Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 19 September 2018

There was an ecumenical conversation on the Eucharist, organised by Liverpool Parish Church, on 8 September with introductory contributions from the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool and the Chair of the Liverpool Methodist District. The texts of their talks are available here. The Bishop of Liverpool has also published his contribution on his own website: The presence of Jesus.

Jo Kershaw Church Times Keeping the Catholic flame burning
“Let’s not lose the gift of laughter”

Kelvin Holdsworth Who would true valour sing?

Jeremy Morris Viamedia.News Time for “A New Evangelism”?

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Opinion – 15 September 2018

Neil Patterson ViaMedia.News Sex, Lies & Voting Records
and in response
Jeremy Pemberton From the Choir Stalls Sex, hypocrisy and the body

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Tales of Unhappiness in Anglican Parishes

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of the future and Archbishop Justin’s potential legacy

The Archbishop of Canterbury addressed the Trades Union Congress earlier this week. You can watch or read his speech here.
For a summary read Hattie Williams in Church TimesFive years ago, Welby shamed Wonga. Now he names Amazon…
“Archbishop of Canterbury launches a scathing attack on the tax system in the UK”

The Archbishop’s speech provoked a lot of comment. Here is a very small sample.
Archbishop Cranmer Curate’s egg or Archbishop’s omelette? Welby tells TUC: gig economy is “reincarnation of an ancient evil”
Anoosh Chakelian New Statesman No, Archbishop Justin Welby isn’t “parroting” Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour
Nick Spencer Theos Arguments against Archbishops
Leader comment The Telegraph The Archbishop of Canterbury should stick to religion and stay out of politics
Tom Harris The Telegraph The church thinks dabbling in politics is cool, but it only hastens its decline

And here’s something the Archbishop wrote earlier this year for Huffington PostIs Mixing Faith And Politics Worth The Risk?

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Opinion – 8 September 2018

David Runcorn The gift of tears
“Suppressed, hidden, apologised for, writer and speaker David Runcorn asks us to look again at how God can use our tears”
The article refers to photographs of tears by Rose-Lynn Fisher; you can see some of them here.

Rachel Mann The Limits of Sex: The C of E, priggishness, and its violence against LGBT couples

Justin Welby Church Times Religious communities — a work in progress
“They face serious challenges — but there are signs of hope and renewal, says the Archbishop of Canterbury”

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Opinion – 5 September 2018

Updated to add the Jeremy Pemberton article

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Sex, Lies and Honesty in the Church: An Anglican Response to James Alison

Jeremy Pemberton From the Choir Stalls Honest to God: responding to James Alison and Richard Peers

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Church Teams – What are they?

Richard Kew The Living Church Living with Cranmer’s Lectionary

Ian Paul Psephizo Why we all need printed Bibles

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Opinion – 1 September 2018

Harriet Sherwood The Guardian Religion: why faith is becoming more and more popular

Becky Clark Buildings for Mission Shout Out Loud: Why I welcome disagreement on caring for churches

Christopher Exeter Church Times The C of E must speak louder on medical ethics
“Society needs help to navigate the health issues arising from rapid technological advances”

‘Christians don’t like hearing the truth’
Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the first African Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, talks to Madeleine Davies for Church Times.
There’s a podcast of the interview here.

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Some reflections on Evangelical support for Trump
Here’s another article on the same topic from earlier this year
Michael Gerson The Atlantic The Last Temptation
“How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory”

 

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Opinion – 25 August 2018

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Defending the Church from Scandal -Catholic and Anglican Approaches

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of depression, anxiety, lies and liturgy

Ruth Hunt gave this year’s Inclusive Church lecture last month. A transcript is now available: LGBT and Faith: Building Bridges in a Polarised World. There is also a video.

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Opinion – 22 August 2018

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity New Wine United (2): LGBT Issues – “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted …”

Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer CofE clergyman tells suicidal sex-abuse victim to “crawl back under a stone”, and that he “probably enjoyed” it

Marcus Green The Possibility of Difference flagging up issues of pride

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Opinion – 18 August 2018

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Leadership? What sort of leadership? What sort of Church?

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Secrets, Transparency and the Age of the Internet

Church Times ‘Once we connect on to something, that’s it’
Pat Ashworth discovers the gifts that those with autism are bringing to the Church

Phil Johnson and David Greenwood Premier Christianity Why we need a new law to prevent churches from covering up abuse

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Opinion – 15 August 2018

David Wheeler-Reed The Conversation What the early church thought about God’s gender

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity New Wine United 2018 (1): The Lord is with you

Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer John Smyth dies – just as the CPS gives police go-ahead for his extradition and prosecution

Carlo Uchello The Episcopal Café The Most Important (and Ignored) Day of the Year

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church John Smyth’s death -the aftermath

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Opinion – 11 August 2018

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Sexual Abusers and the Abused – the cost of forgiveness

Mark Vernon Church Times Century of the selfie

Sara Gillingham The Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale Being Intersex in the House of God

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Opinion – 8 August 2018

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity A Parable of Radical Inclusion: the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage

Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer John Smyth tortured Christian boys at Iwerne – where’s the CofE inquiry?

Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New Directions for the Church 10: offer hope

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Peter Ball, Vicky Beeching, and Lizzy Lowe: lessons about abusive Christianity

 

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Opinion – 4 August 2018

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church The post IICSA Church of England – in Praise of Integrity

Paul Vallely Church Times Action matters more than words

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Opinion – 1 August 2018

Kelvin Holdsworth What’s in Kelvin’s Head Praying for Dr Pritchard

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity How should we respond in prayer to IICSA? – Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Evidence of shockingly prejudiced attitudes to LGBTI+ people in the Church of England

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Speaking of bishops, accountability, and governance

Jenn Strawbridge Young Clergy Women International  Tainted Love

Michelle Montrose Liverpool Parish Church Sermon preached on 29 July
[This is the sermon I heard at church on Sunday morning.]

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Opinion – 28 July 2018

Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the Church 9: break down the barriers

Michael Sadgrove Woolgathering in North East England Vicky’s Book

catholicity and covenant Time to reclaim the tippet from the neo-Puritans

Richard Nicholl Church Times More marketing is not the answer for the Church
“Social media has some surprising lessons for the C of E”

Mark Ashcroft St Chrysostom’s Church News and Views The agents of genuine renewal

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Opinion – 25 July 2018

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes St Margaret of Antioch

Simon Butler ViaMedia.News History & Doctrine – Written by Winners?

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Opinion – 21 July 2018

Daniel Hill Law & Religion UK The State and Marriage III: Objections to the Cutting of the Connection

Archdruid Eileen The Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley The Immigration Policy of Heaven

Andy Griffiths Church Times Clergy must refuse to be indispensable
“Building teams to carry out ministry is better for the health of the incumbent and the parish”

Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News Incarnational Truth – The Power of Testimony

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Peter Ball and the Dynamics of Church Power

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Opinion – 18 July 2018

A Place to Belong: Disability and the Church
“Watch stories of people with disabilities in the Church of England – and their perspectives on how churches can make sure everyone can participate in church life.”
Three short films were commissioned for a disability conference at Lambeth Palace hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Tim Wyatt Church Times ‘Dance as if no one’s watching. Tweet as if it will be brought up in court’
“Fraught with danger, or an opportunity to thrash out the truth? Tim Wyatt asks some of the C of E’s most prolific users of Twitter and Facebook what they think about social media”

Richard Beck Experimental Theology Respecting the Infant of Prague

Rosie Harper ViaMedia.News Conventional Thinking At Its Best…

Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the Church 8: admit the contradictions

Paul Bayes ViaMedia.News Tapping Into Love – Democratising Evangelism

Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer Synod – Reasons to be Cheerful (Pt 1): the secret to a contented flock
Synod – Reasons to be Cheerful (Pt 2): inclusion is the fruit of evangelism

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Christian LGBTI+ Equality – a strategy for change

 

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Opinion – 14 July 2018

Rachael Phillips Diocese of Durham Rachael Investigates: Anglo-Catholic Evangelism Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love The Bishops and LGBTI Anglicans – GS 2055 and GS Misc 1158 – time for action

Meg Warner ViaMedia.News Episcopally Led and Synodically Managed

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Speaking of stewardship (and investment)

Rachel Mann In Praise of Synod…

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Anglican Bishops and the Post-Singleton Church

Linda Ryan The Episcopal Café Spem in Alium

Anne Stevens Women and the Church Pushing and pulling at the sticky door
[This refers to this Royal Society video: Understanding Unconscious Bias]

Christina Rees The Guardian Back to the future: that’s where the Church of England must dare to go

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Opinion – 7 July 2018

Trevor Thurston-Smith The Pensive Pilgrim Priesthood – An Unpredictable Journey

Daniel Hill Law & Religion UK The State and Marriage II: How would things look after the Cutting of the Connection?

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of blessing

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love
Traditional or Revisionist – LGBTI+ Anglicans and the Teaching Document – a history
The Government’s LGBT+ Action Plan and the Church of England’s systemic homophobia

Jeremy Morris ViaMedia.News Are We Truly a Church “Of the People”?

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes St Bride’s Liverpool Encouragement for churches: Four points on welcoming children by our Rector Miranda

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Opinion – 30 June 2018

Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the Church 7: decentralise

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Vicky Beeching & Jayne Ozanne. Narratives of hope

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Church plants and the problems of ecclesiology and doctrine

Editorial The Guardian view on an Anglican cover-up: the church that didn’t want to know

Donna Birrell Coffee Time The Week That Shook The Church…..

Theo Hobson The Spectator Justin Welby needs to get off the fence

Kelvin Holdsworth Civil Partnerships – What now for the churches?

 

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