/October 2009 Articles

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the character of primitive Christian religion From the beginning, emphasis upon the true human nature of Christ was of great doctrinal importance in the face of certain strange ideas circulating over a considerable time. The New Testament [...]

2017-10-02T19:33:23+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the character of primitive Christian religion From the beginning, emphasis upon the true human nature of Christ was of great doctrinal importance in the face of certain strange ideas circulating over a considerable time. The New Testament [...]

2017-10-02T19:32:51+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

sacred vision

Rubens: Deposition from the Cross After the beeldenstorm (iconoclastic fury) of the early Calvinist reformation the churches of Flanders (and Antwerp in particular) were left naked of any ornamentation or religious imagery. With the Spanish re-conquest, Catholicism and its trappings [...]

2017-10-02T19:32:18+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

HEARING THE WORD

Church leaders Loyalty to an individual leader is not a basis for unity Patrick Henry Reardon, senior editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Few pastoral mistakes, over many centuries, have more seriously damaged the unity of the Church [...]

2017-10-02T19:31:40+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

devotional

Liturgical fidgeting I think our business as laymen is to take what we are given and make the best of it. And I think we should find this a great deal easier if what we were given was always and [...]

2017-10-02T19:31:05+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Sequential living Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House In the present uncertainties of church life it helps to remember that the Christian life is one of 'sequential living'. By this I mean that it is a life [...]

2017-10-02T19:30:31+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

reviews and previews

THE SACRED MADE REAL Spanish Painting & Sculpture National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Exhibition 21 October 2009-24January 2010 Admission charge In the years just before the Reformation the carving of religious statues in alabaster was one of England's leading industries. Thanks [...]

2017-10-02T19:29:54+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

A new style of bishop

Bishop Mott envisages Pastoral Bishops instead of CEOs for ACNA Archbishop Robert Duncan of the newly formed Anglican Church in North America has commented that the current Episcopal Church reflects a dysfunctional model of episcopacy, among other issues. He has [...]

2017-10-02T19:28:19+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

Absence of graciousness

After reading the Revd Clatworthy's reply to Archbishop Williams, Ivan Aquilina points out the importance of graciousness in debate and the need to reclaim the original meaning of 'dogma' and other terms As I was thinking about the Reflections of [...]

2017-10-02T19:27:41+00:00 October 2009 Articles|

Solid and dry

Are you wet? Digby Anderson on courage as a Christian virtue We orthodox Christians sometimes refer to our enemies as liberals. But there is another word that can help us understand them. There was a religious discussion on the radio [...]

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