I’m with the banned

Anglican Life CMS Andrew Parfitt, working with asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow as part of Church Mission Society, gives his perspective on ‘recent events’   In this work the news headlines often feel very close to home rather than the stuff of detached debate and analysis. On 27 January, one of Donald Trump’s first […]

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2nd Sunday of Lent — Sunday 12th March 2017   Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17   During Lent, we are enjoying a series in selected Psalms. This week, we turn to Psalm 121, where there is strengthening reassurance that God is my helper, our creator, and your keeper. The Psalmist begins […]

The Middle East: A valedictory despatch

The Middle East: A valedictory despatch

Anglican Life Embrace the Middle East   In my former career as a British diplomat, the ambassador’s ‘valedictory despatch’ was something of an institution. It was the custom for British envoys to write a candid and witty ‘warts-and-all’ report on their host nation at the very end of their posting. Always addressed to the Foreign […]

Celebrating each person

Celebrating each person

Anglican Life New Wine Our journey started just over 10 years ago. I was seeking God as to what I was meant to be doing in church. I was married with a toddler, with another child on the way. My very clear answer came from God out of the blue one Saturday morning: ‘I want […]

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1st Sunday of Lent — Sunday 5 March 2017   Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11   Throughout Lent, we will be enjoying a series in selected Psalms. This week, we will be looking at Psalm 32, a suitably Lenten penitential Psalm, which encourages forgiven sinners to rejoice in their unmerited salvation. […]

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Sunday next before Lent — Sunday 26 February 2017   Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9   Between now and the end of Lent, the Lectionary offers us a potential six-week series in selected Psalms. So this week we begin with Psalm 2, which speaks about the rage of the nations, the […]

The far side of the Moon

The far side of the Moon

Anglican Life Church Army   Fatima* (36) was born in Somalia and grew up in Holland. A year ago, she was a lonely and frightened woman, sleeping rough on the streets of London. Her life has taken a 180-degree flip. Fatima is now working, studying… and dreaming the big dream of walking on the moon… […]

Responding to Islam and Religious Pluralism

By Andrew Symes,   Anglican Life Anglican Mainstream   Christian Concern’s Wilberforce Institute hosted the second ‘Cultural Leadership Symposium’ on 7-8 February. The 2016 conference discussed the biblical mandate to create a Christian ‘culture’ rather than submit to the prevailing secular humanism and accept its values in public life. Last week’s event dealt with the […]

Living in two worlds

The Rev Dr Bob Mayo   I live in two different worlds, both of which shape my identity in Christ. My first is a public world as a 10-year parish priest. Here I look after other people. One person has cancer and wants comfort. Another person is angry and wants confrontation. Someone is excited and […]

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