God, the world and us
Why Progressives Need God
4 talks & discussions within the Sunday morning service at St Brides Liverpool, L8 7LT.
10.0 am August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Saturday 30 September
2.0 pm at St Denys Bookshop, Manchester
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Tag Archives: Church of England
The Church of England’s General Synod is due to meet on 15th February, and some bizarre preparations are being made. This post is about a long document, Setting God’s People Free , written by the Archbishops’ Council. On behalf of … Continue reading
‘My primary feeling on reading the document was “here we go again”‘, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes remarks on her excellent response to the latest report from the Church of England’s House of Bishops on the apparently never-ending issue of same-sex relationships. The … Continue reading
‘Best known for expressing doubts about the virgin birth and the physical resurrection of Christ’ – The Guardian . ‘“Unbelieving bishop” Jenkins famed for his sceptical views… He shocked believers by expressing doubts about the virgin birth and the resurrection … Continue reading
‘Reform and renewal’ is the term used for the Church of England ‘s wide-ranging programmes of change. This post is about its proposal to rapidly increase the number of lay ministers : the unpaid to 17,500 (a 48% increase) and … Continue reading
What the new Church of England booklet Talking Jesus actually says is that a group of Christian leaders, meeting in March, shared a ‘collective longing for God to move in this nation’. For those who do not speak fluent Evangelicalese … Continue reading
In the continuing debate over gay marriage the Church Times has published an article by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard, ‘If we can’t make up, can we still kiss?’ This is a response. Their conservative evangelical approach is the cause … Continue reading
– and can anything be done? At last night’s lively talk at St Brides’ Liverpool, and the equally lively discussion afterwards, Linda Woodhead presented an alternative vision of the Church of England.
At the moment the Labour Party is sounding very much like the Church of England. Failure, disappointment. What have we been doing wrong? How can we turn the tables and grow again? Leading figures say Miliband was too left wing … Continue reading