Will you teach?

Will you teach?

By Susie Leafe, Reform “Will you teach the doctrine of Christ as the Church of England has received it, will you refute error, and will you hand on entire the faith that is entrusted to you?” “By the help of God, I will”   Such is the promise made by a bishop in his (or her) […]

“In mission we are all foreigners”

“In mission we are all foreigners”

Sarah Holmes of Church Mission Society met Harvey Kwiyani, who leads a pioneering new African think tank and training centre in Birmingham, and is forging a partnership with the 200-year-old society, whose mission work began in Africa. During a charismatic revival in his home country of Malawi, a 12-year-old Harvey Kwiyani was told: “God has […]

A new game to play every day

A new game to play every day

By Peter Mullen As children, we used to enjoy a game in one of the comics in which readers were challenged to spot the deliberate mistake. Now that I’m grown up (sort of), I play a similar game and it’s called Thought for the Day. This exciting game is an improvement on the old comic, […]

Christians and Muslims share perspectives on Holy Land trip

Christians and Muslims share perspectives on Holy Land trip

By John Woodhouse Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group   THE BISHOP of Kingston and Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra recently led the second “Sharing Perspectives: Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land” course at St George’s College, Jerusalem. Here, some of the participants reflect on the event   Bishop Richard Cheetham began by setting the course within a […]

A tale of two bishops

A tale of two bishops

By Andrew Carey It was a tale of two bishops at last week’s industrial tribunal hearing in Nottingham over the case of Jeremy Pemberton, a hospital chaplain who was refused a license because he entered into a same-sex marriage. Firstly, there was Bishop Richard Inwood, the acting diocesan bishop who didn’t really deserve to be […]

Would Jesus Christ Go See 50 Shades of Grey?

Would Jesus Christ Go See 50 Shades of Grey?

A wise man once said: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” But what if we want to love one another with a blindfold, a leather flail, and an iPod playing choral music? As the cinematic adaptation of kinky sex thrill-ride bummer 50 Shades of Grey arrives on […]

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