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the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk on how Christina Rees’ attempt to argue in favour of women bishops actually results in an argument against Christianity How to distinguish between zeitgeist and heiligegeist: that is the question which dominates the culture wars in the Anglican [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Brick walls Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House In the past two days one person came to me and said, ‘I feel that there is a brick wall between me and God.’ Another phoned and said, ‘God [...]

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Our journey to Emmaus B.F. Westcott In the history of the Journey to Emmaus we see how Christ draws near to us when humbly and honestly we ponder his word. The study is difficult – far more difficult than we [...]

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faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the importance of posture in prayer and worship Kneeling is the posture which the Church prescribes in prayer and acts of confession. The practice of kneeling in confession, in prayer, and in adoration, is of great antiquity; [...]

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Mary our guide

It is possible to end up with Christ and like Christ only if we begin with and like Our Lady, writes Richard Norman The Christian creeds – the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed – are (at the [...]

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A Right Royal Do

John Shepley looks at the sobering statistics of marriage and divorce rates and asks whether the Church of England will do anything to stem the tide Street parties, office shindigs and a bank holiday; there seems to be a nostalgic [...]

2017-10-07T18:36:38+00:00May 2011 Articles|

Alternatives to freedom

Those who think free will is an illusion have failed to provide any convincing alternatives, writes Nicholas Turner Last month, I suggested that the real battle with atheists is no longer over the existence of God – that went out [...]

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from elsewhere

Following on from Bishop Peter Ramsden’s article, Michael Childs describes his month-long placement in the Anglican church of Papua New Guinea Many of the provinces of the Anglican Communion get a fair bit of stick in the pages of ND, [...]

2017-10-07T18:35:12+00:00May 2011 Articles|

views, reviews and previews

WATTEAU The Drawings Royal Academy 12 March–5 June Admission £11.50; concessions available ‘WHAT-O! WHAT-O!’ as the boulevardier and aesthete Bertram Wooster might have put it. Two Watteau shows are currently running in London. One at the Wallace Collection divides between [...]

2017-10-07T18:34:37+00:00May 2011 Articles|

Blessed are you among women

Emma Forward offers some personal reflections on the significance of Mary for all Christian women As you will have read in last month’s new Directions, this February saw ARCIC return to be discussed at General Synod, with a specific focus [...]

2017-10-07T18:33:33+00:00May 2011 Articles|
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