Trushare Files  No. 157

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 

June 2008

Parish Directory 

Comment

Long awaited report

James Patrick

As a priest and lawyer, Fr Patrick leads those who have not yet read the Manchester Report through the intricacies of its several proposals; he outlines the principal options it puts before the Bishops and Synod, and considers the implications of each of them.

FEATURES

GAFCON 2008

The Common Cause Partnership has called for a forty-day
cycle of prayer to prepare for the Jerusalem conference
Everything nothing Matt hew Bemand assistant curate of St Thomas of Canterbury, Brentwood, reflects on the nature of priesthood and offers encouragement to those preparing for ordination
The simple solution John Shepley argues that there is a solution to the seemingly impossible challenge faced by the Manchester Group
Holy huddle-ism

Julian Mann Vicar of Oughtibridge, is sceptical about the potential impact of the impending Global Anglican Future Conference
Reading the 39 Alan Edwards takes a light-hearted look at the contemporary relevance of the 39 Articles
Seeking to be loyal Bishop Martyn Jarrett addresses the question of what the future holds for Catholics in the Church of England, and how to prepare for it
A changing climate Edward Dowler Vice-Principal of St Stephen’s House, assesses two different views of global warming, and sets out a course of action for dealing with its consequences
Holey, holey, holey The Right Revd Edwin Barnes former Bishop of Richborough, defends the creation of ‘additional dioceses’ as a way of solving some of the problems in the Church of England  those who have no experience of its history
Reading the 39 Alan Edwards takes a light-hearted look at the contemporary relevance of the 39 Articles
Find the money Mark Stevens on the Manchester Report’s failure to address financial provision for clergy forced to seek other employment
Ordering the milk Paul Griffin considers the relationship between the material and the spiritual in the gospels
COVER PICTURE Am Ploc (The Lump) is a narrow strip of land projecting into Loch Torridon, at the head of loch by the Village of Fasaig in Wester Ross. The stones were set to form an open air church, used by the local Christian community - probably Free Church - during days of persecution. It is still capable of being used, but only by the very hardy!

REGULARS

GHOSTLY COUNSEL

Andy Hawes on on work and prayer

DEVOTIONAL

Chris Collins on on St Columba

PATRICK REARDON Shared recitation
SACRED VISION Anthony Saville on Cranach’s plague painting
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on faith in social action
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on the additional province solution
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on on Bourges Cathedral
   

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FiF Update

Letters to the Editor

Last Chronicle

CORRESPONDENTS

AUSTRALIA
Abp Peter Jensen on marriage


AMERICA 1
California Catholic Conference
on marriage again


ANGLICAN COMMUNION
The strange contradictions of
Gene Robinson’s theology


AMERICA 2
George Conger on a legal opinion
condemning the Presiding Bishop

 

 

REVIEWS

BOOKS 

Surprised by Hope, The Meaning of Life,
Why History Matters, Sarum Use,
The Last Office, Homilies for Our Times,
See the Virgin Blest, Theology of Money
Sunday by Sunday

 

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

 

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