Religious Voices in Public Places

Religious Voices in Public Places

Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan (editors) OUP, hb, £65.00 Religion is back as a major force on the world stage. Reports of the death of God proved premature. But while this may be good news for the pastors of mega churches in the US or Pentecostals in Latin America or South Korea it poses problems […]

This week’s Recipe

This week’s Recipe

Game Pie Ingredients – Serves 6-8 40g butter 4 pheasant breasts, diced 2 duck breasts, diced 350g bacon rashers, rinded and diced 2 large onions, sliced 3 large carrots, sliced 4 celery sticks, sliced 600ml beef stock 225ml red wine 1 bay leaf 1tbsp cornflour 2tbsp port or sherry 3tbsp redcurrant jelly 225g puff pastry […]

Fourteen Days for Fair Trade

Fourteen Days for Fair Trade

By Graham Gendall Norton This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight began on Monday: its last day will be Sunday March 7. Readers in the USA may be a little bemused, as the term “fortnight” is not used there. (In America, they say “bi-weekly”). They don’t push “Fair” together with “Trade”, either, but let them stand separately. The […]

Sunday Readings for February 28, 2010

Sunday Readings for February 28, 2010

Lent 2 – Year C Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 God chooses whom he will bless and reward in this world, and some have found his favour in great abundance. One of the foremost is Abram, whose faith in God was very great. Abram possessed great wealth, because the Lord had […]

Sunday Readings for 21 February 2010

Lent 1 – Year C Deuteronomy 26.1-11         Romans 10.8b – 13         Luke 4.1-13 Every living creature needs food and water, things which are both everyday commodities and yet infinitely precious to us. At the very beginning, in Genesis, we are told how God provided for our needs in the course of creating the world in […]

Sunday Readings for February 14, 2010

Sunday before Lent – Year C – Quinquagesima Exodus 34:29-35 2 Cor. 3:12 – 4:2 Luke 9:28-43a In the course of biblical history God progressively reveals himself to the human race, so that we may know our Creator and come to love him, and so fulfil God’s loving purpose for us, to glorify God, and […]

Sunday Readings for February 7, 2010

2 before Lent – Year C – Sexagesima Genesis 2.4b-9, 15-25 Revelation 4 Luke 8.22-25 While scientists continue to study the physics of the way in which the universe was created, and debate continues about Creation and evolution, the Book of Genesis itself tells us what we need to know about God and the created […]

Sunday Readings for January 31, 2010

Epiphany 4 – Year C Ezekiel 43:27 – 44:4 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 2:22-40 Just as the Temple was built according to precise instructions, so there is a detailed and complicated set of rituals which are to be performed within it. The prescribed ceremonies provide a way of enacting the spiritual processes which are involved, […]