Shared Confidences

Shared Confidences

By Jayne Ozanne   “It’s good to talk!” The macho cockney voice of Bob Hoskins encouraging men to pick up the phone (back then a landline almost certainly owned by BT) and talk still brings a smile to my face. It was one of the most successful consumer advertising campaigns of the 1990s, and upheld […]

Getting to the roots of the Christian faith

Getting to the roots of the Christian faith

By Peter Mullen   “It’s not possible to preach the whole gospel from the New Testament alone, but it is possible to preach it from the Old Testament alone.” When a friend of mine, a learned priest, said this the other day, it would be more than an understatement to say I was startled. But […]

Cameron the repeat offender

Cameron the repeat offender

  In its context it didn’t sound as bad as his critics claim, but with the use of the phrase ‘bunch of migrants’ David Cameron is proving himself to be a repeat offender. Worse still was his use of the word ‘swarm’ last summer, to describe the migrant problem then. He and his government colleagues […]

Fixing the date of Easter?

Fixing the date of Easter?

  By Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali There have been a number of reports in the Press about the Archbishop of Canterbury announcing impending ecumenical agreement for the date of Easter to be fixed for the second or third Sunday in April. Is this what has been agreed and, if so, is this desirable? From the earliest […]

Chichester responds to its critics

Chichester responds to its critics

  Months after its first astonishing announcement purporting to apologise for sexual abuse conducted against some unnamed ‘victim’ by the late, great Bishop George Bell, the Diocese of Chichester has at last begun to respond to many people who have criticised and lambasted it. Last October you will remember that the Bishop of Chichester settled […]

Who will save the Communion?

Who will save the Communion?

  By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden   Media reports prior to the Canterbury gathering heavily trailed as a resolution to the current crisis that Churches might remain in communion with Canterbury while some were not in communion with others. Our hope and prayer is that the Communion will take a firmer line than this […]

Your 12-month financial fitness plan

Your 12-month financial fitness plan

By Kathy Freeman CAP With the festive season over, it’s easy to feel guilty about how much money you spent, but that’s not going to fix it. Just like we need to cut back on the mince pies to stop our waistline expanding further, the sooner we take action on our finances the sooner our […]

I said yes! A journey to faith in Taiwan

I said yes! A journey to faith in Taiwan

    During their time at St John’s University in Taipei, Taiwan, students’ lives are often changed forever. According to mission partner Catherine Lee, who works at St John’s, “many clergy in the diocese of Taiwan first became Christians here.” Catherine, who works in chaplaincy and leads English-learning groups at St John’s, asked one student, […]

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