Confluence: Maundy Thursday 2023 Confluence of Word and flesh, in Palestine; Confluence of Spirit and our spirits, in our bodies; Confluence of Body and Blood, in bread and wine. Crossed: Good Friday 2023 Delight of the Father, darkened. Begotten, unmade; Glory, gorified; Chosen, forsaken; Filler, emptied; Immensity, squeezed; Gatherer, isolated; Teacher, distraught; Walker, lamed; Welcomer, woe-begone; Renovator, … Continue Reading
“Rowing, not rowing” was the Economist’s elliptical, intriguing headline (9th Jan 2016), prior to the make-or-break 2016 “Primates’ Meeting” of the Anglican Communion concerning the looming rift over issues of sexuality. The subheading was: “The archbishop of Canterbury tries to save the Anglican Communion.” This alluded to Justin Welby’s undergraduate experience as a cox of the first … Continue Reading
Introduction The first religious experience that I can remember is getting under the nursery table to pray that the dancing mistress might be dead before we got to her dancing class. This is how Gwen Raverat begins her chapter on Religion, in Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood (p. 210). Thankfully, her prayer was not answered. In this witty, autobiographical … Continue Reading
Introduction 2021 is the Silver Jubilee of the official opening of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (CCCW) at Westminster College, Cambridge, which took place on January 22, 1996. The Centre was then known as the Henry Martyn Library for mission studies and world Christianity. These 25 years have seen extraordinary growth. The doyen of 20th-century scholars of Christian-Muslim … Continue Reading
The phrase “Electoral College” has been much discussed recently around the election of the new President of the United States of America. An older “Electoral College,” the Papal Conclave of the College of Cardinals, meets in the Sistine Chapel of the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican whenever a new pope is to be elected. In … Continue Reading
In preparing for our retirement move to Cambridge later this summer, I rediscovered a paper I had written 37 years ago. I prepared it for a workshop which I was leading on ‘Combating Racism in Britain’ for the ‘Eclectics’ conference of 1983. This group of evangelical Anglican clergy, under the age of 40, was founded originally … Continue Reading
This article was first published on the Covenant website and in the Church of England Newspaper, 17 Jan 2020, and is reproduced with permission. On May 5–8 this year, I will be leading a retreat on Women in the Bible at Launde Abbey. What do I hope people will get out of this retreat? That … Continue Reading
This book, by a master historian, is exceptional and well worth buying, reading, and referencing. No theological or historical library should be without it.
Using prose and poetry Graham Kings explores remembering, thinking, and imagining drawing on Augustine of Hippo, Anselm of Canterbury and Rowan Williams.
Graham Kings offers reflections on the recent Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion conference in Suva, Fiji and links to the papers presented.