Thinking Anglicans

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Giles Fraser writes in the Church Times that It’s the poor what gets the pain.

And Robin Gill writes No reason to fear the slippery slope.

Last week, Elaine Storkey wrote that The C of E’s theology on weapons is hidden under a bushel. See What does the Church stand for?

Martin Robbins writes in the Guardian that Christian and Islamist extremists in Nigeria are exporting dangerous ideas.

At The Times Roderick Strange writes about Feeding the five thousand, day after day, for ever.

Martin Beckford reports in the Telegraph that Gordon Brown insists Britain is still Christian country. Church Mouse is not impressed.

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Passing flashes, a casual read: I wonder how the strictly realigned conservative Anglican Communion can avoid having to be really good friends – with extreme, pre-modern doubts, beliefs, and practices. Can we be pre-modern in a circumscribed area (condemnation queer folks), yet not be further taken with other pre-modern-alternative accounts of reality or Nature entire? Once we leave best practices of hypothesis testing behind in one hot button controversy, aren’t we really saying that best practices are the problem, that modernity is the core problem? Exorcism of gay demons was tried at one of the Lambeths? Only an unclean evil… Read more »

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andrew holden

Elaine Storkey is wrong. The CofE investment policy on the arms industry is hypocritical. If wars may be just then nations trying to live by Christian, liberal or humanitarian principles need to invest in the production of arms. Bishops may no longer ‘bless battleships’ but soldiers, sailors and airmen still get the blessing and pastoral support of the church through their chaplains – or is the ethical investment committee really saying (along with the government) that it is OK to send our troops to war but we shouldn’t give them the best possible equipment to do the job?

Christopher Shell
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Christopher Shell

Gordon Brown’s voting record is one of the things making this country less Christian. That coupled with a delusion of grandeur that makes politicians think they can redefine the meaning of words like ‘Christian’.

Ford Elms
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Ford Elms

“making this country less Christian”

Who was it said “My Kingdom is not of this world.”?