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, […]

Resolutely passionate

Resolutely passionate

  By Jayne Ozanne Accepting Evangelicals So what will your New Year’s Resolution be? Will you even bother I wonder? Why even think about it when you know you’ll just give them up after a few weeks and settle back down into old habits, which are as familiar as the time-worn Christmas carols you’ve just […]

Canterbury must fall??

Canterbury must fall??

By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden The current debate about whether Oriel College should remove the statue of its major benefactor Cecil Rhodes has many lessons for the upcoming Primates’ gathering at Canterbury. A young African Rhodes scholar, benefitting from Rhodes’ legacy, wants the statue removed since it honours someone who from a 21st century […]

David Suchet: faith, the Bible and doubt

David Suchet: faith, the Bible and doubt

  By Jo May   In 2010, David Suchet, the English actor perhaps best known for his role as detective Poirot, received a letter in the post from a lady in Northern Ireland who had MS and whose sight had gone as a result. A friend gave her an old audio cassette of John’s Gospel […]

The real significance of Advent

The real significance of Advent

  By Peter Mullen   Bloated from too much chocolate, giddy on mulled wine and suffocating under piles of tinsel, we forget that the coming of Jesus Christ, which we pray for in our Advent hymns, is his coming to judgement. Modern Christians shy away from the idea of judgement. But modern debunkers are not […]

The true weapon of the Church is Jesus

The true weapon of the Church is Jesus

    General Synod enthusiastically voted for bombing in the Syrian theatre of war, so as to create safe pathways for migrant refugees to flow outwards to safe havens and Europe. And at the same time this is the main political story playing out in the UK: after the Paris outrage should the UK join […]

How cows are helping the world’s poorest

How cows are helping the world’s poorest

  THE CHARITY Send a Cow is fulfilling a Christian Mandate to help the poorest help themselves. That’s the view of its pioneering chief executive officer, Simon Barnes. He was delighted this week when the Department for International Development said it will match all donations to Send A Cow until Christmas. “Now is the time […]