Trushare Files  No. 153



February 2008




Terms of service

Paul Benfield applies his legal judgement to the draft legislation for the new clergy terms of service, and finds much of its provision ill thought through and fraught with confusion and unnecessary expense


Stop the progress Digby Anderson well-known Telegraph columnist, offers a robust response to the calls for the Church to update its evangelism techniques
Reading Scripture

Peter Toon analyses the scriptural hermeneutic that allows the promotion of same-sex relations as a form of holiness and criticizes much of the evangelical response

Ardour in the laity Philip North continues his passionate manifesto from last month with a plea for a more serious lay renewal
Costly bishops George Austin calls for an investigation of bishops' rising expenses and housing costs
Equality Paul Lyon questions the necessity of the demise of congregations being addressed as 'Dearly beloved brethren
Congregation growth
Scott Anderson on the four types of behaviour found in every congregation, and their effect on parish growth or decline
Saved by hope Fr Peter cswg looks at the contents of Pope Benedicts latest encyclical, Spe Salvi
Blessed peacemakers Hugh Bates continues to examine the Beatitudes, and defines peace as an active breaking down of walls and barriers
VII The representative role argument Geoffrey Kirk asks: since priests act in persona ecclesiae, should women have a part in that role?
Mission praise Alan Edwards on the career and legacy of the nineteenth-century singer and composer, Ira D. Sankey
Grizelda's people Francis Gardom on the sins that are admired
A spoonful of honey Giles Pinnock offers a positive view of the problem of (re-)ordination into the Roman Catholic Church for former CofE clergy
Thomas Browne Paul Griffin is greatly encouraged by a seventeenth-century Anglican



Andy Hawes on planning ahead


Chris Collins on almsgiving

PATRICK REARDON On the Cross and Scripture
SACRED VISION Anthony Saville on The St Alban's Psalter
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on Mark Frank
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on the San Joaquin Diocese
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on St Michael, Cascob

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor

Last Chronicle



Reports on the attempt to censure Robert Duncan, Bishop of Pittsburgh


A series of letters and reports surrounding the inhibition of 
John David Schofield,
Bishop of San Joaquin


Episcopalians hold an Indian Rite Mass with Hindus




50 Key Concepts in Theology

The Holkham Bible

Anglican Communion in Crisis

Alfred Hope Patten

Aelfric's Lives of the Virgin Spouses


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



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