/September 2000 Articles

LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA

ONE OF THE AREAS in which Australia’s medical scientists have helped lead the way is the development of in vitro fertilization ("IVF"). Monash University in Melbourne has been the centre, not just of this research, but also of the ethical [...]

SYNOD INSIDER

A Word in Season WHAT WOULD YOU SAY if you had the opportunity to preach a sermon in the hearing of most of the members of the General Synod? What passage of scripture would you expound? What spiritual food might [...]

30 DAYS

The North is different - it's official. Even the soft and accommodating southerners in "Forward in Faith" have begun to tire of the endlessly repeated mantra, "the North is different", as a predictable prelude to special pleading. For example, only [...]

BILL’S BRIEFING

Recent leaks from Downing Street to the Murdoch Press have seemed to many observers to be part of a concerted campaign to undermine the Government. This month's Bill's Briefing comprises a similar leak. New Directions, in traditional journalistic fashion, is [...]

BERGMAN BLUES

William Tighe interviews one of the leaders of the "orthodox opposition" in the Swedish State Church THE REVEREND DAG SANDAHL IS a priest in the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden and a member of its General Synod, its highest governing body. [...]

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

HOMILETICAL 'AFTER PETER COOK had drunk himself to death in 1995, Alan Bennett gave the address at his memorial service at Hampstead Parish Church, describing him as 'a figure from the Parables, a publican, a sinner, but never a Pharisee'. [...]

IDLE CURIOSITY

Now You See Him... AFTER 35 YEARS of ministry, you could be forgiven for thinking you had seen most things. The exciting part is, something new may always turn up. It happened the other Sunday around ten o'clock. I was [...]