Anglican Accounting

Afraid I couldn't resist this rather naughty letter to the Times, which was passed on to me this weekend: Church accounting- Anglo-Catholic and Evangelical disestablishment Sir, The Church of England is to be congratulated on its audacious plan to solve…

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Occam’s Razor: If only it were that simple…

Rather a fallow blogging week (LOTS of talks to write at the moment). But couldn't help noticing yet another gag from Libby Purves' Faith Central (though one wonders slightly whether or not she and her colleague Bess are more concerned…

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God or Man ‘in the dock’?

Saw this today on Libby Purves' Faith Central. Says it all really. It certainly describes what the modern world does to God and illustrates Rudolf Bultmann's (in)famous statement: It is impossible to use electric light and the wireless and to…

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The Horror behind closed doors

This article does not make comfortable reading, by any stretch. In fact, it is horrific - because it is real. But it merely serves to illustrate, as if illustration were needed, that the human heart is deceitful above all things,…

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Turkey, Christians and religious freedom?

I've just come back from an extraordinary week's travels. What a privilege. 3 days in Turkey and 4 days in Romania, in both places with a view to helping local church leaders develop preaching movements for their respective countries. I…

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Mandela at 90: The world in search of a hero

Well, we were there. Regulars may be thinking that we spend our lives heading off to big rock gigs, but that's far from the truth. Still, this felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Mandela on his…

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