/May 1996 Articles

THEY’RE RUNNING TO REFORM

 - Reform Update A very depressed Mr. Lawrence of Bromley wrote to the Church of England Newspaper a couple of months ago complaining at the inactivity and silence of evangelical leaders and institutions in the face of the campaign for [...]

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LETTER FROM AMERICA

Stand up or be Put Down Standing up for Jesus. About half way through the main course at the annual banquet of the Church Army, the people at my table leapt to their feet and began singing. The pianist had [...]

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LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA

Coming Apart at the Eames Australia is a faraway country and many readers of New Directions are likely to conclude that ecclesiastical battles raging in the antipodes are of little significance for Anglicans elsewhere. Sydney is famous for being unlike [...]

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Synod Insider

PRIVATE MEMBER'S MISSION If the General Synod were to pass a resolution calling on all PCCs to do something, I wonder what your PCC would do? A lot of PCCs that I hear about are blissfully ignorant of anything the [...]

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POP GOES THE WEASEL

A Bugger-up in Bangor Eager to secure the passage through the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church of the legislation to ordain women to the priesthood, the Bishop of Edinburgh, the Most Revd Richard Holloway, proposed a motion assuring [...]

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

By Any Other Name I thought, at least until a few weeks ago, that I had Joseph Goebbels neatly pigeon-holed. The clerk’s son from the Rhineland was a cut above the house painter from Linz. He had a PhD, the [...]

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30 DAYS

EINSTEIN NEED NOT APPLY All right thinking people will surely applaud the BBC’s long overdue decision to pension off George Austin from Thought for the Day. His tiresome and repeated attempts to bring God into almost everything have endangered the [...]

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FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

ASCENSION Ascension Day is one of the most neglected festivals in the Church of England today. It always falls on a weekday, and this country unlike many continental countries, does not recognise its importance by making it a public holiday. [...]

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THE ROBBIE LOW INTERVIEW

Paul Johnson Some people make a journalist's life difficult - an impenetrable barrier of secretaries, press officers, media consultants, image massagers. Paul Johnson is one of the country's best known journalists and historians - I was half a minute into [...]

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BIBLICAL EXPOSITION

The Ultimate in Child Abuse: Isaiah 56 4-5 These verses speak of someone who had the utmost reason to feel Scripture had written him out of God's purpose of salvation. After the work of the Servant of the Lord in [...]

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