Richard Peers Quodcumque – Serious Christianity Mindfulness: the answer to our Missional Problem?
Trevor Thurston-Smith The Pensive Pilgrim When Nice and a Cappuccino Won’t Do
Philip Jones Ecclesiastical Law The Married State10 Comments
Church Times ‘God was still my highest priority and my greatest love’
Vicky Beeching talks to Madeleine Davies about ‘unlearning a lifetime of shame’
Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News For the Love of God….
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Time to confront and end abusive, homophobic teaching, theology and practice
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Speaking of words within the word
Daniel Hill Law & Religion UK The State and Marriage: Cut the Connection
Mark Vernon Church Times Why people don’t come to a worldly church
“Seekers are looking for spiritual depth and inner transformation — not anxiety and manic overwork, argues Mark Vernon”
Angela Tilby Church Times We need to talk about cathedrals
Caroline Davies The Guardian Are Church of England’s dabbing deacons and jumping bishops a leap too far?
“Informal ordination photos may be a sign of holy joy for some, but traditionalists are less than elated”
Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer CofE Safeguarding: General Synod is being managed, manipulated, duped and disrespected
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church How do we expect Church Abuse Survivors to feel?
Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New Directions for the Church 6: accept diversity of belief0 Comments
Anna Norman-Walker ViaMedia.News Who Speaks for Anglican Evangelicals?
Rachel Williams spends a day with the Community of St Anselm
Evening Standard These millennials have left behind their friends, families and jobs to live like monks for a year
Andrew Brown The Guardian Taking a lesson from Michael Curry could just save the Church of England
“It is so handicapped by self-importance that applying the flexibility of other churches could revive its plummeting numbers”
Andrew Brown Church Times How right-wing populists appropriate Christ
Philip Welsh Church Times Time to retreat from throwaway liturgy
“Under Common Worship, service sheets have started to get in the way of God, says Philip Welsh. He proposes a solution”
… and here’s one I missed last week:
Torin Douglas Church Times Maintaining faith in the mainstream media
“Religious broadcasting has had a rocky 40 years — but it is now being taken more seriously, says Torin Douglas”
Michael Sadgrove Woolgathering in North East England Seascapes: a retreat for those being ordained.
Jonathan Clatworthy St Bride’s blog Food with dignity – The origins of the Eucharist
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Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the Church 5: open membership
Emma Percy Women and the Church Install Updates
Sam Wells preached this sermon at the Service of Hope for LGBTI equality in the Church of England held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Clapham, on 7 June: Not until you give me your blessing
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Are Abuse Survivors Prophets to the Church?28 Comments
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Speaking of worthiness and sacraments
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love A bishop authorised to discriminate against LGBTI people
Savi Hensman Ekklesia Bishop’s call to deny communion defies church on LGBTI welcome
Meg Warner ViaMedia.News Sex & the Single Girl
Jonathan Draper Afterthoughts Inclusion is more than being nice12 Comments
Paul Bayes ViaMedia.News Changes – Facing the Strange…
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love How comfortable are the bishops with the Love that Dares to Speak its Name?
Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the Church 4: beyond church services
The Bishop of Maidstone has written this Reply from Bishop Rod Thomas to the Bishop of Lichfield’s ad clerum on ‘Welcoming and Honouring LGBT+ people’ in the diocese. We linked to the ad clerum here.
Colin Coward has written this Open Letter to Archbishops Justin and Sentamu re: +Maidstone in response.
Miranda Threlfall-Holmes Encouragement for Churches: 4 Points On Welcoming Children37 Comments
Philip North Church Times The spreadsheet or the cross — time to choose
“A radical change of mindset is needed to close the vast gap in wealth between the dioceses”
and in response
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Speaking of spreadsheets and the cross
Richard Coles Church Times The spiritual potential of Twitter
“Social media can align the values of the Kingdom and this world”
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church ‘The Gift of Reproof’. Making peace with accusers2 Comments
Ian Gomersall has written about what he, the rector of St Chrysostom’s Church, Manchester, does.
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church What is Safeguarding? Questions for the July Synod.
Wealands Bell Alexa, what did you think of the sermon? (On Alexa, Anglicans and Alabama.)
