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America 1 More staff and declining numbers Facing declining membership, The Episcopal Church plans to look at emergent church models in efforts to reach 'new generations,' Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said. Reflecting on the state of the church in [...]

30 days

Footballs News Many thanks to the 30Days reader who spotted this in the Salisbury diocesan Cycle of Prayer for the current quarter: 25 CHRISTMAS DAY St Bartholomew - Stephen Morgan, June Lane, Stanley Wilson (LLM) We ask for God's help [...]

Touching Place

Horley is so far north in Oxfordshire that it is virtually in South Warwickshire, an ironstone village for Banbury commuters. The church is a tripartite Norman building of chancel, central tower and nave (the latter widened in the later Middle [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk on how the media so thoroughly and deliberately misheard the careful teaching of Pope Benedict in a recent address The Today Programme on Radio Four made quite a thing of it, and then the Daily Telegraph rang me [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the interpretation of Holy Scripture The insular way in which the General Synod has justified admitting women into Holy Order conceals a fallacy that the reformed Church of England depends on the principle of private judgement as [...]

Sacred vision

Gozzoli: The Journey of the Magi Gozzoli had painted the Magi before - and for the same family. Cosimo de Medici had commissioned an Adoration of the Magi for his Convent of San Marco, and Gozzoli rendered it in the [...]

Bible and Qur’an

There are great differences between Islamic and Christian understandings of the prophets. Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Those impressed by the similarities between Islam and the Christian faith often mention the [...]


Interdependence Gareth Jones The human body is composed of billions of individual cells. Because these cells work together, I am what I am. Behind these bald facts is the wonder that composed of cells, as I am, that I work [...]

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