Saturday, 5 July 2014


Andrew Goddard at Fulcrum asks Can we pray for the dead?

Giles Fraser writes in The Guardian that Assisted dying is the final triumph of market capitalism.
Jenny McCartney writes for The Spectator about The terminal confusion of Dignity in Dying.
Malcolm Brown (the Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England) asks Is the choice to be killed the same as choosing a car ?

Christopher Howse writes in The Telegraph about Imagining Jesus is beside you and about Clever folk being foolish about God.

Justin Welby preached this sermon last Sunday: ‘Thanksgiving and repentance’ - Archbishop on the first black Anglican bishop.

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 5 July 2014 at 11:00am BST | TrackBack
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Andrew Goddard's slip is really showing - as a radical agnostic on the disposition of the faithful departed. Holy Church has, historically believed that the prayers of the living are helpful to our dear departed. St. Paul speaks of them as awaiting the re-appearance of Christ on 'the last day'; when "All who have died in Christ will be raised up with him". Presumably (except for the Holy Ones whose lives have been rewarded with immediate transition to heaven) the departed are still in that 'paradise' (Place of departed spirits) to which Jesus descended for three days before his resurrection. Are they being, in any way, benefited by our prayers in the interim? I firmly believe they are - as do all catholics and orthodox believers

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Saturday, 5 July 2014 at 10:36pm BST

Christopher Howse's 'Clever folk being foolish about God' reveals a refreshingly down-to-earth approach. The Kingdom of Blog is overrun with clever folk being foolish about God. Perhaps God approves of foolish folk being clever about....something. Who knows?

Posted by: Pam on Sunday, 6 July 2014 at 7:16am BST

Howse strikes me as anti-woman and anti-intellectual. Andrew Goddard seems to forget how messy and untidy Anglican theology can be. Gary Paul Gilbert

Posted by: Gary Paul Gilbert on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 at 7:06am BST
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