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Like the Wideness of the Sea: Women Bishops and the Church of England (Paperback)

  This slight book is a personal reflection on the debate in the Church of England over the ordination of women to the priesthood, and more recently as bishops. It is bang up to date: it was finished in December … Continue reading

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A Question of Bishops

I spent most of Tuesday listening to the live audio feed and following the Twitterfall of the General Synod debate on the Ordination of Women to the Episcopate Measure. When the result of the vote was announced I was bitterly … Continue reading

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Christianity under attack?

There’s been a lot of talk over recent weeks about religion in general, and Christianity in particular being under attack. A number of events have contributed to this contention. There was the decision by the High Court that it was not … Continue reading

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A Blog post for Mark Driscoll

Dear Mark, I can’t comment on your interview  with Justin Brierley, since it hasn’t been published yet. All we in the UK have to go on is Justin’s account of the interview  and your own account in the latter part of … Continue reading

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Does she take sugar?

Last week I visited an old friend. We were at teacher training college together as graduates and we both became Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers) in the same diocese, though she is quite a bit older than I am. Until about … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son and the New Years Honours List

The Prodigal Son (Luke 15, 11-32) is one of the best loved of Jesus’s parables. Some theologians believe that if the entire New Testament was lost, apart from this parable, we would still have the whole Gospel. But in Anglican … Continue reading

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