Tag: Body Of Christ

Sam Norton on the Future of the Church of England

Controversial, but powerful stuff. The general problem remains, however. The nature of the ministry than a priest is called to, in the way that Rowan articulates, is – to generalise hugely – a ministry that will become rarer and rarer

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Vincent Nichols’ Sermon

Yesterday the Ordinariate officially got underway with the three defecting bishops being ordained priests in the Roman Catholic church. Vincent Nichols’ sermon was actually quite interesting. Forget the fuss over the Ordinariate being dedicated to Mary (of Walsingham no less

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Rowan’s Address to Synod

You can read the full thing here. For me, the key sections around human sexuality are these. The debate over the status and vocational possibilities of LGBT people in the Church is not helped by ignoring the existing facts, which

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Affecting Society

I’ve just answered an email to a friend about how as pastors we approach the changes that are happening in society around us. This is my response to him and I’m publishing it below to get your thoughts on my

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Lambeth Palace Speaks

We finally have some words from the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the actions of TEC at their General Convention in Anaheim. And guys, it’s good, it’s really good. 4. The first is to do with the arguments most

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Martin Dudley mishandles Donatism

Martin Dudley has responded to the open statement from members of his Deanery. In his reply he demonstrates that he not only misunderstands (like Giles Fraser) the Donatist heresy, but also that his argument is tantamount to willingly promoting any

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