/February 1999 Articles

SYNOD INSIDER

HARUM SARUM IT IS NOT DIFFICULT to criticise the General Synod. We all do it from time to time, and there are many voices encouraging us to do so. There is a school of thought that says the Synod is [...]

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UPDATE REFORM

REFORM FOR THE MILLENNIUM BISHOP GAVIN REID says the millennium candles-and-resolution project is a sort of parable. The implication is that those "with eyes to see" will realise that the resolution both reflects the character of God and also represents [...]

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

1874 AND ALL THAT THE NINETIES, it seems to me, will be remembered as the Decade of Apology - the decade in which the Pope apologised to the Jews; the Australian government apologised to the aborigines; the American Congress apologised [...]

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LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA

YOUR PRESUPPOSITIONS ARE SHOWING IN SEPTEMBER LAST year American academic and founder of the “Jesus Seminar”, Dr Robert Funk, visited Australia in order to teach his version of the historical Jesus. The “Jesus Seminar” is a group of scholars, mostly [...]

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IDLE CURIOSITY

THREE BOOKS, THREE YEARS, THREE WOMEN WITHIN LIVING MEMORY, the Incumbent of St Paul's Barrow-in-Furness never had to think about next Sunday's hymns. He, and the whole congregation, knew what they would be. The numbers were printed in the Parish [...]

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LETTER FROM AMERICA

Plausible Ecumenism I WRITE from the office of Touchstone magazine. It is an ecumenical venture written by and for traditionally believing Christians in all the Churches, with the subtitle "A Magazine of Mere Christianity." (I can't think of an English [...]

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OUR FATHER

In the second in our series on the Lord's Prayer, Geoffrey Kirk considers the Kingdom of God and the Kingship of Jesus THY KINGDOM come; thy will be done.' That the ancient Hebrews were ambivalent about kingship as an institution [...]

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