Paper presented to an interfaith gathering of Anglican Christians and Shi’a Muslims with a series of papers on “Mourning, Martyrdom and the Concept of Suffering” at the Islamic Centre London on 28th February 2004. Download the article.
This book is a delightful romp through a posse of the author’s reflections on the interaction of our human condition, and the consequences for our understanding of God. The chapters are very much bite sized reflections, which take you rapidly, though by no means lightly through a series of subjects ranging from the omnipotence of […]
Bishop Tom Wright of Durham in a recent article in the Guardian (October 18, 2003: That special relationship) helpfully compared the plight of the United Nations with that of the Anglican primates in the face of American unilateral actions. It would be unhelpful to stereotype those in leadership in America, and in ECUSA, as ugly […]
Headline Summary Bishops are leading the Church in a direction that is both orthodox and realistic Emphasis on the importance of Scripture is welcome: report takes the scholarly reading of Scripture seriously Affirms listening in a framework that is the fruit of earlier work Full Statement In the quagmire of current discussions on human sexuality, […]
God’s Richly Varied Wisdom: Joshua 1:1-9; Ephesians 3:1-13 ‘This was the grace God gave to me,’ wrote Paul: ‘to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ; and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; so that through […]
Canon Gene Robinson has made much of his being a symbol of inclusivism and an initiative to bring people on the margins into the centre of Church life. He and those who share his view need to appreciate that being inclusive must also involve the majority of Anglicans throughout the world who are distressed by […]
Fulcrum welcomes the fact that the Primates have found a way to keep the global Anglican Communion together, even if it is simply “a holding job”. A lot can be accomplished in a year and we hope the promised Commission will have an important educational role, both about issues of leadership and sexual ethics in […]
A paper written just prior to the Primate’s Meeting at Lambeth Dr David Jenkins, a former Bishop of Durham, is disillusioned with the Anglican Communion and suggests its dissolution (The Times, 13 October 2003). He considers that the churches should concentrate on mission and serving the flock within their national boundaries. This emphasis on nationalism […]