Faith and science examine the Fall

Faith and science examine the Fall

Evolution and the Fall William T Cavanaugh and James K Smith (ed) Eerdmans, pb.   Many people will be tempted to buy this volume by the names of the two editors, both outstanding theologians, one a Roman Catholic and the other a Pentecostal. They will not be disappointed. This is a first-rate collection of essays […]

Loving God’s world

Loving God’s world

By The Rt Revd Paul Bayes   Last week I saw this editorial from the Scientific American. [The New Science of Sex and Gender – Scientific Americanhttp://bit.ly/2ycwwIT]. It is not itself a piece of science, but I was moved on reading it to tweet this: “The real world is complex, and we find out more […]

You can. We can. Toucan.

You can. We can. Toucan.

A Chat With Mark and Christine Daniel When he picked her up for their first date Mark Daniel was in leathers and on his motorbike. All these years later when I met them, it was Christine who was wearing the leather jacket. They were here to talk about their new relationship app, Toucan. And there […]

A Chat With Stu G: God at the Bottom of Life

A Chat With Stu G: God at the Bottom of Life

We sometimes envy those with successful careers, but – as public figures from Tony Hancock to Caroline Aherne have shown us – inside their skin, they may be living in a far more fearful world than their public face reveals. Stu Garrard had lots going for him. Guitarist with trailblazing worship band Delirious?, he had […]

Back to basics with the Bible

Back to basics with the Bible

Richard Borgonon has been a busy man. He has just returned from South Africa where he gave 28 talks in four cities in 10 days. He was there to promote The Word One to One, a brilliant resource that enables everyone, whatever their background or biblical knowledge, to share the faith with their friends. It […]

100 Great Leading Well Ideas

100 Great Leading Well Ideas

By Canon Peter Shaw   What is at the heart of leading well?We are buffeted with ideas from many different people.We can feel overwhelmed by the expectations that are loaded upon us.We want to read something that is clear and straightforward that stimulates us to find our own solutions to issues we are addressing. The new book, […]

Reformation 500: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

Reformation 500: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

By Rev Karl Przywala   2017, as well as being the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canadian Confederation, is also the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation (causing me to be confused at times, as to whether I should be writing 150 or 500!). Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Vancouver marked the 150th […]

A defender of the rights of conscience

A defender of the rights of conscience

The Pope and the Professor Thomas Albert Howard OUP, hb, £35.00   “He knew everything,” WE Gladstone wrote of his friend, the German historian Ignaz von Döllinger. “If the tale of such a life is not told it will be a fraud upon mankind.” Thomas Albert Howard recognises the pressure Gladstone placed upon future biographers […]

A book that changed the life of the church

A book that changed the life of the church

James Catford   When Richard Foster wrote his masterpiece Streams of Living Water 20 years ago this year, there was little to prepare him for the events that were to unfold. Published by one of the three largest global publishers at the time, Harper Collins, the book was quick to make an impact. Richard toured […]