Monthly Archives: November 2012

C4M – Ten Reasons – Number 5

Before all this Women Bishops malarkey we were doing a series looking at the Coalition for Marriage’s “Ten Reasons” leaflet. The idea is to go through each argument and see amongst us whether it has any merit. Here’s number five. Myth

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The Dys-established Church

Ponder with me for a moment the hypocrisy of the scene. In the House of Commons stands a man, Tony Baldry by name, who has the formal title of “Second Church Estates Commissioner”. He stands in his role as representing

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Moving Forward

Today as I was listening to the speeches at General Synod I had a dawning epiphany. It was simply this – we need to vote yes and we need to trust that we can make the Code of Practice work

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Women Bishops

OK then. I give in. Seeing as tomorrow is the start of the Extraordinary meeting of General Synod which will include on Tuesday a whole day debating the finalised motion with the Appleby amendment followed by a final vote, I

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On the Radio

If you want to hear one of my radio broadcasts from last weekend, click on the link below and then press play. Here I was talking to Radio Merseyside, where Justin Welby was Dean of the Cathedral. Click Here If

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Three Challenges

I co-wrote a piece with Andrew Lilico that has just been published on the Conservative Home website. The third key challenge concerns whether we should remain the Church ofEngland — should we continue to be the state church.  This issue may

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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