/March 2009 Articles

Sacred vision

Before he moved into the more exalted realms of history painting (and of religious painting in particular), Caravaggio was known for his still-lifes of fruit and flowers and his Roman genre scenes. "The Call of Matthew' (now in the Prado) [...]

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Despairing disciple

Matthew's account of Judas' suicide invites comparison with other Old and New Testament figures Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Although the story of Jesus' betrayer was well known in the Church, [...]

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Lenten reflection Geoffrey Neal When Holy Lent is truly a wilderness experience and a journey of the soul, then with Benedict XVI, who, in a New Year service, referred to the hope of believers to overcome present difficulties, we might [...]

2017-10-02T14:04:44+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Inner voices Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House For some years I have been working with a Christian counselling organization in an advisory capacity. There are obvious overlaps with spiritual direction - they both involve listening and [...]

2017-10-02T14:04:06+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

Fight the rain tax!

Sign the petition First action must be to log on to what proudly calls itself 'The official site of the Prime Ministers Office' and sign the relevant government e-Petition, at The text is 'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister [...]

2017-10-02T14:02:43+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

Leaders or ministers

Julian Mann questions the current emphasis on 'growing leaders who can multiply ministries' The past few years have seen an increase in the number of Reformed Evangelical conferences aimed specifically at growing leaders' who can 'multiply ministries'. Arguably, the increase [...]

2017-10-02T14:02:15+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

Benedict on Bede

Some words from Pope Benedict on the greatest English teacher Continuing his series on the Church Fathers, Pope Benedict used one of his February general audiences, to share the teaching of St Bede the Venerable, born in north-east England in [...]

2017-10-02T13:58:48+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

Yet higher truth

Simon Heans takes a philosophical look atDr Williams' nuanced approach to the CofE's current conundrums When I was on pilgrimage to Lourdes I heard from a priest friend in the Chichester Diocese that the Bishop has told his Catholic clergy [...]

2017-10-02T13:58:16+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

The end of creation

John Richardson reflects on the science of creation presented in the opening of Genesis, and its subtle understanding of process and purpose towards a goal In recent weeks I have been wrestling with Genesis 1-3, fascinated by what it has [...]

2017-10-02T13:57:46+00:00 March 2009 Articles|

Judging talents

We are given many talents not merely one Paul Griffin explains how career advice for teenagers should reflect this important truth When a boy reaches his middle teens, he is often sent to a careers adviser/teacher, or to a vocational [...]

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