Coping for Christmas

The Vestry Busy, anxious, checking, calming Dressing, processing, light bearing Waiting, announcing   The aisle Silence as the full church waits The silence deepens, becomes experience of itself Attentive, expectant, delight brimming over, flowing into waiting   The nave Candles burn, choir poised, parents proud, daughters excited The story is repeated Hodie Christus natus est … Continue Reading

'Republic of Heaven': a Fulcrum Review of Jonathan Clark's book by Sarah Cawdell

Fulcrum Book Review of Jonathan Clark, The Republic of Heaven (SPCK, 2008) by Sarah Cawdell Jonathan Clark is chair of affirming Catholicism UK and a member of General Synod. He has been a university chaplain and worked in theological education. He is now a parish priest, Rector of Stoke Newington, Hackney, London. The Republic of … Continue Reading

Fulcrum review of ‘Time to Pray’

Time to Pray by the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England Price: £12.99 Fulcrum review by Sarah Cawdell “Time, give me more time,” squeals Bilbo Baggins in desperation as the hungry Gollum desires the answer to a riddle much less than a bite or two of the scared hobbit. And so say all of … Continue Reading

‘Spiritual Fitness’ Christian Character in a Consumer Society by Graham Tomlin – Fulcrum Review

Fulcrum review by Sarah Cawdell of ‘Spiritual Fitness: Christian Character in a Consumer Society’ (London: Continuum, 2006), by Graham Tomlin, Principal of St Paul’s Theological Centre, near Holy Trinity Brompton. Graham Tomlin is principal of St Paul’s Theological Centre, a recent institute, based at St Paul’s Onslow Square and sponsored by Holy Trinity Brompton, London. … Continue Reading

‘Hospitality as Holiness: Christian witness amid moral diversity’ – Fulcrum Review

By Luke Bretherton Ashgate Aldershot 2006 – ISBN-10:07546 5372 2 A Fulcrum review by Sarah Cawdell Luke Bretherton is Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at King’s College London. He has previously worked on SEITE a non-residential ecumenical ministry training course, and at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London. This book is a revision … Continue Reading