/April 1997 Articles

IN THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH

Robbie Low considers some aspects of the Christian response to death, bereavement and despair THIS WINTER HAS seen a disproportionate number of deaths amongst families and friends in many congregations and communities. Some expected, some sudden, some at great age, [...]

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PERIOD PAINS

Tom Sutcliffe wonders how long a "period of reception really is THERE ARE THREE potent phrases by which the Forward in Faith element of the Church of England sets great store: “universal church”, “period of reception”, and “two integrities” - [...]

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Faith of our Fathers

Angles on Gregory and Augustine QUITE HOW ANGEL-LIKE Pope St. Gregory the Great would have found the modern English tourist in Rome is a moot point. Pilgrims might fare a stage better perhaps. All the same Gregory’s inspiration, at the [...]

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YOUTH A PART IN SCHOOL

Sheila Fletcher argues that the key to enlivening religious education in schools is to meet children where they really are THE STATISTICS are disturbing. More than 93% of 14-21 year olds have no contact with any of the mainstream churches [...]

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CHRISTIANITY AND POLITICS

The second of our series "Reconstructing the Faith CHRISTIANITY HAS ALWAYS had a political aspect1: our Lord was crucified partly because the Roman powers feared He would start a revolution, and partly because Judas Iscariot thought He would not. The [...]

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CUR DEUS VIR?

In the light of Rowan Williams' recent letter, David Dale looks again at some of the evidence used to support women's ordination THE BISHOP OF Monmouth’s letter in last month’s New Directions raises fundamental issues. I hope that he will [...]

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