Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 9 November 2019

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Establishment dynamics. How secrecy and defensiveness harm the Church.

Peter Leonard ViaMedia.News Remembering – An Active Choice?

Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News The All-Seeing Eye

Kate Wharton Single Minded The Billy Graham Rule

Philip North Church Times We don’t need to bring Jesus to urban estates
“The Church’s task is to demonstrate that he is already present, not to provide all the answers”

Sara Batts-Neale Church Times The tyranny of the perfect wedding
“Sara Batts-Neale’s ministry to her wedding couples extends to their bank balance”


Opinion – 2 November 2019

Ian Paul Psephizo Is it time to scrap the ‘curacy’?

Andrew Lightbown theore0 Speaking of liturgy (and theological formation)

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church The Imagination Deficit. Bishops and Survivors

Peter Sheppard  Catholic Herald Thousands of medieval churches face ruin. Who will save them?

David Walker ViaMedia.News The Fallout from Tribal Scrums


Opinion – 30 October 2019

Helen King ViaMedia.News Safeguarding & Sexuality – Are We Throwing Money In the Right Direction?

Trevor Thurston-Smith The Pensive Pilgrim Ancient and Modern : When is church music ‘Good’?

Leo Benedictus The Guardian Churches in nightclubs and Anglican gyms: can the C of E win back city dwellers?


Opinion – 26 October 2019

Bosco Peters Liturgy A Schism’s Consecration

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Life after Trauma. Charities who work for peace and the healing of Survivors

David Ison ViaMedia.News Unity or Truth?

Julia Baird The Sydney Morning Herald In praise of the oddities and outliers resisting bonkers fundamentalism in Sydney

Rosalind Brown Church Times The lectionary silences women’s experiences
“It is time to make the stories of female biblical characters more visible during public worship”


Opinion – 23 October 2019

Rosie Harper ViaMedia.News “Don’t Go Listening to Lies….”

Stephen Kneale Christian Today Is your church too dependent on charitable status?

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Open Letter to Keith Makin re: John Smyth Review


Opinion – 19 October 2019

Peterson Feital ViaMedia.News Toxic Masculinity and the Church

Ian Paul Psephizo Should clergy count their days and hours?

Eve Poole Church Times How to break free from a culture of overwork
“Christians must model a different way of living, says Eve Poole. Help is at hand from Oscar Wilde and the latest research”

Joel Hollier The Guardian I’m gay, married, and not leaving my church

Paul Bayes ViaMedia.News The Rainbow of Non-violent Advocacy


Opinion – 12 October 2019

Ian Blair ViaMedia.News On Brexit, Becket and Signs of the Times

Janet Fife Surviving Church The Gospel, Victims and Common Worship pt 2

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Crowd Psychology and the Church

Archdruid Eileen The Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley The Mathematics and Psychology of the Peace

Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News Identity Depression & the Church’s Culpability

Felicity Cooke and Lizzie Taylor WATCH Trust and Transparency: Essentials for Mutual Flourishing

Loretta Minghella gave this talk (a 31 minute audio) at the WATCH AGM earlier this month.

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Opinion – 5 October 2019

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church The Jonathan Fletcher story continues

Martyn Goss Modern Church Faith, belief and climate justice

Peter Leonard ViaMedia.News Power, Men & Politics

Lambeth Conference Eamonn Mullally shares his hopes for the Lambeth Conference


Opinion – 2 October 2019

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love The 40th anniversary of a feral priest’s priesting

Janet Fife Surviving Church The Gospel, Victims and Common Worship

Sarah Mullaly, the Bishop of London, preached this sermon at the annual Judges Service in Westminster Abbey yesterday.
“Justice in the Bible has less to do with the conviction of the guilty and more to do with the care of the innocent.”


Opinion – 28 September 2019

Rachel Mann Church Times How Life of Brian drew me to Christianity
“Church leaders who condemned the film on its release 40 years ago missed its evangelistic potential”

Michael Sadgrove Woolgathering in North East England On Books, Waves and Not Getting Angry with Rascals

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 That under her we may be godly and quietly governed.

Church Times Leader Under judgment

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Opinion – 25 September 2019

Wesley Hill The Living Church Bibles for the Ages

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Long-term effects of Church Abuse

Helen King ViaMedia.News Wider Still & Wider…


Opinion – 21 September 2019

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Keith Makin and the Smyth review.

David Ison ViaMedia.News An Anglican Communion at a Crossroads?


Opinion – 18 September 2019

Janet Fife Surviving Church Bishops-Free from the ‘bondage of corruption’?

Jeremy Pemberton From the Choir Stalls On Not Sharing the Peace

Michael Sadgrove Woolgathering in North East England Called to the Priesthood, Called to be Lay

Meg Munn Chair of the National Safeguarding Panel Focus on prevention

Paul Bayes ViaMedia.News The (Rebel) Alliance of Allies


Opinion – 14 September 2019

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Truth and Integrity in Politics and Religion

Rosie Harper ViaMedia.News Shhh….It’s Secret!!

Philip Welsh Church Times Give parents room to breathe at baptisms
“The promises demanded in Common Worship are too didactic, argues Philip Welsh. A small act of rebellion is required”


Opinion – 7 September 2019

Nick Baines Church Times What is truth, when we have a PM who lies?
“Trust is a casualty of this political crisis, says Nick Baines. The consequences could be far-reaching”

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Who is my enemy? When the Church needs to listen better.

Wyn Beynon Inclusive Church Male Headship and Patriarchal Theologies


Opinion – 4 September 2019

Gilo Surviving Church Safeguarding the Secrets Pt 2 (NST)

David and Yvonne Shemmings Community Care Learning from survivors of church sexual abuse

Trevor Thurston-Smith The Pensive Pilgrim Collective Sin and Mrs Cook

Stephen Kneale Building Jerusalem If you really want to be a resource church, send your trainees to those best placed to train them


Opinion – 31 August 2019

Rachel Mann Church Times We should embrace our oddness

Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Traumatising Narcissism, Survivors and Sexual Abuse

Mark Vernon Christian Today William Blake: The Christian prophet determined to open our immortal eyes


Opinion – 28 August 2019

Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer Nobody knows Nobody’s Friends

Karen Swallow Prior Christianity Today Screens Are Changing the Way We Read Scripture


Opinion – 24 August 2019

Stanley Monkhouse Rambling Rector O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself

Jonathan Clatworthy Modern Church Christian imperialism

Jonathan Draper Afterthoughts Trick or Treat?

Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Losing Sleep Over Michaela – why children aren’t coming to church


Opinion – 21 August 2019

Archbishop Cranmer Clergy sexual abuse: why can’t the Church cleanse its own temple?

Gilo Surviving Church Safeguarding the Secrets part 1 – Nobody’s Friends

Anne Inman The Tablet Should we be calling priests ‘Father’?
“It is perhaps time for the dangers inherent in the use of ‘father’ as a form of address to be taken seriously”

Greg Sheridan The Spectator The West cannot survive without a re-energised belief in Christianity
“Most British people seem to take it on faith that to have faith is stupid”

Ian Ellis The Irish Times Serious dialogue: How different churches can enrich one another
“Rite&Reason: Receptive ecumenism seeks to learn from features of other denominations”