Trushare Files  No. 158

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NEW DIRECTIONS: 

July 2008

 

 

Parish Directory 

Editorial

A Code of Practice will kill the church

If General Synod were to pass a Single Clause Measure it would, for all its apparent attractions, mark the end of the Church of England as we know it, its tolerance and comprehensiveness, its liberal inclusiveness, its ecumenical hopes, even the Anglican Communion

 

FEATURES

Practical objections

John Shepley sums up the practical failures of a Code of Practice
Less like a Church
John Richardson offers an evangelical perspective on the impact of the Manchester Reports 'single clause' option and its effect upon our understanding of Scripture
Sea Sunday Paul Griffin on how geography can shape a nations religion
The Oxford heritage Jeremy Sheehy looks at the origins, impact and legacy of the Oxford Movement, 175 years after it began
Out of Manchester Tony Delves asks what response we should make to the Manchester Reports challenge to our understanding of being faithful Christians
Anglican rock Andy Hawes explains why he will be staying in the Church of England
A greater whole  Bishop Martyn Jarrett offers the second part of his talk on the arguments for and against living with flawed Anglican ecclesiology
Notting Hill riots George Austin looks back at the 1958 race riots in Notting Hill, and the efforts to restore community relations
Selecting for death Elspeth Chowdharay-Best on how new hospital procedures are another challenge in the battle for life
From bad to worse JohnTurnbull fulminates at the contradictions and injustice inherent in any Code of Practice
Another lost cause An Oxford priest (anonymous for fear of the university police) disagrees with the PC righteousness of the Proctors
Plainchant champion Julian Barry looks at the achievements of Mary Berry in encouraging Gregorian chant
Watch out! Stephen Marsden checks Watch's mathematics, and finds that their claim does not add up

REGULARS

GHOSTLY COUNSEL

Andy Hawes on prayer and healing

DEVOTIONAL

Anne Gardom on a practical prayer

PATRICK REARDON Time and God's image
SACRED VISION Anthony Saville on The Souls of the Blessed
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on Herbert Thorndike
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on civil partnerships
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on St Wilfrid, Cantley
   

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Countdown to Chaos

 

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