Another Inconvenient reminder

Another Inconvenient reminder

Review by the Rev Steve Parish   Ten years on from An Inconvenient Truth, mostly a film of Al Gore’s lecture on global warming, Gore revisits the issue in An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power (cert. PG). The Paris Agreement is a highlight, and even Trump’s official withdrawal of the USA from its goals […]

Interfaith dialogue versus collaboration

Interfaith dialogue versus collaboration

Bob Mayo   In the parish my interactions with Islamare shaped largely by identity and citizenship rather than doctrine and belief. I don’t comment on the Qur’an just as the Imam doesn’t comment on the Bible but we join together under the notion of what makes for good citizenship. Interfaith dialogue is replaced by interfaith […]

Reformation Fun Time

Reformation Fun Time

Brian Cooper reviews some of the offerings at this year’s Edinburgh Festival   A Monk’s Tale: Relics, Revolt and Reformation by Zadok Media Limited Gilded Balloon Teviot Theatre, Bristo Square, Edinburgh 11.30am daily until 23 August   A song-and-dance comedy about the Reformation? Don’t make me laugh! Those years from 1517 to Westphalia’s 1648 Peace […]

Understanding evangelism today

Understanding evangelism today

Warfare and Waves Peter Herriot Lutterworth, pb, £20.00 (PDF £16.50).   Evangelicals in the Church of England are usually divided into three categories: conservative evangelicals, Charismatics and open evangelicals. Peter Herriot, a social psychologist who was Professor at the City University and at Birkbeck College, London, is concerned with the first two of these categories […]

Time to adopt plain speaking in our prayers

Time to adopt plain speaking in our prayers

By Rev Steve Morris   We’ve been really enjoying Morning Prayer at church this week. A merry little band get together at St Cuthbert’s each morning at 8am. We start by being thankful, which is a good way to start any day. We pray for the world and the also for the parish and anything […]

The sound of Silence

The sound of Silence

By the Rev Canon J.John   Martin Scorsese’s Silence came to the big screen in December last year and has now come out on DVD. For a film entitled Silence it asks a lot of questions. The film is based on an acclaimed work of historical fiction by the Japanese Catholic writer Shūsaku Endō. Set in 17th-century […]

Loose Canons? Andy Lines and the Canons of Nicaea

Loose Canons? Andy Lines and the Canons of Nicaea

Mark Smith examines Justin Welby’s use of ancient canons to oppose “cross-border interventions” Anglican Life Church Society   On Friday 30 June, Andy Lines was consecrated at a meeting of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), as a ‘missionary bishop’ for Europe. This is in response to the recent decision of the Scottish Episcopal […]

Besson helms another sci-fi epic

Besson helms another sci-fi epic

Review by the Rev Steve Parish   Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (cert. 12A) is a futuristic epic written and directed by Luc Besson, adapted from a French comic book series. Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997) has become a favourite sci-fi film for many, and this is likely to repeat that, albeit it’s […]

A life in front of the camera

A life in front of the camera

By Tina Calder @TinaCalder   Former Vogue model Patience Bradley has had a life that people only dream of. From rubbing shoulders with celebrities in the high echelons of London society life as a teenager and having love affairs with some of the most famous names of the time. But there was a darker side […]

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