Tag Archives: Liberal theology

Reclaiming church history for liberals

I’ve been reading Dominic Erdozain’s excellent The Soul of Doubt: The religious roots of unbelief from Luther to Marx. At last, a book that sets the record right. The way I was taught Christian history, and the way far too … Continue reading

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Modern Church, issues and arguments

It was partly a sense of a hole needing to be filled that first drew me into Modern Church. I confess to having spent much of my youth as an enthusiastic but short-term campaigner. So many social issues grabbed my … Continue reading

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Is it a good time for liberal theology?

What does liberal theology have to offer, why does it matter, why bother defending it? How can it increase its influence? Should it get more political? These are some of the questions we discussed at Modern Church’s Council meeting on … Continue reading

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Liberal faith is stronger

A few days ago I suggested that perhaps the tide is turning and the supremacy of hardline ‘conservatives’ in the leadership of the Church of England will now start declining. The main evidence is that they have so effectively discredited … Continue reading

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Liberals are not afraid of change

‘Church of England tied in knots over allowing gay men to become bishops’, said the Guardian a few weeks ago. The late Colin Slee’s leaked memo made national news, accusing archbishops of ‘behaving badly’ with temper tantrums and steamrollering decisions … Continue reading

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Liberal issues and liberal method

The world of Anglicanism is changing. How should we rspond? How should an organization like the MCU respond? In particular, how should we relate to campaigns, and single issue groups promoting them?

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Grace and truth

This year’s Annual Conference was memorable. A joint event between the MCU and the Alister Hardy Society, it generated surprises. Two of the lectures in particular provoked contrasting reactions and left us wondering how to respond.

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