Trushare Files  No. 146



July 2007




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





Grabbing the cake

John Richardson offers a timely warning to the over-confident majority. There are not two understandings of priesthood in the ~Church of England, liberal and traditional catholic, but three. The evangelical vision has lain quiet of late but may emerge with force if the liberals push their case too far


Any volunteers?

Julian Mann, Vicar of the Ascension, Oughtbridge, South Yorkshire and press officer for Reform Sheffield, on finding churchwardens

The smiling father Joanna Bogle identifies some of the striking features which have characterized the pontificate of Benedict XVI thus far and his unexpected popularity especially among the young
For a free diocese Edwin Barnes former Bishop of Richborough, puts forward what may be the simplest of all the options for a structural solution for orthodox Anglicans to keep everybody happy and not frighten the liberals
Friendly beasts Anthony Saville enjoys a book of medieval pictures of animals real and imaginary, and its sympathetic vision of creation
A lot's in a name

Alan Edwards on the value of choosing the right name

The seeds take root

George Austin, former Archdeacon of York, continues to trace the relationship between church and state and shows how politics has influenced appointments through the centuries

The God we trust

Simon Heans Vicar of St Barnabas, Beckenham, has been reading Rowan Williams' book Tokens of Trust and disagrees with his thesis that Christian faith begins as a general belief in the existence of God

Clergy burn-out

Jonathan Redvers Harris considers whether it will still be legal for clergy to smoke in their own homes after the 2 July legislation comes into force

The justice argument

Geoffrey Kirk begins his survey of the possible positive reasons in favour of women bishops by considering the ever-popular justice argument

Fr John Macquarrie

An Oxford Priest offers a brief appreciation of a great Anglican theologian who helped to hold on to their faith in challenging times

Down Lambeth way

Gerry O'Brien looks ahead to the Lambeth Conference 2008 and wonders, from an Evangelical perspective, whether there is any rationale behind the apparent invitation policy




Ghostly counsel Andy Hawes on unhappy churchgoing
To the point V: The rules of liturgical tinkering
Devotional Professor Raymond Chapman on intercession
Patrick Reardon On psychoanalysing Jesus
Sacred Vision Anthony Saville on Theodore Major
The way we live now Geoffrey Kirk on the meaning of mission
Faith of our fathers Arthur Middleton on John Keble
Touching Place Simon Cotton on two Newbury churches

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor


America 1 John Spencer fulminates against the TEC's principles of arrogance
America 2 Gene Geromel on the continuum and Anglican identity



Robin Ellis at the Lowry Gallery

David Higgs on the Wallace Collection



Heresies and how to avoid them

A Heart in my Head

The Great British Speeches

Faith within Reason

Unity, Holy Tradition and Contemplation

H Handbook of Spiritual Ecumenism


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



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