Thinking Anglicans

Lenten opinions

Giles Fraser writes in the Church Times about Sodom and Gomorrah. See Meeting the stench of the slums.

Jonathan Sacks writes in The Times that ‘Faith is the defeat of probability by possibility’

Comment is free Belief asks Are Christians persecuted in the UK? Answers come from Mark Vernon, Terry Sanderson, Jenny Taylor, Jonathan Bartley, and Bishop Alan Wilson.

Alan Wilson also wrote on his own blog: Mushing our Brains on Facebook?

Robert Pigott at the BBC launched a Faith Diary with a survey of public opinion. The full results are available here as a PDF. Ekklesia reported on this as Mixed picture emerges on British attitudes to religion in public life.

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15 years ago

G Fraser, re the Accra slum, “Sodom & Gomorrah”: “rape is normal. Few things surprise few people. Sleeping outside in the night is an invitation for a predator to strike. Most of us sleep with tight protective underwear — especially tight worn-out jeans — because you could wake up in the middle of the night to find somebody crawling on you to do his own thing.” No wonder they looked to that in­famous story in Genesis to find a suit­able name for this terrifying place.” No wonder indeed. What one must wonder at, is why the same-sex marriages of *consenting… Read more »

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