Thinking Anglicans

opinions at Whitsun

Geoffrey Rowell writes in The Times about The celestial fire that brings us new life and inspiration.

Chris Duggan writes in the Guardian about our ecological sins. See Face to faith.

Christopher Howse writes in the Daily Telegraph about Boris Johnson and the Holy Trinity.

Giles Fraser writes in the Church Times about Maude Royden in Do people need saving from this?

At Ekklesia there are several items. First, and rather belatedly, a link to a paper published some weeks ago by Savi Hensman under the heading Listening and learning in the sexuality debate.

Jonathan Bartley asks Are Christians facing discrimination?

Simon Barrow writes a column titled Land of hope and glory?

And, finally, over in the Spectator there is an article by Theo Hobson ‘It’s Harder For Straights To Feel Christian Charity Than Gays’

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Who needs the pulpit when you can have the bully-pulpit? Bishop Robinson fared well against the robust questioning on Hard Talk and Newsnight. It would take a brave person to come on air to defend Windsor/Covenant. Indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find anything remotely critical of Robinson in the press, who received glowing coverage across the political spectrum. This was a significant media-coup. No wonder Lambeth organisers want to keep things low-key. One suspects they fear another sharia-gate style PR disaster in the summer. Bored journalists will have nothing better to do than stir things up. But it’s only… Read more »

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The path of even legal defiance was always open to Putney, but by Gene Robinson submitting to the Archbishop and permission, and having it rejected, he has grown in stature as the Archbishop and the system he represents has further diminished. Giles Fraser’s article in the Church Times puts it very well, it is simply a display of stupidity by the authorities. We know where we are with this – it all focuses upon this Covenant. Either this Covenant has to be worthless ineffective words or it has to be opposed by sufficient number of actual Anglican Churches to make… Read more »

JCF
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JCF

I just read the Spectator piece (and the comments).

I need a bath now. >:-/

JCF
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JCF

I confess that I, lifelong Anglican, had never heard of Maude Royden. Praise Christ for the glory of his saints! May holiness SOON be recognized in *whomever* it is to be found!

stephen bates
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stephen bates

Gene Robinson is speaking on a Sunday – May 25th – but not preaching in church. It will be a 90 minute lunchtime session (which I am chairing) starting at midday in one of the Hay Festival marquees – they’ve booked the biggest one. The speaker at the following session is Christopher Hitchens and later in the day Jimmy Carter will be speaking in the same venue.
Hay is over the border from England, just, but if Gene shouts loudly enough they may be able to hear him in Herefordshire. Doubt whether Bishop Priddis will want to do that though…..

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Martin Reynolds

We are having to pay £8 EACH to hear these two old codgers encouraging us to buy their books!! As to preaching and celebrating in Wales ….. when I was engaged in planning an abortive visit here some years ago there were many churches and at least one Cathedral keen to welcome the Bishop of New Hampshire to preach and or celebrate wearing whatever size mitre took his fancy that day! Scotland was keener still!! The Welsh Assembly’s Presiding Officer (an Anglican) was also keen to give the visitor a State welcome. The Archbishop of Wales thought it a non… Read more »

stephen bates
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stephen bates

Don ‘t think I’ve quite reached old codger status yet Martin (I am even younger than you, though less well preserved, obviously)…..and you don’t have to buy any of my books – I am sure I’ll do quite well without you. Considering I sold quite a few thousand copies of Church at War around the world I guess there are probably a few unsigned copies around, but if you let me know the bookshop in Hay where one remained unsigned I’ll be sure to nip in there and mark it while I’m in Hay. Alternatively, I could also sign your… Read more »

Kurt
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Kurt

Don’t mind Martin, Steven! I’ve read your book several times, and I have even gven away a couple copies to friends!

Stephen Bates
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Stephen Bates

Thank you Kurt. I don’t mind Martin. And I’ll sign your books anytime!