/February 2008 Articles

Equality

From 1662 for 400 years Anglican congregations were publicly addressed as 'Dearly beloved brethren...' For the first 300 years I doubt if one lady worshipper ('sister'?) felt in the least slighted. Oh, the ignorance of those dark days! I say [...]

2017-09-30T19:37:16+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

Costly bishops

Despite the ongoing financial problems faced by the CofE, bishops' expenses and housing costs have risen dramatically. George Austin calls for an investigation of this issue It was a bit of harmless fun at the bishops' expense (or perhaps expenses) [...]

2017-09-30T19:36:34+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

Ardour in the laity

In a second excerpt from the Working Party report, Philip North continues his passionate and provocative manifesto of renewal from last month with a plea for a more serious renewal of the laity There are many ways in which renewal [...]

2017-09-30T19:35:58+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

Ardour in the laity

In a second excerpt from the Working Party report, Philip North continues his passionate and provocative manifesto of renewal from last month with a plea for a more serious renewal of the laity There are many ways in which renewal [...]

2017-09-30T19:35:33+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

Reading Scripture

God reveals himself in modern experience - true or false? Peter Toon investigates the real foundation of the view that same-sex affection can be a form of holiness Today, within the old-line Protestant churches, and not least within The Episcopal [...]

2017-09-30T19:34:59+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

Stop the progress

Digby Anderson urges an emphatic rejection of the reforming theology of the Seventies and a return to far older values if we are truly to re-evangelize the nation In the New Directions of January 2008, Fr Philip North wrote of [...]

2017-09-30T19:34:20+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

Terms of service

The draft legislation on clergy Terms of Service will return to General Synod in February. Below is part of a talk given by Paul Benfield, a member of Synod, in which he outlined his concerns that not enough has been [...]

2017-09-30T19:20:23+00:00 February 2008 Articles|

comment

In what looks like a rush to pre-empt the CofE, the Church in Wales has published a draft Bill to enable women to be ordained as bishops. It is a strange confection. It begins by claiming that it is 'now [...]

2017-09-30T19:17:01+00:00 February 2008 Articles|