Trushare Files  No. 154

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 

March 2008

Parish
Directory 

Comment

SYNOD REPORTS

Anti-Roman remnants 

Thomas Seville CR member of Synod from the religious communities, recounts the less than encouraging discussion but ultimately safe outcome of the Synod debate on international Anglican and Roman Catholic relations

House grab failed
Gerry O'Brien lay member from the Diocese of Rochester, was much heartened by the defeat of the proposal that diocesan boards should take over the ownership of all the parish parsonages

FEATURES

Lambeth children The Rt Revd Alastair Redfern on the scriptural preparations for the Lambeth Conference
Battle for the Bible

George Austin challenges the view that Christians allow the Bible too much authority

Geographical polity
Stephen Marsden discovers the logic of the provinces of the Anglican Communion
Two good ladies
Francis Gardom considers two more misguided members of the congregation of St Grizelda's
Household of faith 
Digby Anderson laments the destruction of social institutions which previously played an important role in the success of evangelism
Serving all my days
An Ordinand offers another personal reflection on the current state of the church
Gloomy verse Alan Edwards on the demise of poetry in modern times
Planting the word Julian Mann investigates the controversial issue of church plants, and finds lessons for us all
Renewing the parish Philip North suggests some ways in which the church can be better prepared for the challenges of mission
Life and the bishop J. Alan Smith examines Bishop Richard Harries' article on the Human Fertility and Embryology Bill, and offers a pro-life commentary
Blessed are the persecuted Hugh Bates asks if persecution can be a blessing, in his last article on the Beatitudes
VIII The irrelevance argument Geoffrey Kirk considers the 'soteriologicaF significance of Jesus' maleness
The word of the Lord Paul Griffin looks at the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, calling for a greater appreciation of the Old

REGULARS

GHOSTLY COUNSEL

Andy Hawes on discerning the body

DEVOTIONAL

Fr John Gribben CR on children of Mary

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on John Keble
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on on Rowan Williams' lecture on shariah law
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on St Andrew, Heckington
   

30 days

FiF Update

Letters to the Editor

Last Chronicle

CORRESPONDENTS

ZIMBABWE

Nicolas Stebbing CR describes the problems 
faced by the Anglican church in Zimbabwe

DENMARK

On the required acceptance of women ministers

AUSTRALIA

Archbishop Peter Jensen on why he 
will not be going to the Lambeth Conference

 

REVIEWS

ART

From Russia at the Royal Academy of Arts

BOOKS

Counterknowledge

The New Atheists

Earls of Paradise

Characters and Scenes

John: The People's Bible Commentary

The Gift of Confession

John Henry Newman in His Time

 

 

 

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

 

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