/January 2004 Articles

Ghostly Counsel

St Paul instructed the Galatians, ‘Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor’ (Galatians 5.6 NIV). Paul is writing here about the ministry of Spiritual Direction; he is describing the exchange of gifts [...]

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The unwanted debate

Nicholas Turner looks for something better than the bishops' discussion document Smart, stylish and not concerned to be reader-friendly. 368 pages of densely packed, numbered paragraphs, in measured crypto-academic prose. This is Some issues in human sexuality. The bizarre title, [...]

2017-09-16T11:10:15+00:00 January 2004 Articles|

Out of the ARC

Geoffrey Kirk reflects on the meaning of recent ecumenical events Did he go or was he pushed? The exchange of letters between Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, and Archbishop Rowan Williams, proffering and [...]

2017-09-16T11:09:04+00:00 January 2004 Articles|

Halting Ecumenism

John Hind reflects on the ecumenical conclusions to be draw from some recent events The ecumenical fall-out of Gene Robinson’s consecration as Bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire has been considerable. Some churches have reacted negatively to the action itself, while [...]

2017-09-16T11:08:15+00:00 January 2004 Articles|

Letter from America

Excerpts from a letter delivered to Bishop Michael Curry by a number of priests in the Diocese of North Carolina November 26, 2003 Dear Bishop Curry, Your support of the ordination of Canon Eugene Robinson and vote to acknowledge the [...]

2017-09-16T11:07:45+00:00 January 2004 Articles|


We would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year. But, at New Directions, we are more realistic. The year of Our Lord 2004 will be a critical one for his Church. In the Great Communion of the [...]

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