/June 1999 Articles

SYNOD INSIDER

THE ABC OF BC AND ADAS THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY looms the Christian Church is reaping the harvest of twentieth century liberalism. Some of the ideas which gained currency fifty or a hundred years ago seem somewhat naive or incredible [...]

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CHRIST OUR FUTURE

IN THE MONTHS leading up to the Millennium Celebration 'Christ Our Future' at the London Arena, Docklands on June 10, 2000, the Editor has asked bishops and others to reflect on the themes chosen for each of those months of [...]

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OF DEACONS AND DUST

Wendy Chiu ponders the implications of sitting at table and serving at table. And wonders what conclusions we can draw from some very basic New Testament imagery SINCE READING the two, articles by Elaine Bishop and Clare King on the [...]

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

VILE BLOWS AND BUFFETS OF THE WORLD I HAVE, FOR SOME WEEKS, been living a buffet to mouth existence. It has reconvinced me of what, certainly, I already knew - which is that the food of so-called international hotels is [...]

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FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

JUSTIN MARTYR: A FLAME IN THE MIND PHILOSOPHY IS NOT everyone's cup of tea but the philosophers do shape the world's ideas and quietly influence the culture in the way we view our world. Christians have always had to cope [...]

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BACKWARDS TO BEC

Tony Roake experiences the consequences of recent ecclesial decisions at a monastery in France THE BENEDICTINE ABBEY of Our Lady of Bec, and its sister community of Benedictine nuns of Sainte Fran├žoise Romaine, occupy the same beautiful valley midway between [...]

2017-06-20T11:09:37+00:00 June 1999 Articles|

BACKWARDS TO BEC

Tony Roake experiences the consequences of recent ecclesial decisions at a monastery in France THE BENEDICTINE ABBEY of Our Lady of Bec, and its sister community of Benedictine nuns of Sainte Fran├žoise Romaine, occupy the same beautiful valley midway between [...]

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idle curiosity June 99

A Millennium Moratorium? THE HISTORY OF moratoria, if that is the word, is not encouraging. Whether in evangelism, whaling, or bombs, the proposed cease-fires are not widely observed. That will not stop me calling this month for a moratorium on [...]

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REVOLUTIONARY LITURGY

Rodney Schofield gets in step with all that is new, life-enhancing and forward-looking IT WAS TO BE my first liturgical dance. Curiosity rather than excitement was, I think, the emotion I experienced most acutely at the time. It was all [...]

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UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS

In the first of two profiles of the workings of the Palace of Westminster, Robbie Low looks at the House of Commons INTERVIEWING PEOPLE over the last five years for New Directions has been an enjoyable job. Not so much [...]

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