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Ghostly Counsel

Andy Hawes    Recognising God’s Moment   Every aspect of the spiritual life has one purpose: to be attuned and responsive to the call of Christ in each moment. Those whose self-discipline and conformity to the commandments of God are [...]

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AFTERWORD

Robin Gill’s ethical perspectives on warfare, Christian Ethics: The Basics (Routledge, 2020)   The US Catholic Bishops’ 1983 pastoral letter The Challenge of Peace concludes emphatically that ‘the nuclear age is an era of moral as well as physical danger’: [...]

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TOUCHING PLACE

GREGORY, HEMINGSTONE, SUFFOLK   You don’t have to go far north of Ipswich to be deep into the countryside. On its low mound, Hemingstone church is well out of its village, adding to the feeling. From the south side (1) [...]

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POEMS

Good Friday   by Christina Rosetti   Am I a stone and not a sheep, That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross, To number drop by drop Thy blood’s slow loss  And yet not weep?   Not so [...]

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In peril on the sea

They had unsinkable faith, finds Adam Edwards, on the Titanic’s anniversary   This year, on Maundy Thursday, as the watch before the Altar of Repose ends and we move to the pain and desolation of Good Friday, spare a prayer [...]

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BOOKS * ARTS * CULTURE

A Great Place to Grow Old:  Re-imagining Ministry among Older People   Tina English  DLT London 2021 ISBN 0232534586   This is a useful manual for any church considering developing its ministry to older people. The distinction is made between ‘third [...]

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TREASURE IN CLAY JARS

Festus   It is almost too easy to pull the BBC up for its slips and mistakes but taxpayers might be interested in the brief interview it ran on BBC for the Queen’s accession anniversary in February. The Most Rev [...]

2022-05-23T15:19:34+00:00April 2022 Articles|

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

Christopher Smith   Many readers will remember a book about punctuation that came out some time ago (in 2003, to be precise) by Lynn Truss called Eats, Shoots and Leaves. The title was from a description of the panda bear [...]

2022-05-23T15:18:21+00:00April 2022 Articles|

MARCH DIARY

Thurifer   A popular public house and restaurant in my leafy suburb of Wokeburyfield Green now seeks to entice passers-by by boards advertising ‘a curated wine list’. Readers will be well aware of the noun curate. They used to abound [...]

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WANDERING BISHOP

Norman Banks   Over 400 actors and crew from Warner Bros filming a night scene for the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory prequel used my garden to position a massive crane with powerful arc lights to light up the night [...]

2022-05-23T15:16:54+00:00April 2022 Articles|
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