Theo Hobson The Spectator How agnostics can help save the Church of England
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Overcoming conflict. Mediation and reconciliation examined.
Opinion articles relating specifically to last week’s meeting of General Synod are in my article below.0 Comments
Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer ‘General Synod has no confidence in the Church of England’s capacity to regulate its own safeguarding culture’
Sara Gillingham Church Times My intersex story
“Sara Gillingham is fed up with being treated as ‘disordered'”
John Appleby Church Times Created by god male and female?
“Exposure to different experiences has led John Appleby to rethink binary gender models”
Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News Can It be Right That…?4 Comments
Lynne Cullens Some notes on class, relevance and the Church
Giles Goddard ViaMedia.News Lessons My Mother Taught Me…Like When Best to Say Nothing At All
Kelvin Holdsworth What’s in Kelvin’s Head How would you teach me to pray?
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Volunteers and Church Life
Jonathan Draper Afterthoughts Evangelism and the Five Marks of Mission1 Comment
The Church of England’s General Synod meets in London this week from Wednesday to Saturday.
Stephen Lynas bathwellschap Ch – ch – ch – ch – ch – changes
Stephen’s usual excellent introduction to this week’s business
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Hey ho, hey ho & it’s off to synod we go
Steven Croft Bishop of Oxford Rethinking Evangelism
an (unauthorised) background paper for the General Synod.
David Pocklington Law & Religion UK Measuring the Footprint, Delivering the ambition?
“The continued debate on the London/Truro Diocesan Synod Motion”
Church Times leader Mission creeps
There are links to the Synod agenda and papers here.23 Comments
Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Guest Post: Consecrated celibacy – a personal journey
Sara Gillingham ViaMedia.News Dear Church – A Valentine Lesson in Love
“Sara Gillingham … raises awareness of issues faced by people born with intersex traits.”
Andrew Gray Church Times A joined-up approach to tackling homelessness
“A task force would enable better working between the Church and other agencies”
Church Times ‘Jesus holding my hand has been the most powerful force in my life’
“Two gay priests of different generations talk about the challenges that they have faced in their ministry”
Kimberly Knowle-Zeller The Episcopal Café Noticing Every Day
David Walker ViaMedia.News A Special Place in Hell….and the Road to Heaven
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Revisiting Institutional Narcissism2 Comments
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of inclusivity, offence and rejection
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Why do Christians seem preoccupied by sex?
Ted Harrison Church Times Beware the use of banal and meaningless slogans
“Think carefully before creating one, … and make sure to avoid these common pitfalls”
Marcus Walker Catholic Herald Why Anglo-Catholicism appeals to millennials
Meg Warner ViaMedia.News Elephants, Penguins, Procreation & Japanese Knotweed19 Comments
Andrew John, the Bishop of Bangor, Bishop Andy’s new Episcopal Letter
“I have come to believe that the Church should now fully include without distinction those who commit to permanent loving unions with a person of the same sex. I further believe that the best way to do this is for the Church to marry these people as we do with men and women.”
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Releasing the feral essence of God to flow in our beings
Ryan P Bonfiglio The Christian Century It’s time to rethink our assumptions about where theological education happens
“Until 1565, the local church was also the seminary.”
Marcus Green ViaMedia.News Living in Love & Faith – The Challenge of Getting Heard25 Comments
Tina Beardsley ViaMedia.News A Trans Priest’s Response to the “Harmful” Open Letter
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of baptismal rites. It’s time for the bishops to stand firm.
Ann Reddecliffe LGBTQFaithUK Why the bishops are right.
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love On leaving in Love and Faith
Madeleine Davies interviews Paul Bayes for Church Times An interview with the Bishop of Liverpool
“Bishops are allowed to have opinions, Paul Bayes tells Madeleine Davies”
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church The John Smyth affair two years on. Has anything changed?3 Comments
Rosie Harper ViaMedia.News Transphobic Letters, Mansplaining & Male Violence.
