Author Archives: jayneozanne

Walking Beside Our Neighbour

by the Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford Everyone of us has been appalled and deeply shocked by the wicked terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night. We abhor the horror; we mourn the terrible … Continue reading

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ReNew and Reject….

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of Human Sexuality Group on General Synod 50 years ago the watershed conference at Keele University committed Anglican Evangelicals to working within the Church of England.  Evangelical readers of this blog will know … Continue reading

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A Question of Christian Identity?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News Later this week, the University of Chester will host a one-day conference on “Sexuality and Anglican Identities”.  It promises to be an interesting day with speakers offering a wide range of perspectives – from … Continue reading

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Adjectival Insufficiency

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Convocation of Canterbury When I was in full-time theological education, our training was enriched by a number of people who were not pursuing a vocation to ordination but were seeking to … Continue reading

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Why Should the Devil Have All the Best Tunes (and Words)?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester My music teacher at secondary school was fond of the saying, “Why should the devil have all the best tunes?” Under his tutelage, morning assemblies went far beyond the contents of … Continue reading

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A Moment in the Tangle

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool “God made the angels to show Him splendour, as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But [human beings] He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle … Continue reading

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Mutual Flourishing & Freight Trains

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds   The announcement didn’t register on my own personal richter scale. I’d heard only good things about the Rt Rev’d Philip North, and had been particularly pleased … Continue reading

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