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MARRIAGE CUSTOMS OF THE PRESENT AGE It all began with the couple who wanted to get married in Bali. They arrived at the door of the Vicarage clutching a form provided by British Airways requiring the signature of the parish [...]


NEAT LITTLE APSE One of the very few moments of light relief in the otherwise unremitting awfulness of the Lincoln Saga was a comment which surely deserves a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The former assistant verger, Miss [...]


INTERVIEWS FRANK FIELD MP It was one of those strange stifling days in early July, just after the Conservative party had reaffirmed the unity of two thirds of its MPs by agreeing that John Major could continue to live at [...]

Biblical Exposition

Traditionalists Beware! Matthew 23 There is nothing like this chapter in all the Gospels for sustained denunciation of religious people who are shams and hypocrites, those who for all their pious noises are not real in their religion. In today's [...]

FiF Update

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DRAWS EVER NEARER The second Forward in Faith National Assembly will take place at Westminster Central Hall on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October. If the first Assembly is anything to go by, it will be a tremendous [...]


An Image of the Heavenly Light In his book The Glory of God and the Transfiguration of Christ Archbishop Michael Ramsey explored the centrality of the theology of glory for an understanding of Christ and the theology of redemption. He [...]


BY STEPHEN TROTT The trial of the Dean of Lincoln began on 17 July, in a large auditorium at the Lawn, the former mental hospital beside the city wall, where public hangings used to take place. The trial generated enormous [...]


COLIN HART THINKS NOT The Christian practice of lifelong, monogamous marriage," said the BSR's report Something to Celebrate, "lies at the heart of the Church's understanding of how the love of God is made manifest in the sexual companionship of [...]


he easy passage through the General Synod of the Church of England of the Porvoo Agreement was a more significant event than the lack-lustre debate might seem to indicate. It decided, far more certainly than the ordination of women to [...]

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