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Paul Bayes Bishop of Liverpool A rule of life
Theo Hobson The Spectator Will the Church’s division over women clergy re-ignite?
Ruth Wilde Inclusive Church Race, class and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon
James Woodward ViaMedia.News Royal Wedding – Finding a Voice
[There is a transcipt of Bishop Curry’s sermon here and a video here.]
Emma Ash Church Times The cost of discerning a call is too high for some
“Working-class candidates need more financial help during the discernment process”
Jeremy Morris ViaMedia.News From Windrush to Windsor: Who Do We Think We Are?
Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the Church 2: kingdom of God or cult of Christ?
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Safeguarding, IICSA and the Care of Survivors8 Comments
Hayley Matthews ViaMedia.News Royal Weddings & Lady Bishops – Time for Change?
Harry Farley Christian Today Michael Curry: Who is the Royal wedding preacher who backs gay marriage and opposes Trump?
Lucy Winkett Church Times What is the significance of Pentecost? A test of spirit, and the challenge of bearing witness
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Institutions defend themselves – Barrow Hospital and C/E compared
Harriet Sherwood interviews the Archbishop of Canterbury for The Guardian Justin Welby: ‘I’m nervous about dropping the rings at the royal wedding’42 Comments
Jonathan Clatworthy Château Clâteau New directions for the church 1: whose kingdom come?
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Bishops as Managers – Empathy begins to die
David Walker ViaMedia.News Lost in Translation – Speaking in Differing Tongues18 Comments
Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of ‘thy kingdom come.’
Meg Warner ViaMedia.News Trauma, Churches & People’s Rites
Richard Kellow Church Times Questions for Fresh Expressions
“The closure of a pioneer ministry prompts searching observations from Richard Kellow”
Malcolm Brown Church Times Society needs us to be Anglican, not sectarian
“The C of E’s ability to hold together different points of view has much to teach politicians, says Malcolm Brown”
Peter Hitchens First Things Latimer and Ridley are forgotten
“A Protestant understanding of England’s Martyrs”
Ian Gomersall St Chrysostom’s Church News and Views Visiting the Archbishop of Canterbury
Giles Goddard ViaMedia.News Nye Letter & The Silencing of Debate
Mark Harris Preludium GAFCON alternative universe expands
Martyn Percy Modern Church The Church of England: Mission and Ministry after the Decade of Evangelism
There is a summary here. The full text of the article can only be found by following the link at the end of the summary.
Martin Sewell Archbishop Cranmer Why is the General Synod of the Church of England so poor at holding Bishops to account?
James Alexander Cameron Stained Glass Attitudes Why are some churches locked?
Robert Beaken Church Times It is time to rethink the purpose of godparents
“Canon law is out of step with parish reality”
Sam Wells Church Times What does it mean to be a godparent? Singing God’s song when your godchild forgets how it goes
“In his introduction to a collection of letters written to his son by Stanley Hauerwas, his son’s godfather, Sam Wells, reflects on what it means to be a godparent”
Archdruid Eileen The Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley The Real Takeover of the Church of England
Jenny Humphreys Women And The Church Changing the Culture of the Church of England
Anna Norman-Walker ViaMedia.News Windrush & Rudd: When “They” Are “Us”!
Victoria Stock pisky.scot My Family32 Comments
Angela Tilby Church Times Deliver us from the Evangelical takeover
Edward Dowler Church Times State-owned churches are not the answer, Sir Simon
“The cold hand of secular authority cannot replace the stewardship of a living, breathing community”
Paul Bayes ViaMedia.News “Do as we say” or “Do as we do”?
Jon White The Episcopal Café Do priests and pastors need an office?
Pierre Whalon Anglican Communion News Service Living with Laïcité2 Comments
Gilo Surviving Church Society for the Protection of Bishops – Gilo’s response
Stephen Parsons Surviving Church Honesty and integrity in the Church – a response to Gilo
Mark Clavier The Living Church Morning Diary of a Cathedral Canon
Lorraine Cavanagh ViaMedia.news IICSA – Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Marcus Green The Possibility of Difference Ethical Leadership2 Comments