Let me be perfectly clear: I am not saying that the Islamic State’s ideology is the only interpretation of Islam, nor that it is the ‘correct’ one. What I am saying is that it is a reasoned interpretation. And that is a problem which needs to be understood.
The narrative that atrocities committed by jihadi groups has everything to do with Islam is therefore as false as the counter-narrative that the atrocities have nothing to do with Islam. Both are in denial and selective in their readings of texts, history and contemporary realities.
Fulcrum’s first Pivot^Point event took place on 18th September 2014 at St James the Less, Pimlico in Central London. The theme was Growing God’s Kingdom – through Intentional Evangelism. The speakers were Revd Canon Chris Russell, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Evangelism and Witness, and Dr Elaine Storkey, President of Fulcrum. The evening was introduced & facilitated by Revd Lis Goddard […]
Too often accused of being ‘never knowingly understood’, Rowan Williams has written a lucid book for lay people on the basics of Christianity.
The result of Scotland’s Independence Referendum on Thursday still looks too close to call. On Friday we will know and, whatever happens, things cannot and should not ever be the same again for Scotland or the rest of the United Kingdom. Whatever the outcome, three major challenges are already obvious.
David Barclay. a Scot living in England, explains why he thinks we are better together.
Doug Gay, active in the campaign for a YES vote, sets out why he is voting for independence
THIS is a hugely important book. It is about the end of a habitable earth, and how to avert that.
This paper, subtitled “Some reflections on Indaba in the Anglican Communion by a realistic traditionalist” was written for the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba Project, in conjunction with a North American meeting of the project held at Virginia Seminary, in April 2010. As the Church of England begins its Shared Conversations at the College of Bishops we are grateful for permission to republish it on Fulcrum
The decision is a far-reaching one, so it is important to be clear on exactly what it is about. I offer here no argument for or against independence but merely one proposal as to how to construe what is being decided.
One of the books I read over the summer was Andrew Atherstone’s fascinating biography of Justin Welby. It is a considerably expanded version of the short book which Atherstone wrote immediately after it was announced that Welby would be Archbishop. The first thing which strikes you in opening the book is the thoroughness of the research. Atherstone has […]
Too often, conservatives destroy. When conservatives destroy, it’s most often when they seek to liberate illiberally. Perhaps you’re a witness. The new leader arrives, eyes filled with passion, and head filled with thoughts about the struggles of the surrounding world and how they threaten the institution he’s called to lead. Perhaps it’s a school or […]
One of the texts often quoted in defence of the concept of ‘male headship’ is 1 Tim 2. 8 – 15, although, of course, the language of ‘head’ comes from 1 Corinthians. It is presented as a definitive statement of the Apostle’s view about the impermissibility of women teaching or exercising authority over men in the Church….However, there is another way of looking at this text.