Category Archives: Current Affairs

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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Given the PIP

I’ve followed the news stories about the faulty PIP breast implants with something of a personal interest. After I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5½ years ago, I had first a lumpectomy (WLE); then when the cancer was found to … 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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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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Holy Places?

There have been lots of funny comments about the (annual) fight which broke out between priests of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox Churches at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Church Mouse wrote “Easy to confuse the annual … Continue reading

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