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 […]

Henry Olonga – Rain Stopped Stay

Henry Olonga – Rain Stopped Stay

In another African World Cup, the 2003 Cricket World Cup in Zimbabwe, Henry Olonga made headlines worldwide when he and Andy Flower wore black armbands, while playing for their host nation, to protest against the unjust policies of Robert Mugabe. Olonga had to flee for his life. Derek Walker hears about his brave stand and […]

Posting messages on Verona’s wall

Posting messages on Verona’s wall

Letters to Juliet (dir. Gary Winick, cert. PG) is a truly soppy chick-flick, based on the silly idea that there are loads of broken-hearted or lovelorn women writing letters to Juliet to be left under her balcony in Verona, which a team of secretaries then collect and reply to. OK, so it’s true – the […]

The pick of this summer’s conferences and retreats

The pick of this summer’s conferences and retreats

There are plenty of festivals and conferences to choose from this summer. Whether you are looking for some good teaching, music or a time to express yourself creatively there is something to choose from. Keswick Convention: Dates: July 17-23, July 24-30, July 31-August 6 Location: Keswick Started in 1875 by an Anglican and a Quaker […]

DVD of the Week: Invictus

DVD of the Week: Invictus

Invictus (dir. Clint Eastwood, cert. 12A) tells the story of South Africa’s victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, a coup for Nelson Mandela in his attempt to create a post-apartheid rainbow nation. Morgan Freeman, recovered from his 2008 car accident, plays Mandela, and a bulked-up Matt Damon plays François Pienaar, the captain of the […]

The perfect selection of books for summer reading

The perfect selection of books for summer reading

Seriously Funny Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas Authentic, pb, £8.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £6.99) These two have been best-selling authors for the last 20 years and now they have put together the correspondence that passed between them. Needless to say, the letters are funny and serious at the […]