Trushare Files  No. 103

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 

December 2003

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Our cover illustration shows the Madonna of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Bruges. Said to be the only work of Michelangelo to leave Italy in his lifetime, it was made for the cathedral of Siena in 1501. Two merchants (Jan and Alexaner Moscroen) brought it to Bruges after one of their business trips to Italy in 1506. Testimony to the wealth of the city's cloth-working and banking fraternities at the beginning of the sixteenth century, it is situated in the Blessed Sacrament chapel.

Editorial

Bishop John Richards
A Father and a Friend

Righter & Robinson
Peter Toon on Two Controversial Bishops

Humpty Dumpty World
George Austin on a sermon turned upside down

Idle Curiosity
The wrong kind of snow?

Losing the Plot
John Richardson asks what the Spirit is saying to the Churches

Devotional
A Sermon

Frank and Grace
by G.K.

Anglican Devotion in the Family
by Arthur Middleton

Lines in the Sand
by N.T.

Upstairs downstairs
Anne Gardom looks both sides of the green baize door

To the Gentiles
Patrick Henry Reardon on a pattern in St Matthew

An Anatomy of Error XII

Christmas Present
Robbie Low Prepares for the annual 'invasion'

Faith of our Fathers
The Dignity of the Episcopal Order

Why they Quit Part One
Francis Gardom on Tweenage Apostasy

Untimely Thoughts
Of Hobbits and History

30 Days

The Way We Live Now
Goose Chase

Synod Insider
Gerry o'Brien on the limits of democracy

Letter from America
Stephen Noll on the rapacity of ECUSA Liberals

Letter from Australia
Disproportionate Influence

Book Reviews
History, prayer, exegesis and mathematics

Out Lady of Liskeard
Margaret Laird on the revival of a Cornish Pilgrimage

Media Watch
George Austin on the sting of death

FiF Update

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