Trushare Files  No. 144

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 

May 2007

COVER:

It may be a little self-indulgent; but Bishop Keith Newton's picture of some of our clerical colleagues in Ghana catching up on New Directions was too good to miss: it might evoke a little envy in UK clergy after a winter's reading in a cold vicarage.

Parish
Directory

 

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

 

Comment

 

LEAD STORY

Marriage is my thing

Joann Bogle, the Catholic journalist, gives a personal view of the growing culture of intolerance that appears to make Christian teaching on marriage not merely unwelcome in many quarters but possibly illegal

FEATURES

A turbulent house

The Rt Revd Jack Leo Iker, Bishop of Fort Worth, reports from the recent meeting of the American House of Bishops as they prepared their response to the Anglican Primates' ultimatum

Polity, polity

John Shepley sees The Episcopal Church's appeal to the constraints of its own peculiar 'polity' as symptomatic of a fundamental difference of understanding about the nature of Christ's Church

All democrats now

Paul Griffin sees the virtues and advantages in the use of democratic decision making in the Church but only within strict limits

Next hundred years

Arthur Middleton recalls the words of N.P. Williams in 1933 at the centenary of the Oxford Movement

This is the day

Stephen Cope wants to make a mark on Ascension Day

Reform of innovation

Margaret Laird considers parallels between the 16th cent and the present-day ill-defined revolution

Be serious on polity

The Rt Revd James M. Stanton, Bishop of Dallas, takesThe Episcopal Church to task for not being serious in its own thinking

Water Aid
Church and State

George Austin wonders whether establishment is still such a good idea

Future community

Sister Mary Michael CHC on the 150th anniversary of the Community of the Holy Cross

No role models left?

A FiF PRIEST thinks about fostering future vocations

The man in black

Alan Edwards remembers the role of faith in the life and music of Johnny Cash

 

REGULARS

 

To the point IV Stipend and quota
Devotional Chris Collins on the new covenant
Patrick Reardon On changing human nature
Sacred Vision We welcome Ms Razzall as a new contributor to this column - in her second year studying History of Art at Worcester College, Oxford
Faith of our fathers Arthur Middleton on a state of mind little understood
Touching Place Simon Cotton on St Michael & All Angels, Great Witley

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor

CORRESPONDENTS

Sweden Liberal totalitarianism in a high tax economy
Finland Erikk Okkels on Lutheran pastors falling foul of new laws

REVIEWS

BOOKS

Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians

Prayer in a Workaday World

Portrait of a Priestess

The Times of Bede

What's Left?

Their Hearts Burned

Mother Agnes of Leeds

Edward VI

Empty Tabernacles

India: Past Glimpses

Services for Christian Initiation

The Dawkins Delusion

 

 

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

 

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