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Show of Hands: Centenary (Hands On Music)

Show of Hands: Centenary (Hands On Music)

As the CD reviews return to a weekly format, we’ll catch up with some from last year, and there are few as time-related as this one, where Devon’s folk royalty…

The challenge of Christian advocacy

The challenge of Christian advocacy

Archbishop Sentamu’s new book highlights one of the main challenges of Christ advocacy. We’ve all seen WWJD wristbands, ‘what would Jesus do’ and beyond the mire of the current political…

Review: A witty drama about gay manners and morals in the age of AIDS

Review: A witty drama about gay manners and morals in the age of AIDS

My Night with Reg **** By Peter May From scenes of full frontal nudity, banned London Underground posters and countless column inches, there has been plenty of hype surrounding this…

A tale of two consecrations

A tale of two consecrations

There should be unalloyed joy at the consecration of Libby Lane as Bishop of Stockport, yet I can’t help feeling very disturbed by the fact that the Rev Philip North,…

Chaos in enforcing ‘British values’

Chaos in enforcing ‘British values’

Home Secretary Theresa May has recently lamented the sense of fear now being felt and voiced by the Jewish community in the UK. She expressed shock and surprise at this…

Church in controversy

Church in controversy

Westminster Abbey and Justin Welby both stepped into controversy over the death of King Abdullah. ‘Westminster Abbey flying half mast flag for dead King of Saudi Arabia where Christianity is…

Questions facing us on discipleship

Questions facing us on discipleship

Susie Leafe, Reform In a few weeks time the General Synod meets again and this time, rather than thinking about bishops, we’ll be thinking about discipleship. An altogether more exciting…

Women take over

Women take over

Women take over It has been widely reported that Dawn French is to return for a special episode of the popular comedy about a woman cleric that has changed its…

Theatre Review: Bad Jews

Theatre Review: Bad Jews

Bad Jews St James Theatre *****  By Peter May  With a head turning title, a good farcical family feud and a razor sharp script, Bad Jews is guaranteed to lift…

Films of the Week

Films of the Week

Wild (dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, cert. 15) tells Cheryl Strayed’s story of a cathartic personal voyage of discovery after the break-up of her marriage and death of her mother. Strayed, a…

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