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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

RUMBLINGS FROM THE CAVERN It seems almost indecent of a "youth event" to have a Silver Jubilee, but while the Church of England was enjoying the exposure assured it by the Nine O'clock Service, the rest of us were celebrating [...]

30 Days

NAME IT AND CLAIM IT A preacher at a famous south London non conformist church was surprised by latecomers at a morning service recently. Two Imams and a "large man in a suit" came and sat in the front row. [...]

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

Reconsidering allegorical Interpretation As the Oxford Reformers began to rediscover their High Church foundations of the seventeenth century, they immediately encountered the patristic ethos of the Caroline divines, who specially revered Augustine. Owen Chadwick wrote: ...a momentous difference to the [...]

ROBBIE LOW INTERVIEWS

The English view of the American is traditionally ambivalent. The old truism “What America did yesterday England will do tomorrow”, is usually uttered with a resignation that conceals a mixture of horror and excitement. Deep personal friendships and battle hardened [...]

BIBLICAL EXPOSITION

By What Authority?: Mark 7:1-23 In our Christian faith we need a court of appeal to which we can turn when we find ourselves in disagreement with one another. This passage tells of a conflict between two possible sources of [...]

NOT THE GOOD BOOK

John Broadhurst considers some recent translations of the Bible and finds them less than attractive Most of the clergy have had to struggle with New Testament Greek so that they can understand the original text and grasp the nuances of [...]

THE BAND PLAYED ON

Terry Kelshaw observes the spin doctors of American Anglicanism rendering the unpalatable acceptable. This has not been a good year for the Episcopal Church in the United States. Some would say it has not been a good decade, with unprecedented [...]

DEVOTIONAL MEDITATION

Harvest Thanksgiving It is very easy to be cynical about so called "folk religion". An expression of this vague attachment to the Christian Faith has been the popularity of the Harvest Thanksgiving. It is significant that this commemoration was nowhere [...]

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