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BIBLICAL EXPOSITION

Start Right, stay Right: Genesis 1:1-4 "There is nothing more beautiful, nothing more useful than Genesis. Its opening chapters are simple and majestic, dignified yet unaffected, profound yet perfectly clear. Genesis makes a superb introduction to the Bible and puts [...]

CHURCH DOGMATICS

Geoffrey Kirk looks at reactions to the recent Vatican statement on women priests The tragedy of theological liberalism is that it was bound, sooner or later, to stub its toe on dogma. That, in the matter of the ordination of [...]

THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

In the Decade of Evangelism, says Gerry O'Brien, missionary giving by parishes has actually declined It was towards the end of the sermon at the Holy Communion service in Westminster Abbey that inaugurated the Sixth General Synod. The preacher was [...]

DEVOTIONAL MEDITATION

The Epiphany Epiphany has always tended to be underestimated in the Church of England, probably largely because it has been associated almost exclusively with the visit of the Wise Men to the infant Jesus, and thus regarded as essentially an [...]

CATHOLICISM AFFIRMING

John Hunwicke responds to Edwin Barnes's notion of personal prelature and adds a few ideas of his own It is a long time since anything Anglican has cheered me up very much; but Bishop Barnes' paper (December New Directions) did [...]

AN EXECUTIVE CHURCH?

Richard Roberts asks of we should welcome the Turnbull Report The recent Report of the Archbishop's Commission on the Organisation of the Church of England, Working as One Body, contains an innovative and brilliantly conceived plan for the systematic restructuring [...]

COMMENT

The beginning of another year is an opportune moment to review the previous one, and to plan a strategy for the next. In the course of 1995 a number of events have been a considerable source of optimism to all [...]

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