Trushare Files  No. 163



December 2008



Parish Directory 




argues that the three dioceses option is much less complicated than many have imagined, and it still remains the best possible option to maintain the unity of the Church of England after a vote for women bishops


Misogyny rules

JohnTurnbull shows how the proposed Code of Practice will be most unwelcome even offensive to Methodists
Reception and a Code
Jonathan Redvers Harris looks at the continuing importance of the doctrine of reception, and why it rules out a Code of Practice
Wisdom of the ages
Margaret Laird calls for a greater appreciation of the irenic principles set out in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
The Watch circular
A letter sent to Watch members by its Chair shows the organization turning from theology to politics
Living with lions
Paul Griffin on heavenly and worldly wisdom
Deliverance ministry
An FiF Priest addresses the myths and practicalities of the Ministry of Deliverance and encourages a visual expression of faith
A giant of orthodoxy
David Pickering celebrates the centenary of G.K. Chesterton's masterpiece of Christian apologetics, Orthodoxy
Frightened to swim
Maureen Laverack recounts the unhappy experience of her initial tentative steps towards Rome
Supporting marriage

Anthony Saville considers how much room for manoeuvre exists for a political party wishing to support the institution of marriage
Empty promises
Harry Entwhistle offers an Australian perspective on the unsuitability of a Code of Practice
Mission maintenance
Martin Lewes argues that categorizing church and clergy activity as maintenance or mission is unrealistic for most parishes
Good beer guide
Alan Edwards offers us a farewell selection of pubs for the year ahead


GHOSTLY COUNSEL Andy Hawes on golden silence
DEVOTIONAL Tony Gelston on the naming and circumcision of Jesus
PATRICK REARDON The son of man comes
SACRED VISION Nigel Anthony on Simon Bening
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on a classical Anglican evangelical
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on Gene Robinson
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on Holy Trinity, Staunton Harold

30 days

FiF Update



As a matter of historical record we print the complete text of the The Bishop of Fort Worth's presidential address on 15 November at the 26th annual meeting of the Diocesan Convention; and the letter distributed to all churches in the diocese the next day




Byzantium 330-1453 Taking Liberties 

Cartoons of Carl Giles



Ex Maria Virgine

Amahl and the Night Visitors



Rowan's Rule 

Hardman of Birmingham 

Mother Teresa 

Christmas: the original story


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



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