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, […]

‘Gender-fluid’ – God’s purpose in creation?

‘Gender-fluid’ – God’s purpose in creation?

By Rev Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream   One of the most amazing songs of worship ever composed is the “Te Deum laudamus”, so called because of the first words in Latin meaning “we praise you God”.  It contains in the BCP translation an unusual phrase celebrating Jesus’ humanity: “thou didst not abhor the virgin’s womb”. […]

Three strikes against our country

Three strikes against our country

                  Frank Field MP   Much of the political energy in the EU referendum debate has been spent on trying to work out, and then preach to voters how much better or worse off they will be, if we vote to leave the European Union. But, for […]

Winning support for motherhood and ministry

Winning support for motherhood and ministry

By Katie Tupling   I recently wrote a piece for this paper about the social media group ‘Clergy Mummies’ – originally a closed group, and now necessarily secret group, which seeks to create a safe space where women who are authorised church leaders and also have children can share experiences, ideas and advice. It is […]

Bishop of Leicester reflects on his ministry

Bishop of Leicester reflects on his ministry

THE BISHOP of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, has spoken about his time as diocesan in a new video on his diocese’s website. In the interview with Jill Moody, he talks about his work in the House of Lords, interfaith challenges and seeing Christian growth in parishes across the diocese. He said what was […]

Bishop Angaelos stresses importance of religious freedom

Bishop Angaelos stresses importance of religious freedom

The leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, has said the recent award of the OBE will help the campaign to secure religious freedom worldwide.   In the interview with the Coptic Youth Channel he also addresses recent developments on equal marriage, the Church in Egypt and his views on […]

New Bishop talks about her role

New Bishop talks about her role

The Rev Anne Hollinghurst, just appointed as the new Bishop of Aston, talks about her faith journey, why, although she is a contemplative, likes the company of others and how her husband introduced her to the pleasures of Real Ale pubs…

Palau, Portland and the gay mayor

Palau, Portland and the gay mayor

by Patti Townley-Covert When Kevin Palau and his dad, internationally known evangelist Luis Palau, and a few evangelical pastors walked into a meeting with the newly elected gay mayor of Portland in 2008, no one knew what to expect — especially Sam Adams. Past experience and mass media portrayals of hypercritical evangelicals made Mayor Adams […]

Religious or Christian?

Religious or Christian?

By Julian Henderson ,Bishop of Blackburn I find myself in a totally unexpected place. For these past 18 months I have been the Bishop of Blackburn, serving the Church of England in most of Lancashire and with oversight of over 200 Christian communities, ranging from the rural to the urban, from the wealthy to the […]

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