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Medication or meditation?

Medication or meditation?

Popping painkillers for pain is so ‘last year’, according to many articles. What’s new and exciting is using mindfulness techniques to calm pain and anxiety. In the new film Cake…

Young people hear the call to the ministry

Young people hear the call to the ministry

A recent report from the Church of England revealed that young people (those under 30) currently make up about a quarter of all the people accepted for training with the…

Is there room for forgiveness in the Middle East?

Is there room for forgiveness in the Middle East?

The seven-week Marriage Course was created by Holy Trinity, Brompton, and based on the same model as the Alpha Course. The fourth session is on forgiveness and follows evenings on…

50 Shades of boundaries

50 Shades of boundaries

By J John With global sales running into the tens of millions, Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels by EL James are not so much books as a…

Opening the Bible for everyone

Opening the Bible for everyone

If we were to do a short survey in your church about Bible reading habits, what do you think we would find? Research from Bible Society suggests that our engagement…

Free speech on campus?

Free speech on campus?

I’m not sure that knowing the identity of so-called ‘Jihadi John’ the British-accented jihadist who has presided over killing of western hostages, has told us very much. On the one…

A Lot Like Eve

A Lot Like Eve

Church House bookshop was packed for the launch of the Rev Joanna Jepson’s book A Lot Like Eve. Quite a contrast with a previous launch of a book on sexuality…

The perils of secularism for the Church of England

The perils of secularism for the Church of England

The French legal constitutional norm of Laïcité, or secularism as perhaps the closest English translation, is no mere revolutionary antique but rather a zealously held principle, rising in esteem in…

NT Wright under fire

NT Wright under fire

Bishop Tom Wright will not lose sleep over objections to the University of the South’s decision to award him an honorary doctorate because of his views about sexuality but he…

A vital resource that can help all new Christians in their faith

A vital resource that can help all new Christians in their faith

Since it was launched in 2009, Church Army’s Now a Christian course has introduced thousands of people to Jesus and helped new believers grow in their faith. So we are…

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