The Servant of Global Periti

John Martin outlines the new post of Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion, which Dr Graham Kings, currently Bishop of Sherborne, takes up on 16 July 2015. He gives some background to Dr Kings’s life and vocation and to the post, which was created by a partnership of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Durham University and the Church Mission Society.

World Anglicanism Today: Review of “Backpacking through the Anglican Communion” by Jesse Zink

The ‘backpacking’ journeys see Jesse in Northern Uganda, Bishop Gwynne College Juba (Sudan), Ecuador, Yei (Sudan), Owerri, Umuahia and Yola (all Nigeria), China and finally two more Sudanese destinations. He has developed a strong bond with Sudan. More of his writing is to be found on his blog and he is becoming an important advocate of the church in Southern Sudan: its story of spontaneous expansion mingled with terrible suffering and deprivation is a challenge to us all.

Pope Benedict and the Enigma of English Christianity

Pope Benedict and the Enigma of English Christianity by John Martin published with the kind permission of The Living Church In London’s East End stand two churches commemorating religious martyrs. A plaque in St. James Clerkenwell celebrates a line of succession from the Lollards, whose inspiration was the Bible translator John Wycliffe, to people burned at … Continue Reading

‘Letters to Lydia: ‘beloved Persis’, by Barbara Eaton

A book review of ‘Letters to Lydia: ‘beloved Persis’, by Barbara Eaton (Hypatia Trust, 2005), by John Martin, Head of Communication, Church Mission Society, Fulcrum Media Secretary and Reader in the Stepney Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London. Hypatia Trust, 2005 paperback, 410 pages, price £12.50 ISBN: 1872229549 Originally published in the Church of … Continue Reading