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Faith of our Fathers

The Pastor’s Need The classical writers always insisted that the one who gives care needs regular and special care himself. Those who have the cure of souls, are worthy of all care, the priest often needs to be cared for. [...]

Solomon in all his glory

Patrick Reardon finds in prosperity the seeds of decline A singular prosperity and peace characterized the long reign of Solomon, 961–922. His father David, taking advantage of the decline of Babylon at the eastern end of the Fertile Crescent and [...]

Clergy First

Margaret Brown argues that the future of the Church of England is in the hands of its parochial clergy. Many Church people are extremely worried about losing more clergy due to the Church’s cutbacks in expenditure. So much so, that [...]

Against such there is no law

Regarding the fruit of the Spirit, Paul writes in Galatians 5.23, ‘Against such things there is no law.’ However, the traditional translation of the preposition kata as ‘against’ is misleading. Of course there is no law ‘against’ such things – [...]

The Price of Folly

READING a rival publication the other day, my eye passed over an advertisement for a conference entitled ‘Act of Synod – Act of Folly?’ Why is FiF advertising in the Church Times and not in ND was my immediate reaction, [...]

Christ the King

At his trial before Pontius Pilate, Jesus said, 'My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over…' His words still apply. Christ's kingship can [...]

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