The Gospel and the Catholic Church

The Gospel and the Catholic Church

By Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali   We live in a time of paradox. On the one hand, interest in things Anglican has never been greater. Evangelicals in many parts of the world continue to be attracted to the ways in which Anglican ministry is ordered and in the worshipfulness of Anglican liturgical tradition. The Orthodox churches […]

The choice of the new books

The choice of the new books

A major theme of Tom Wright’s work is that Israel’s continuing sense of exile was an important issue in the emergence of Christianity. In Exile, edited by James M Scott (IVP Academic), a number of leading scholars discuss Wright’s thesis. The book opens with an essay by Wright and closes with his response to the […]

Exploring the Psalms afresh

Exploring the Psalms afresh

Books to enhance your Lenten preparation Songs of the Spirit– A psalm a day for Lent and Easter (SPCK) by the Rev Dr Megan Daffern invites readers to have a fresh look at the Psalms. Daffern, who is Chaplain at Jesus College, Oxford, said she wants to ‘broaden the relevance of Psalms study to connect with […]

London Diocese unites to tackle homelessness in the capital

London Diocese unites to tackle homelessness in the capital

A Chat with The Rt Rev Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney CLERGY in London parishes can help tackle homelessness day-to-day, according to the Bishop of Stepney, the Rt Rev Adrian Newman, who is championing the Diocese of London Homelessness Appeal: Tackling Homelessness Together. According to the Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden and Acting […]

What does the Bible say about sport?

What does the Bible say about sport?

Welcome to our new Christians in Sport column. In the first of the series, Christians in Sport volunteer and Church of England minister Pete Nicholas considers how faith and sport are linked   Sport is a huge part of life for millions of people in the UK. Here are some of the stats involved: 15.97 […]

Hoping in Hope

Hoping in Hope

By Rev Canon J John   Popular belief has it that the third Monday of January is the most depressing time of the year. In fact this is probably now one of those self-fulfilling prophecies that will indeed prove to be true. Whatever the case, it’s certainly true that January, with cold rain lashing against […]

Understanding churches

Understanding churches

Unlocking the Church William Whyte OUP, hb, £16.99   The Rise and Fall of the Incomparable Liturgy Bryan D Spinks SPCK, pb, £19.99   Both these books offer thought-provoking and well-researched accounts of change in the Church of England (Bryan Spinks ranges wider to take in the US Episcopal Church). Spinks is concerned with the […]

A tantalising glimpse of hope

A tantalising glimpse of hope

Rachel Parry, USPG’s Director of Global Relations, reflects on an inspiring but challenging trip to meet peace advocates in Israel/Palestine   Anglican Life USPG     I spent a life-changing four days in Israel/Palestine last year and have been reflecting deeply on it ever since. I was in a mixed Christian and Jewish group from […]

Churches and the domestic agenda

Churches and the domestic agenda

Ross Hendry   Ross Hendry, Chief Executive of Spurgeons Children’s Charity, comments on the role of the church in bridging the gap between the government’s domestic agenda to support those in society who need it most   What does the new deputy chairman of the Conservative Party have in common with a vicar in West […]