Thinking Anglicans

Justice and Spirituality: proclaiming the kingdom of God

Thinking Anglicans is a website for thoughtful contributions to the proclamation of the gospel message. Here writers reflect on what it means to be a Christian, particularly in Britain today.

Thinking Anglicans will actively report news, events and documents that affect church people, and will comment on them from a liberal Christian perspective.

Thinking Anglicans proclaims a tolerant, progressive and compassionate Christian spirituality, in which justice is central to the proclamation of the good news of the kingdom of God. Our spirituality must engage with the world, and be consistent with the scientific and philosophical understanding on which our modern world is based. It must address the changes which science and technology have brought into our lives.

Thinking Anglicans takes the form of weblogs (or ‘blogs’) in which writers place their thoughts in public for all to read. We each take responsibility for our own words. There is no central definition or declaration of faith to which contributors must subscribe, although most of our writers are active Christians in communion with the see of Canterbury. Rather there is a range of opinions, which contributes to debate, and is legitimate diversity within the Christian faith. The site will be updated frequently, with regular contributions from our team of writers, commenting on news events and exploring wider issues and deeper meanings.

Thinking Anglicans is a focal point where you can find the words of informed contributors to the contemporary understanding of Christian faith, as well as the views of ordinary ‘Anglicans in the pew’. In a world where the voices of fundamentalism and conservatism are frequently heard, Thinking Anglicans is a place for a tolerant, thoughtful and understanding exploration of Christian faith. We hope this shared witness of the vision of God’s kingdom in the world will help and encourage both Christians and others.

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Fr. Joseph Mazza
Fr. Joseph Mazza
20 years ago

Thanks for making this possible; I hope you will include ECUSA.

james lodwick
james lodwick
20 years ago

Dear Simon Sarmiento et al: Thank you so much for your terrific website and all the work that goes into making it so good and helpful!

Norris Battin
Norris Battin
20 years ago

This is an extremely valuable blog for those of us across the pond. Thanks so much for all the work.

Dorothy Crocker
20 years ago

It’s fabulous to have found this. St. Valentine has spoken.

Rev. Denis Charles-Gray
Rev. Denis Charles-Gray
19 years ago

It is my hope that somehow this site will be of assistance to me and to all whose daily pursuit is acquisition of The Holy Spirit through the means of grace.

Gill Henwood
Gill Henwood
3 years ago

An article was published yesterday, based on my DProf thesis with the University of Chester (‘What is the meaning of equal marriage in the Church of England?’). If you can think of anyone who might find the article useful, please use/retweet the eprint link. It’s published online and due to be in print in the journal Practical Theology. Arising from my parish ministry and a short membership of General Synod (when I was an incumbent in York Diocese), my research has followed debate over the past decade and aims to contribute constructively. I hope this article will offer some people… Read more »

David Exham
David Exham
2 years ago

I know that I am revealing myself as an anally retentive pedant, but every time I post a comment and read ‘awaiting for approval’ I wince! Could you go for ‘awaiting approval’ or ‘waiting for approval’, please? It would help my blood pressure!

David Exham
David Exham
2 years ago

I should have added how grateful I am for the excellent work that the three of you do bringing all relevant matters of interest to our attention.It is a really valuable service, and I am sure many people appreciate it greatly. Some of those commenting raise more questions, but that is not your responsibility. Thank you very much.

John Wallace
John Wallace
2 years ago

Davis Goodhew and I have co-authored an article for the US website Covenant – The Living Church. Here is the link:
https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2021/12/15/the-greatest-anglo-catholic-church-planter/

Dr John Wallace
Dr John Wallace
10 months ago

Can we have a discussion about dis-establishment which would mean that the C o E was not involved in the ritualistic sycophantic pantomime that is ‘The Coronation’? Our role (and I write as a very liberal Catholic) is to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to this needy nation. The whole thing repulses me as a detriment to our witness and shows us to be an archaic but decorative sideshow

Felicity Costigan
Felicity Costigan
Reply to  Dr John Wallace
10 months ago

Dr. John you are brilliant! More of your thoughts please – really looking forward to this debate – I’ll grab the popcorn.

Fr Robin Paterson
Fr Robin Paterson
Reply to  Dr John Wallace
10 months ago

In some humble and un-academic way I hope I have preached the good news of JC beyond the pulpit over the last 40 ish years. However I recognise our monarchy, despite its self inflicted wounds, as a benevolent force that sees the goal of existence in our needy world as being beyond politics, asset building and popularity. Our King has inspired generations of people by meeting head on with those who devalue environment and social cohesion to satisfy their own creeds. The monarchy has given opportunities to countless youngsters ignored by many politicians . I have come across many parishioners… Read more »

Dr John Wallace
Dr John Wallace
9 months ago

I have avoided completely even on TV, today’s pantomime at Westminster Abbey. I am a republican, but irrespective of that, what does this do to proclaim the Gospel? It shows the church as pompous and irrelevant to the needs of the hungry and needy world. When can we get a sensible discussion about disestablishment? I know some say that it will mean that the church will become marginalised, but in pastoral terms, people in my parish will still come for baptisms, weddings and funerals because we are at the centre of the community. Years ago, I did not go forward… Read more »

Fr Robin Paterson
Fr Robin Paterson
Reply to  Dr John Wallace
9 months ago

I am in touch with some impoverished people on the Caspian Sea coast and rural Philippines who watched The Coronation and not one thought it was irrelevant to their situation. It’s times we got on with the gospel and stopped imagining that those we patronise with our views agree with us. They were happy to see someone pledging to serve the people without prejudice.
Dr John , relax, and proclaim Christs presence with joy not criticism . Amen Rev R Paterson
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