Katie Gaddini and Linda Woodhead The Conversation Brexit shines light on Church of England rift between leadership and Anglican majority8 Comments
Updated Saturday afternoon to add last two items
Laudable Practice The myopia of not propagating Anglicanism
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Deference and Obedience – Christian Virtues?
Andrew Forshew-Cain ViaMedia.News The First Signs of Spring?
Hattie Williams interviews Meg Munn, the independent chair of the National Safeguarding Panel, for Church Times No one ‘should ever stop being vigilant’ of risks
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church The Meg Munn CT interview – signs of hope for the future0 Comments
Peter Leonard ViaMedia.News The Power of Grass Roots Rebellion
Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity The Truth About Changing the Church
Andrew Brown The Guardian Justin Welby’s speaking in tongues makes sense to his evangelical tribe
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Speaking in praise of the elderly and the young.
Jeremy Morris ViaMedia.News IICSA – Holding the Past to Account?
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Help required for Safeguarding incident
[If you have any advice or help for Stephen please post it on his blog and not here.]
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Being who I am
Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe Church Times Is Christian language to blame for falling church attendance?
Terence Handley MacMath interviews Natalie Collins, gender-justice specialist for Church Times
‘Christianity should be at the forefront of gender justice, but it isn’t’
Kelvin Holdsworth What’s in Kelvin’s Head How shall we pray for our elected representatives?
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Churches – further reflections38 Comments
Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau Can evangelicals evangelise?
Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Candlemas: for schools and homes
The Bible in a Year?: Evangelicals, lectionaries and apps
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church ‘Concerned Anglicans’ in Oxford- who are they speaking for?
and Concerned Anglicans in Oxford. Are they all Anglican?
Trevor Thurston-Smith The Pensive Pilgrim Saving the Best Wine Until Last
Laudable Practice Giving Thanks for Elizabeth I21 Comments
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of being in Christ as the gateway to radical new inclusivity
Clare Hayns Consider the Lilies Head above the Parapet
Marcus Green The Possibility of Difference fake good news
Angela Tilby Church Times The trans guidance is not radical
Miranda Threlfall-Holmes Church Times Evangelism isn’t just for the Evangelicals
“Progressive Christians have good news to impart, not pre-packaged solutions”
Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Safeguarding Guidelines: progress, regression or PR spin?
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love The mystical Jesus and non-dualism
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Steeplejacking – subversion and schism in the local Church0 Comments
Fergus Butler-Gallie Archbishop Cranmer Ding-Dong Merrily Online: what can the bust-up over Greggs vegan sausage roll tell us about the Nativity?
Richard Beck Experimental Theology Everyone Already Knows All the Answers
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church 2018 Safeguarding and looking to 2019 and beyond.5 Comments
David Walker ViaMedia.News Hope at the Hinge of the Year – Football and Fear-filled Futures
Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Give us back our Benedicite! A task for General Synod?
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Safeguarding and the Falsely Accused3 Comments
Tim Wyatt Church Times Key reports in 2018: everything you need to know
“Too many long documents to read in 2018? Tim Wyatt provides a digest”
Richard Mammana Mockingbird Popsicles and Prayer Books
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Unconditional Love – a New Year Resolution for 2019
Kelvin Holdsworth What’s in Kelvin’s Head 10 Correct Opinions About Christmas Carols
Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News When “the Goodies” become “the Baddies”…
Jonathan Cooper Independent Our Anglican Christmas has been tarnished by the church’s role as an enabler of LGBT hate45 Comments
Luke Miller Archdeacon of London Happy Anniversary
Cally Hammond Church Times Dear tokens of my passion
“Four years ago, Cally Hammond was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was Christmas.”
The Anglican Communion News Service has compiled a list of Christmas messages from Anglican Primates.
Jonathan Draper Modern Church ’tis the season
Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau The meaning of the Magnificat
Sandra Palmer St Chrysostom’s Church News and Views The Ox and the Ass – inclusive nativities23 Comments