Tackling the Sunday sport dilemma

Tackling the Sunday sport dilemma

More and more sport is being organised for Sunday mornings and this causes a clash with the traditional time for church. It is a problem for parents and pastors alike who find themselves torn between prioritising children’s spiritual growth whilst at the same time encouraging them in the sport they are evidently passionate about. They […]

The dawn of Eucharistic signalling

The dawn of Eucharistic signalling

You may not have heard of a Rainbow Eucharist. But the idea has been around for a while, and is celebrated in the gay press. Sometimes it might be called a Pride service, and the Lord’s table can be draped in the Pride flag. The associated rhetoric is usually of inclusivity, diversity, and equality (and […]

Duffy’s fascinating insights

Duffy’s fascinating insights

Royal Books and Holy Bones Eamon Duffy Bloomsbury,hb, £25.00   In 1977 when I went to a remote mission station in the highlands of New Guinea a friend asked if he could give me a present. I suggested a subscription to the New York Review of Books. Every Friday a light aircraft landed on the […]

Challenged to rethink theology

Challenged to rethink theology

Dr Evie Vernon, Theological Adviser for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on two weeks participating in a course run by the Asian Theological Academy. For two weeks I had the privilege of studying with a group of 23 clergy and lay leaders who had gathered in Sri Lanka to challenge their understanding of theology […]

A breakdown in world order

A breakdown in world order

By Tim Livesey When the international rules-based order falls below expectations, that’s one thing. When it starts to fall apart it’s quite another; and time for serious concern. For some time now the UN has struggled to keep the peace, to act as an effective upholder of accepted international human rights norms, let alone to […]

A truly original project

A truly original project

Heaven Paul Poulton Project & Jeannie Poulton is an original. He puts himself completely into whatever he does, and that varies considerably – he has recently written the commentary ‘Genesis for Ordinary People’ and an Exodus follow-up. His hallmarks include integrity, passion and character. Though his budget must be slim, he gets a quality mix […]

A new perception on modern marriage

A new perception on modern marriage

Crazy Rich Asians (dir. John M Chu, cert. 12A) is an unusual romcom as the enamoured couple have already been together a year in New York when Nick Young (Henry Golding) asks Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) if she wants a break somewhere east. He means further east than Queens. Nick is to be best man […]

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