Monthly Archives: April 2016

“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”?

by Canon Simon Butler, Vicar of St Mary’s Battersea, Prolocutor of Canterbury My old friend and fellow Archbishops’ Council member Ian Paul and I engaged in a minor online debate this week about “Things Jesus Never Said”. In its course, I … Continue reading

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“Ambition, Power and the Gospel”

Reflections on the race for London’s Mayor by Canon Dr Angus Ritchie Would you like to have more power? The word “power” usually produces a pretty negative reaction, especially among religious people. Our immediate reaction is often to focus on … Continue reading

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“Who Am I?” – The Hidden Key to Reconciliation

Reflection (written before last weekend’s revelations by Archbishop Justin Welby) by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester One of the great privileges of being Bishop of Manchester is that I get invitations to meet with remarkable people. … Continue reading

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Shared Confidences – Why “It’s Good to Talk”

A Reflection on the Shared Conversations by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News “It’s good to talk!” The macho cockney voice of Bob Hoskins (pictured) encouraging men to pick up the phone (back then a landline almost certainly owned by BT) … Continue reading

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From Brussels to Jos – a Lesson in Countering Terrorism (Part 2)

Rev Canon Hassan John, Jos, Nigeria  Part 2 – The Key to Countering Terrorism Reflecting on the Brussels bomb blast and indeed the attacks in Europe by the Islamic state, there is this worry about the seeming daunting task of nipping … Continue reading

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