Tag: Decade

Tick-Tock Time Machine

I’ve just come back from taking Reuben to see “Andy and Mike’s Tick-Tock Time Machine” at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. It’s not often that I come away from Kid’s Theatre wanting to blog about it, but this was absolutely

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Fair and Balanced?

Is there an even-handed approach by newspapers like the Guardian to issues around the fluidity of sexuality? Let’s find out. Yesterday afternoon Robert Booth at the Guardian published an interview with Peterson Toscano, an “ex-ex-gay”. It’s a friendly interview –

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Spitzer Retracts his 2001 Paper – Kind Of…

As Warren Throckmorton (amongst others) reports, Dr Robert Spitzer has asked to retract a paper he authored in 2003 examining the anecdotal reporting of almost 200 people who had been through an “ex-gay” programme. Knowing this article was coming, I

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Deciphering the Cathedral Stats

The Church of England’s Research and Statistics Department (OK, technically the Archbishops’ Council’s Research and Statistics Department) has released figures for the past decade or so’s attendances at Cathedrals. The headline figures are encouraging, showing a growth in attendance of

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Peter’s Axioms on Quoting Statistics

Go to any article on same-sex marriage and the controversy around gay unions, and at some point someone is going to make a claim and back it up by citing an academic paper. Knowing that many of you do that,

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Quick Wins for Diocesan Websites

So, nice Archdeacon, you’ve finally got the parish reps to agree a parish profile and job and person specification. You’ve gone and bought advertising in both the Church of England Newspaper and the Church Times. You’ve put the diocesan website

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