia will go to the polls on Sunday to elect its new President. There is no doubt that the current incumbent, Vladimir Putin, will win, not least because any credible opponent has already been sidelined. But the election comes just days after the remarkable events in Salisbury when the former spy Sergei […]

Putin’s piety: public, personal, political

By Brian Cooper If, as expected, Vladimir Putin wins Russia’s presidential election on Sunday 18 March, after the formal inauguration he will – if precedent is followed – receive a special Orthodox blessing from Patriarch Kirill. Epiphany this year saw him among thousands of devout Orthodox at a festive liturgy in Moscow’s huge Cathedral of […]

Faith and social justice

Faith and social justice

Theology Reforming Society Stephen Spencer (ed) SCM, pb, £35.00   Empirical Foundations of the Common God Daniel K Finn OUP, hb, £64.00   Stephen Spencer and his fellow contributors tell the story of Anglican Social Teaching (AST) from FD Maurice down to the present. It is a fascinating narrative that raises issues of contemporary relevance. […]

Training a new generation of Pioneers

Training a new generation of Pioneers

What is a Pioneer? Why the church needs pioneer ministers, and how Trinity College Bristol hopes to help prepare them. After the birth of her daughter, Sonya Newton decided it was time for a fresh start in her life, for a return to church. After several painful and tumultuous years away, she walked into a […]

Salisbury parish church responds to mysterious nerve agent attack

ST THOMAS’S, the parish church of Salisbury city centre, located just metres from where the victims of a nerve agent attack were found has opened every day and set up a special station for prayers for those affected by the attacks. The Rev Kelvin Inglis, Rector of St Thomas’s, Salisbury, called the attack‘a violation of […]

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