/January 2009 Articles

Ghostly Counsel

Gifts Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House The account in Matthew's Gospel of the Magi tells us that they 'brought out of their treasures gold and frankincense and myrrh'. It would appear that they had carried other [...]

2017-10-01T17:44:41+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

Comeback for 2009

After a year characterized by many blasts from the past, Alan Edwards wonders if this might be the year for a welcome revival of the BCP Last year was a good time for Comeback Kids. Joe Kinnear, one-time manager of [...]

2017-10-01T17:43:51+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

I want it all!

Hugh Baker explains why the modern quest for perfection, inspired by consumerism, is a misguided attempt at achieving happiness and is incompatible with Christian values I recently asked my congregation which TV programme they would ban, if they could. I [...]

2017-10-01T17:42:23+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

All things to all men

Andy Hawes offers a personal perspective on the challenges that face all who seek to minister within our fractured church I am a card-carrying member of FiF and I stick rigidly to its Statement on Communion. This means that I [...]

2017-10-01T17:41:51+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

Heavenly clothing

Paul Griffin describes how a painted church ceiling in Suffolk illustrates the Christian understanding of the difference between this life and the next St Mary's Church, at Huntingfield in Suffolk, has a remarkable painted ceiling, executed by Mrs Holland, the [...]

2017-10-01T17:41:09+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

Parish planting

Not everyone supports church plants, but critics tend to ignore the fact that there are two kinds of plant. Julian Mann explains the difference Liberals blogging on Thinking Anglicans are attacking GAFCON-supporting church plants following NEAC5 and the schismatic label [...]

2017-10-01T17:39:30+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

Quit you like men

John Richardson reflects on what it means to be a man of God's word and why the virtues of manliness are more readily associated with Islam than with Christianity A theme I was asked to consider recently was 'Being men [...]

2017-10-01T17:38:55+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

God’s own appointment?

George Austin explains how the behaviour of the World Council of Churches in past decades could have encouraged Robert Mugabe's belief that his actions have the Churches'approval Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has declared that 'only God' gave him the power [...]

2017-10-01T17:38:09+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

God’s own appointment?

George Austin explains how the behaviour of the World Council of Churches in past decades could have encouraged Robert Mugabe's belief that his actions have the Churches'approval Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has declared that 'only God' gave him the power [...]

2017-10-01T17:35:48+00:00 January 2009 Articles|

God’s own appointment?

George Austin explains how the behaviour of the World Council of Churches in past decades could have encouraged Robert Mugabe's belief that his actions have the Churches'approval Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has declared that 'only God' gave him the power [...]

2017-10-01T17:35:09+00:00 January 2009 Articles|