Examining liberal theology

Examining liberal theology

Reclaiming Liberal Theology Ian Bradley Continuum, pb, £18.99; (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £14.71) For All That Has Been Thanks Rowan Williams and Joan Chittister Canterbury, hb, £14.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £9.38) When Ian Bradley wrote to his publisher and suggested a book […]

Reverse Image

Reverse Image

Derek Walker speaks to the creators of Rev, BBC2’s new comedy drama about a rural vicar thrown into urban life. In Dad’s Army, he was wet; in The Simpsons he is condescending; Dick Emery’s was insincere; Father Ted (like All Gas and Gaiters) gave us an unholy trinity of the dipso womanizer, the hopeless and […]

Sunday Readings for July 4, 2010

Trinity 5 – Proper 9 – Year C Isaiah 66:10-16 Galatians 6:1-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 There are many attributes of God in which we rejoice, and ought to seek to emulate as creatures made in his likeness: not least the justice which characterises all his actions, and undergirds all his laws. It is at the […]

Questions of church unity

Questions of church unity

My job as a parish priest is to live out on a local level what church and society deal with on a national and international basis. Governments can lay down broad parameters of social behavior, but it is we as the local congregations, who have to work out the implications. What is the reality of […]

DVD choice: The Lovely Bones

DVD choice: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones Cert 12/ 129 mins In The Lovely Bones, Susie Salmon, an ordinary 14-year-old girl with everything to live for, is confronted by the destructive lust of an older man. He lures and traps Susie, brutally raping and murdering her. Intriguingly, the story is told by Susie from beyond the grave – in […]

Evangelicals at University

Evangelicals at University

Meeting Jesus at University: Rites of Passage and Student Evangelicals Edward Dutton Ashgate, hb, £50 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £47.50) According to its author, this book is intended as a contribution to what he describes as the ‘under-studied but important area’ of student evangelism (by which he means the […]

‘Making God Possible’ explores clergy role

‘Making God Possible’ explores clergy role

Making God Possible, Alan Billings SPCK, pb, £14.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £8.76) Alan Billings has had wide experience as a parish priest, as a theological educator, and as Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council. He is also a skilled communicator known to many for his broadcasts on ‘Thought […]

Time to ‘Dream’ in Liverpool, and beyond…

Time to ‘Dream’ in Liverpool, and beyond…

By Bishop Graham Cray Fresh expressions of church are only properly understood in the context of a ‘mixed economy church’. The mixed economy is not a rhetorical device to allow the newer to coexist with the older. It is a commitment to maintain the unity and common life of the Spirit across an increasingly diverse […]