Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 13 December 2017

Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer Mandatory reporting of CofE child abuse is complicated, so let’s proceed incrementally

Ekklesia Rowan Williams’ 2017 Christmas Message

Michael Curry Episcopal Café A Christmas message from the Presiding Bishop

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Communion as social dynamite or depth charge

Andrew Lightbown There0 Speaking of despair; talking of ‘healing.’

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Thanks to Martin Sewell for another helpful piece. However, I wonder why he includes deans but not archdeacons in the reporting process?

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A good and thought-provoking article by Fr Colin Coward on the Eucharist He is surely right when he asserts “an Alpha-based pattern of worship wants to make clones of us”. There is a vast difference between the transforming power of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and the mediocre singing of trite ditties, accompanied by men in jeans banging a set of drums. What hope for the happy-clappy Church of England?

Susannah Clark
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“accompanied by men in jeans banging a set of drums”

What’s wrong with jeans?

Tim Chesterton
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‘There is a vast difference between the transforming power of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and the mediocre singing of trite ditties, accompanied by men in jeans banging a set of drums. What hope for the happy-clappy Church of England?’

I’m not particularly a fan of Alpha, but I know a good number of people who have experienced the transforming power of Jesus on an Alpha Course too.