Faith and Fulfilment: Which Way?

Faith and Fulfilment: Which Way?

By Maurice Sinclair   It has been around for quite a while, but now it is becoming clearer and clearer. It is as respectable as any orthodoxy. It is as hard to contradict as any dogma. So what is this global phenomenon that is given such credentials? For some reason it doesn’t have a name; […]

Why conservative evangelicals should be grateful for Rod Thomas

Why conservative evangelicals should be grateful for Rod Thomas

Canon A5 – Of the Doctrine of the Church of England – is very important to conservative evangelicals because of its clear affirmation of the supreme and final authority of the Bible in Christian faith and conduct. So they should prize the gift of their own flying bishop in Rod Thomas, the Bishop of Maidstone. The Book of […]

Bad Politics: Good Faith

Bad Politics: Good Faith

  Maurice Sinclair   However else it is remembered, 2016 will certainly stand out as a year of political turbulence. A divisive referendum in the UK has been followed by a divisive presidential election in the US. Justified or not, public disillusion with politicians is widespread. The overall political trends are unmistakable: populism, nationalism, and […]

The science of faith

The science of faith

The debate about science and religion is perennial. But for J Richard Smith, there is no issue. He is not only a leading scientist, but also a committed Christian. And he even argues that science is a source of inspiration for his faith. Born in Scotland, he is renowned all over the world for his […]

The campaigner who can’t stop talking about his faith

The campaigner who can’t stop talking about his faith

A Chat With Philip Baldwin “My Christianity is a never ending source of nourishment and I feel so enriched by faith,” he says. “I would like more gay men to experience the beauty of faith.” Philip Baldwin is certainly unusual, and a larger-than-life character. Young, Christian and gay. He knew his orientation when he was […]

A pioneering ministry to the country’s Creatives

A pioneering ministry to the country’s Creatives

By Colin Blakely   HE IS known as the ‘Red Carpet Curate’, but the ministry of the Rev Peterson Feital is far more significant than the tabloid nickname would suggest. Last year he was appointed the first Missioner to the Creative Industries by the Diocese of London. It was just the latest of innovative new […]

The man who wants us to be Nomads

The man who wants us to be Nomads

  By Colin Blakely   Grace, love, hope and forgiveness are the key messages in the new book from Brandan Robertson. The leader of Church Army, Mark Russell, has welcomed the new book, pointing out that the young American author “gently challenges us to create more space for discovery and mystery in our church life.” […]

A debate about our life as a Church

A debate about our life as a Church

By the Rt Rev Julian Henderson   It is with reluctance and yet conviction that I sense the need to enter the current debate about human sexuality in a more public way, but from a personal point of view, rather than with a diocesan or Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) mandate. The recent publication, […]

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