/July 1999 Articles

MOTHER GOD, I WONDER…

John Richardson gives some thought to the language used at the enthronement of the Bishop of Leicester AT ONE LEVEL, the decision by the future bishop of Leicester to include in his enthronement service a reference to God as “our [...]

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SYNOD INSIDER

APPEALING TO SOME IT WAS JUST after mid-day on a Saturday in the Main Hall on the campus of the University of York. The date was Saturday 12th July 1997. The General Synod was in session and with half an [...]

2017-06-20T11:24:59+00:00 July 1999 Articles|

CHRIST OUR FUTURE

When does it take place? The Christ our Future Celebration takes place at 12.00 noon on Saturday, 10th June 2000 - the Eve of Pentecost. (Doors open 11.00 am) Where does it take place? At the London Arena, in the [...]

2017-06-20T11:24:26+00:00 July 1999 Articles|

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

OF SHOOTING AND OF FEET THERE CAN BE no doubt that repeal of the Act of Synod is now flavour of the month with the revisionists. Old war-horses like Jean Mayland and younger war-horses like Judith Maltby are gaily caparisoned [...]

2017-06-20T11:23:53+00:00 July 1999 Articles|

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

PELAGIUS & AUGUSTINE False Trails SPIRITUALITY IS THE “IN-WORD” today. It can be a misleading word in these days of New Age religion and popular religiosity. Many people are searching for ‘spirituality’?, while books and gurus abound to lead would-be [...]

2017-06-20T11:23:18+00:00 July 1999 Articles|

IDLE CURIOSITY

MORNING GLORY, STARLIT SKY The opening line is fine enough, yet gives no hint of the wonder to come. If once more we review our century to see what hymns we treasure, this by W H Vanstone would be in [...]

2017-06-20T11:22:42+00:00 July 1999 Articles|

MILLENNIUM EXPERIENCE

DO YOU WANT the good news or the bad news first? Being Anglicans (just!) readers of New Directions will be acclimatised to the Diocesan Freebie/Church Times view of life. They will have been persuaded that BAD NEWS (in the CofE, [...]

2017-06-20T11:21:13+00:00 July 1999 Articles|