Thinking Anglicans

A post-secular age?

Updated Tuesday morning

The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres preached last week at the installation of Giles Fraser as Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s.

Comment is free: belief has published a shortened version of his sermon here. Some of the comments left by readers are interesting…


George Pitcher reflects on the service at Faith is not an accessory – it’s an alternative.

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Father Ron Smith
14 years ago

“This is a place where we are not afraid to reason and we are not ashamed to worship and adore. May God bless you Giles as you set about your new work in the name of Jesus Christ, the very image of God. Amen” – Bp. Richard Chartres – In this final paragraph of his sermon, at the installation of Canon Giles Fraser into his new role at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the City of London, Bishop Richard is bringing together two aspects of what he expects Giles to provide through his ministry at the Cathedral: 1.… Read more »

14 years ago

The gloss on the bishop’s sermon followed by the posted reader comments is an interesting case study, at least. Denying God? Well, depends, doesn’t it. Even the OT prophets urged us to be constant, humble pilgrims lest we inadvertently fall into worshipping something null-deity as deity. Far, far, far easier to do – worshipping the idols, than not; as our case seems clear in any available age for which we have good cultural-religious documentation. Then on to Reason – surely the single domain in which most of today’s crisis-oriented conservatisms fail most egregiously; along with a busy host of alleged… Read more »

M. Mouse
M. Mouse
14 years ago

I am sure there is something I should learn from what you write, drdanfee; but I haven’t the faintest idea what it is is. What on earth does your post mean, perhaps in one sentence?

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