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‘Seasons Greetings’?

Bah, Humbug ! I have become almost immune to the innumerable cards that arrive failing to acknowledge the Nativity. Awash with Dickensian stage coaches, plum puddings, knowing snowmen and robins, bloody robins, they ignore the central fact of the festival [...]

Junia Lead Us

Stuart Seaton revisits the latest woman apostle theory ‘Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives who were in prison with me; they are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before me’. Rom 16.7 NRSV his verse is perhaps [...]

Dear Dr Williams

Although I am not normally the most humble servant of my Infernal Master I am lost in admiration for the harm you caused the Enemy in your rebuke to the traditionalist African bishops. You suggest that these bishops attacked not [...]

They should be

David Lashbrooke on a new Reformation In the film Schindler’s List Oscar Schindler raises the capital for the enamel works by promising his Jewish backers pots and pans to trade on the black market and in the infamous Krakow Ghetto. [...]


Patrick Henry Reardon on the Letter to the Philippians According to Luke’s account of the matter, the Macedonian city of Philippi was the scene of Paul’s first missionary activity in Europe and the site of the first Christian church founded [...]

South London Serendipity

Anne Gardom visits the Dulwich Picture Gallery The Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of London’s real treasures. It is rather off-the-beaten-track and not very easy to get to, so many people have never been there, but it’s certainly well worth [...]

An unequal struggle

The unspoken assumption of the debate about the ordination of women to the priesthood and the episcopate (and related issues in human sexuality) is that both sides are arguing about the same thing. The assumption is that two sets of [...]

Sarum not quite rite

Andrew Starkie on a feast of assumptions The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published at the end of September, has, rightly, been widely praised for its breadth and depth of scholarship. Even more surprising, to those who have any knowledge [...]

Holy Waters

Some have mocked me for my occasional by-line, ‘guardian of St Mary’s Well’. But I am most proud of it. The well-head has just been repaired; now we are seeking a grant to create an access-for-all path down to it, [...]

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