DISAGREEMENT AND LOVE

Archbishop Justin reflects on last week’s momentous bishops’ meeting.  (Please note … ‘primate’ doesn’t mean ‘ape’ … it means ‘bishop’ or ‘head’!)  Despite the fact that the outcome was not what certain parties wanted, this meeting overcame a major challenge by focussing on love, unity and listening, rather than on the sexual issues so beloved […]

HOW INCLUSIVE IS ‘INCLUSIVE CHURCH’?

There are many churches these days in the C of E that define themselves as ‘inclusive church.’  They are grouped into an organisation:  http://inclusive-church.org.uk/ As Edward Dowler says in his new book ‘the terms ‘inclusive’ and ‘inclusivity’ are currently used as a sort of shorthand to denote a liberal attitude, which seeks fairness for women, […]

MARRIAGE AT CANA: ANOTHER EPIPHANY

Epiphany at Cana  By Malcolm Guite Here’s an epiphany to have and hold, A truth that you can taste upon the tongue, No distant shrines and canopies of gold Or ladders to be clambered rung by rung, But here and now, amidst your daily  living, Where you can taste and touch and feel and see, […]

BC : AD

I’ve posted this poem before, but it was some time ago.   I guess these days the title would not be considered ‘politically correct’ as we are now supposed to say ‘Before common era’ instead of ‘Before Christ’.  As far as I can see this is just playing spillikins with words. Anyway, the Christian church remembers […]