The choice of the new books

The choice of the new books

Reimagining Worship (Canterbury Press) describes itself as a handbook for those who want to ‘offer worship that is authentically biblical and traditional, contemporary and engaged’. To a large extent the members of the Group for the Renewal of Worship who have contributed to this book have achieved their aim. Clergy, readers and all involved in […]

Sharing the message today

Sharing the message today

By Andy Frost My mum tells me that when I was a child, I used to get very emotional at nursery as classic fairy tales were read from the front to a wrapt audience of three- and four-year-olds. Stories like Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. As I now read these stories with […]

On the trail of the Seven Deadly Sins

On the trail of the Seven Deadly Sins

A Chat With Kenneth Baker   It may be more than 20 years since he stood down as an MP, but Kenneth Baker has not been resting on his laurels. He has already published a series of books and his latest is one whose subject has captured his attention since his time as an MP. […]

Chinese insights into Christian theology

Chinese insights into Christian theology

Chinese Public Theology Alexander Chow OUP, hb, £65.00   China is home to a large Christian population. As an indication of the strength of Christianity Alexander Chow quotes a Christian thinker whose blog has over 9 million followers, far more than the total population of Scotland at 5.2 million people. But Chinese Christianity is not […]

Two remarkable women of faith

Two remarkable women of faith

By Derek Wilson ‘Neither life, honour, riches, neither whatsoever I possess here … be it never so dearly beloved of me, but most willingly and gladly I would leave it, to win any man to Christ.’ These words that read like something from the pen of an 18th or 19th century revivalist appeared in a […]

Fresh insights from Marilynne Robinson

Fresh insights from Marilynne Robinson

What Are We Doing Here? Marilynne Robinson Virago, hb, £18.99   Two major themes dominate this collection of essays and lectures by one of America’s best novelists. The first is her admiration for Anglo-American Puritanism and for Calvinist theology; the second is her conviction that if we set aside the question of God’s existence but […]

‘I was cruel, but Christ changed me’

‘I was cruel, but Christ changed me’

From gang leader to church changer Anglican Life CMS   At Church Mission Society, we are passionate about seeing people released into their call in God’s mission, wherever they are. We love partnering with local leaders around the world to help them put their call into action. One of our local partners in Nepal shares […]

‘Church in the Philippines is living out an incarnational model of Jesus Christ’

‘Church in the Philippines is living out an incarnational model of Jesus Christ’

Davidson Solanki, International Programmes Manager with the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on how the church in the Philippines is standing alongside marginalised indigenous communities   Anglican Life USPG Large-scale mining operations on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines have resulted in the forced relocation of indigenous communities. These people have lost ancestral […]

Does the Anglican Communion have a future?

Does the Anglican Communion have a future?

The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads Christopher Craig Brittain and Andrew McKinnon Penn State University Press, pb, £21.95   British journalists have been predicting the demise of the Anglican Communion for the past 30 years or so. First divisions over the ordination of women and then rows about sexuality were seen as signs that the […]

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