As Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day, Ian Paul reflects on the foolishness of the gospel
A Good Friday poem
Like each of us, Jesus was born into a political context; he lived and died experiencing its pressures, posturing, and power-mongering. Politics is wrapped up in the Gospel accounts of Jesus, from his birth to his execution: even the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross itself, carries with it profoundly political overtones. What, then, are the implications of this?
Can the Church of England offer a service of prayer and dedication to civil partnered and legally married same-sex couples given its current doctrine?
Our 19th Beer and Theology, in association with The Centre for Theology and Community and the Hurtado Jesuit Centre, will be on “Power and Vulnerability” with Loretta Minghella, First Church Estates Commissioner.
In this second part of his two-part article helping the church think about how it understands itself and the nature of its calling in a ‘post-truth’ world, David Atkinson relates Polanyi’s insights to a number of areas of Christian discipleship and the church’s witness.
In a two-part article helping the church think about how it understands itself and the nature of its calling in a ‘post-truth’ world, David Atkinson here introduces the life and work of Michael Polanyi and two key themes in his thought: The Way of Discovery and the key role of A Society of Explorers.
John Martin shares memories of Billy Graham and reflects on his life and ministry
In a talk given to bishops’ spouses, Alison Kings, draws on her experience as a psychotherapist and clergy spouse to explore six themes in relation to anger.
Peter Webster, author of a book on Michael Ramsey, sets the current Anglican-Methodist proposal in historical context.