/July 2007 Articles

Psychoanalysing Jesus

Psychologists cannot hope to analyse the self-consciousness of Jesus Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Jesus, as he appears in the gospels, resists mans efforts to comprehend him. There is a sense [...]

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devotional

Intercession and holiness Prof. Raymond Chapman Intercession raises more questions than any other aspect of prayer. Although the idea of asking or supplication is the root meaning of the word 'prayer' itself, some spiritual writers have regarded it as inferior [...]

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To the point

V Liturgical tinkering A lady in my congregation objects to the use of incense. Her latest tactic is to say that the new legislation which will ban smoking in bars will also apply to incense in churches. Is she right? [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Unhappy churchgoing Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House For many people, attending church is not a happy experience! Although the call to worship the Divine is one that many respond to, they find that the church is [...]

2017-09-30T15:05:39+00:00 July 2007 Articles|

Down Lambeth way

Gerry O'Brien looks ahead to the 2008 Lambeth Conference, and wonders as an Evangelical whether there is any rationale behind the Archbishop of Canterbury's invitation policy The invitations to Lambeth 2008 have been issued. The Archbishop of Canterbury has summoned [...]

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Fr John Macquarrie

An Oxford priest offers a brief appreciation of a great Anglican theologian who helped many hold on to and deepen their faith Reminiscing a short time ago about his time at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was Lady Margaret Professor [...]

2017-09-30T15:03:21+00:00 July 2007 Articles|

The justice argument

The exclusion of women from the sacred ministry is fundamentally unjust Geoffrey Kirk reviews one of the key arguments in favour of women bishops It was the second wave of liberal feminism, originating in the 1960s, which sought to secure [...]

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Clergy burn-out

Jonathan Redvers Harris considers the 'No smoking'signs and on a lighter note how it might affect vicarages On 1 July 2007, the Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations 2007, made under the Health Act 2006, came into force. These require the positioning of [...]

2017-09-30T15:00:58+00:00 July 2007 Articles|

The God we trust

Simon Heans examines Rowan Williams' latest book, Tokens of Trust, and disagrees with his assertion that Christian faith begins as a general belief in the existence of God For many years I had to teach two periods of General Divinity [...]

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The seeds take root

George Austin continues to trace the relationship between Church and State and shows how politics has influenced appointments through the centuries The seeds of the present situation in Church/State relations in England took root in its earliest days, with the [...]

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