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The fifty days of Easter Fr Crispin Harrison cr A devout lady of Caribbean extraction, who attended a London church, impressed me because her dresses and hats worn at Mass always followed the colours marking the Church's seasons. On Palm [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

The second half Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House The book of Job concludes with the hopeful message that 'the second half of his life was more fruitful than the first'. Now that I am fifty-something, I [...]

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Which way?

Francis Gardom on Choose Life Week 'I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before your life and death blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, loving [...]

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Intelligent Mr Slope

Hugh Baker puts a good word in for one of the fictional nineteenth century evangelical clergy He is possessed of more than average abilities, and is of good courage'. Thus the urbane Trollope says of Mr Slope, who achieves the [...]

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IX The Resurrection argument

Geoffrey Kirk on the significance of Christ's risen body For proponents of women priests, unable to carry the day with the argument that the maleness of Jesus is not 'soteriologically' significant [considered last month], the nature of his risen body [...]

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Abortion limit

J. Alan Smith wonders whether a lowering of the abortion time limit might have unexpected consequences detrimental to the pro-life cause . The Infant Life Preservation Act 1929 was enacted to close a legal loophole where a baby had been [...]

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Fostering vocations

Any new province or jurisdiction will need to have a clear policy on the nurturing of vocations to its ministry Ann Turner outlines the proposals of the FiF Working Party The task we were given was to produce a select [...]

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Unity for mission

Sister Mary Michael CHC on some lessons from John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), the first Bishop of Liverpool, who taught the importance of working together for the sake of evangelism, in spite of internal disagreements Staunch Evangelical though he was to [...]

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Light bulbs

Marigolds in olde-worlde English cottage gardens were not primarily part of a 'Homes & Gardens' decor, but a defence against witches, relations to the Transylvanian garlic that deterred vampires. To repel Satan, the witches' master, it was even worth throwing [...]

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The small lay church

In a final extract from the Evangelism Working Party report Philip North returns to the need for renewal among the laity and the importance of venturing into new, risk-taking areas So far we have discussed doing what we do at [...]

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