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Why worship?

A short while ago I was asked to explain the point of worship to my local Philosophy in Pubs group, many of whom are atheists and don’t see the point. Reflecting on it made me realise why I’m uncomfortable with … Continue reading

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Abusive spiritual beliefs produce abusive acts

Naturally, the Evangelical Alliance has defended itself against Jayne Ozanne’s critique of its teaching, especially in the light of the recent survey by the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service on the prevalence of spiritual abuse. But the defence fails. I … Continue reading

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Rev’s priesthood

This is about the sense of having a distinctive role. It is inspired by the television series Rev, with its vicar Adam Smallbone. I rarely watch television, but to me Rev was special. At last the BBC has produced a … Continue reading

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Resurrection and kingdom

In theory Easter is the biggest festival in the Church’s year. How it works out in practice is another matter. Today the main issue is that it’s impossible. Nobody rises from the dead. Some people conclude that Christianity is wrong, … Continue reading

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Why go to church anyway?

It’s a good sign. The Church Times is publishing a four-part series of articles on the state of the Church of England. The news is mostly discouraging, but never mind. The series began last week with an article by Linda … Continue reading

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What needs to be freshly expressed?

A fresh expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.   It will come into being through principles of listening, service, incarnational mission … Continue reading

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