Trushare Files  No. 147



August 2008




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






Andrew Burnham, Bishop of Ebbsfleet, asks us to consider what for Anglicans may seem an unusual model, but one which has proved successful and practical in the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil – the personal apostolic administration, and what it might mean for Anglo-Catholics in the future


House Covenant

Mark Stevens is not impressed by the trivializing justification for the Anglican Covenant

Donner und Blitzen

George Austin enjoyed the thunder at an otherwise rather dull York Synod while listening to the debates on the future reductions in clergy pensions, the Anglican Covenant and the Pilling Report on senior appointments

War and secession

John Shepley considers the similarities between the American Civil War and that church’s current difficulties, and the differences

Re-organize now

Scott Anderson finds lessons for Anglo-Catholics in the evangelical model of cell church and urges dramatic re-organization in parish structures

Face 'em down

Julian Mann on a strong-minded pub landlord and the lesson learned from him

Seeking holiness

Paul Griffin has been reading Rowan Williams’ Silence and Honey Cakes and considers the role of evangelism in the life of a Christian

The God we trust II

Simon Heans continues his discussion of Rowan Williams’ book Tokens of Trust

Blessed are the poor

Hugh Bates begins a series on the Beatitudes by considering the undeserving poor

II The flawed role argument

Geoffrey Kirk summarizes another of the standard so-called arguments in favour of women bishops

Call the plumber!

Giles Pinnock chairman of one of the FiF Working Parties, is dismayed at the lack of commitment to ecumenism in much of the CofE

What comes naturally

Hugh Baker castigates the belief in man’s essential goodness and re-emphasizes the naturalness of sin

Don't revise yet

John Hunwicke urges his brother priests not to start printing new Mass booklets for their parishes just yet




Ghostly counsel

Andy Hawes on poetry and prayer

To the point

VI Ordering of music in church


Arthur Middleton on transfiguration

Patrick Reardon

On the transfiguration in Matthew and Mark

Sacred Vision

Rosie Razzall on Rubens’ Deposition

Faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on Thomas Sikes

The way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk on the Anglican Covenant

Touching Place

Simon Cotton on the Lourdes grotto


30 days

FiF Update


Global South

Text of the communiqué of the steering committee of the Global South Primates


Michael Heidt on the new hobbyism



Owen Higgs on Hockney on Turner



Sacred Space

Religion in Public Life

A History of Modern Britain

A Eucharistic Vision

Dead or Alive

Bible Manuscripts

Love, Healing and Happiness

Reverence my Sanctuary



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



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