The Quest for Truth and Freedom: Some Polanyian reflections (I) – Introducing Michael Polanyi to a post-truth world

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.

The Wreck of Catholic Identity: Marriage Canon Revision in the Scottish Episcopal Church

“In holding the Committee’s work up to the measure of each member of the “Anglican tripod”, we are asking how well it has succeeded in doing what it set out to do … The question our review raises is …. how to conceive and discuss new pastoral initiatives in faithfulness to the catholic Christian identity the church professes”.

An Agonistic Ecclesiology – on Ephraim Radner’s “A Brutal Unity”

“One of the most arresting studies of the Christian Church that I know of….Never has disunity been exposed to such a damning indictment as in this book. Rarely has the conciliar path to convergence been portrayed with such insight. But what to do when warring Christians will neither meet nor talk, is a further – and seemingly intractable – question”

Brian McLaren and the Bible

As part of their Bible debate series, Brian had an online discussion with Andrew Wilson from King’s Church in Eastbourne, and their two perspectives feature in a pair of articles in this month’s Christianity magazine…To me, McLaren’s position has three major problems to it.

Je suis dans le Christ

Our identity comes from Christ, the representative human who stands both in solidarity with us, and as a substitute for us. This means that what is true of Jesus by nature, is also true of us by grace. It is a unique identity that defines us above all others.