Trushare Files  No. 167



 April 2009



Parish Directory 



Never a Code!  

David Nichol is worried that the Bishops and Synod are placing far too much hope in a Code of Practice

Single Clause or Code?

The Revd Dr Amanda Threlfall-Holmes Chaplain and Solway Fellow of University College, Durham, and a member of General Synod, explains her own understanding of the value and difficulties of a Code of Practice



Toppling the stool

Mark Stevens on the three-legged foundation of the Church of England's historic stability and threats to its equilibrium
Darwinism considered

Hugh Baker on the moral implications of survival of the fittest' and using Darwinism as a standard for defining Man's nature
Rien ne va plus

Stephen Cope investigates the many possible meanings of 'nothing'
Living liturgically
Stephen March describes his experience of how the liturgical year provides a framework for spiritual growth
Joy in persecution

Ed Tomlinson explains why we can draw strength from the certainty that God will never abandon the faithful
Partly damned 
Alan Edwards takes a look at the CofE's recent fit of political correctness
A priest for ever
John Hunwicke replies to Bishop Colin Buchanan on the Catholic understanding of the priesthood
All for Christ
Fr Peter cswg discusses some of the work undertaken by RooT to provide the public with information about the religious life
The audacious call
Richard Norman explains why the religious life should be taken seriously by those exploring vocation
'Words, words, words'
George Austin on the history of the use of words in past and present conflicts in the Church
An honourable call Philip Corbett on opposition to women bishops among the recently ordained
The hypercubic body
Margaret Laird finds much that is devotional in Salvador Dali's work, despite his controversial reputation
Lay presidency
Paul Griffin defends the traditional interpretation of the Eucharist against an alternative view which supports lay presidency


GHOSTLY COUNSEL Andy Hawes on the father of lies
DEVOTIONAL Chris Collins on betrayals and denials
PATRICK REARDON Scourging mockery
SACRED VISION Anthony Saville on The Harrowing of Hell
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on poetry and vision in John Keble
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Geoffrey Kirk on western liberal hatred of Pope Benedict
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on St Faith, Little Witchingham

30 days

FiF Update


The Pope and Nancy Pelosi

Defiance of same-sex blessing ban

ACN A larger than Church in Wales

Bishop David Anderson writes




Van Dyke and Britain



A Wild Constraint
 Ernest Charles Shearman
 One Part of London
 The Twenty-One
 The glamour of evil


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



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