Trushare Files  No. 142



March 2007





Cardinal Kasper's address to the House of Bishops of the Church of England




Simon Heans, remembering that we mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade this month, wants us to see the abolition as something far broader than is commonly understood.


The making of books Margaret Laird formerly Third Estates Commissioner, reflects on the work and commitment that went into the production of a book in the days before printing
Moderately liberal Paul Griffin on the right use of the word 'liberal' and the qualities the term ought to imply
The crucial canon Paul Benfield Member of the (FiF) Lawyers' Group, summarizes what Canon A4 meant when it was written, and the implications of its meaning in the future
Vicar heal thyself Francis Gardom looks at Dr Sara Savage's recent essay on clergy stress (from their requirement constantly to be nice to everyone) and finds her analysis and advice sound and practical
A holy fool Alan Edwards on the strange case of Harry Hammond, mad man and martyr
Who killed Diana? Hugh Baker Vicar of four parishes in south Staffordshire, reflects on the character of urban myth in the light of the recent Metropolitan Police inquiry, and on the social uses of soap opera
Slaves of Christ  Owen Higgs Vicar of Petts Wood, reviews Paul's writings to consider why he does not condemn slavery in a way we might hope for, and why the Gospel took precedence for him over all justice issues
Intended signs Christopher Gilliland wanders away from the central arguments to offer a simpler, more personal justification for his orthodoxy
Saxon peace  George Hillard a regular visitor from the States, encourages us to share his appreciation for Saxon churches
Marriage la mode Simon Heans Vicar of St Barnabas, Beckenham, considers how it is that marriage can be both rejected and accepted at the same time
A free province?  Alan Edwards sketches elements of the history of the Free Church of England, wondering if it might not offer interesting pointers to a future free province



Ghostly counsel Andy Hawes on how we combine the public and private
Patrick Reardon Isaiah's vision of the city of peace
Devotional Arthur Middleton on fasting
The way we live now Geoffrey Kirk on Dar es Salaam
Sacred Vision MArk stevens on The Man of Sorrows
Touching Place Simon Cotton on St Caprais, Carsac

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor


Australia James Mills on FiF Australia
Tanzania Craig Uffman on Dar es Salaam
Vatican The Co-Chairmen of IARRCUM dampen speculation



Anne Gardom: Hogarth

Owen Higgs: The Japanese Gallery



Barry Orford: Sir William Henry Harris



Simple Offices,

New English Praise,

Marking the Hours,


Wales's Best 100 Churches,

Utopian Dreams...


Sermon Salad: 
an Hors d'oeuvre 
of over three hundred homilies for many occasions



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