Thinking Anglicans


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.

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Father Ron Smith
9 years ago

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.… Read more »

9 years ago

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?

Gary Paul Gilbert
Gary Paul Gilbert
9 years ago

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

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