You can. We can. Toucan.

You can. We can. Toucan.

A Chat With Mark and Christine Daniel When he picked her up for their first date Mark Daniel was in leathers and on his motorbike. All these years later when I met them, it was Christine who was wearing the leather jacket. They were here to talk about their new relationship app, Toucan. And there […]

Back to basics with the Bible

Back to basics with the Bible

Richard Borgonon has been a busy man. He has just returned from South Africa where he gave 28 talks in four cities in 10 days. He was there to promote The Word One to One, a brilliant resource that enables everyone, whatever their background or biblical knowledge, to share the faith with their friends. It […]

A book that changed the life of the church

A book that changed the life of the church

James Catford   When Richard Foster wrote his masterpiece Streams of Living Water 20 years ago this year, there was little to prepare him for the events that were to unfold. Published by one of the three largest global publishers at the time, Harper Collins, the book was quick to make an impact. Richard toured […]

Pentecostal growth slowing down

Pentecostal growth slowing down

By Peter Brierley   One of the key features in the church scene over the last 40 years, when the story seems inevitably about yet more decline, is the acknowledged exception of the growing Pentecostal numbers. The Pentecostals grew quite rapidly from their humble beginnings in 1906 to just under 40,000 church members by 1950, […]

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 […]

Bets and theses as we remember the Reformation

Bets and theses as we remember the Reformation

The usual feedback that I receive about articles is that I’m not ‘wearing of the green.’I can sing ‘Danny Boy’ as tunefully as fellow Whitstabubbleian Barry McGuigan but critics mean I’m cool on ‘global warming.’ Last month I enthused about France, hence this time Protestant reminders that 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses.Therefore […]

Giving prisoners a chance in life

Giving prisoners a chance in life

  By Rebecca Mulhearn   Imagine that you’ve just been released from prison. You struggle to read and you don’t have any qualifications. You’ve been out for a week and have spent that time trying to find a job. But no one is interested: not only do you have a criminal record but you can’t […]

Fury and admiration after the election result

Fury and admiration after the election result

By Rev Bob Mayo   I am caught by a combination of fury and admiration at the recent election result. Fury that we have once more been led into a period of uncertainty by our political leaders. Admiration at the democratic system that produced such a finely nuanced result that reflects so closely the voting […]

The danger of security in churches post-Manchester

By Nick Tolson   Many Cathedrals and churches have been reviewing their security following the terrorist attack in Manchester. Security has been incredibly neglected by places of worship over the past decade despite plenty of warning signs that they need to start taking it seriously and putting in place practical procedures to try and reduce […]

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