Monthly Archives: January 2018

“Spiritual Abuse” – A Pandora’s Box?

by the Revd Canon Anna Norman-Walker, Rector of Streatham and past member of General Synod In Greek mythology Pandora is created by Zeus and given as a wedding gift to the brother of his enemy Prometheus along with a jar … Continue reading

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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot – Again!

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod There is a story about two monks – one Dominican and the other Jesuit. In the days when people smoked on every possible occasion (see … Continue reading

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Refining and Owning our Anger…

by the Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, Salisbury The decision of bishops blocking the introduction of a new prayer celebrating a transgender person’s change of sex has rightly been the cause of frustration and anger to … Continue reading

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A Changing View From Across the Pond…

by the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester In the church where I preached on the first Sunday after Epiphany there’s a stained glass window dedicated in memory of a former member of the congregation from the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Ever Felt Like Saying: “I Just Can’t Cope!”?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Leeds Diocese ‘I just can’t cope!”. Most of us, I’m sure, will have felt like this at some time or other.  Times when we just wanted everything and everyone to … Continue reading

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A Theology of Reception that Pays Attention to People…

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge In 1965 Bishop John Robinson – already famous for his iconoclastic book Honest to God – challenged the Church of England with a call for a ‘New Reformation’.  Claiming … Continue reading

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Are You Suffering From Spiritual Abuse?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Do you know what Spiritual Abuse is?  Can you define it?  Perhaps more importantly, would you recognise it if you saw it?  Would you be able to guard … Continue reading

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