Category Archives: Dean of St Pauls

Minding Our Adjectives…

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation What do the words ‘biblical’ and ‘orthodox’ mean for you? I trained at theological college (a very long time … Continue reading

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Abusers of Faith

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In June 2017 the Church of England published the Gibb Report An Abuse of Faith, an independent enquiry into … Continue reading

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Nationalism, Patriotism and Glory…

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation ‘Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism is when hate of people other than your … Continue reading

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Unity or Truth?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation I was talking with a church leader the other day who lamented that they kept getting criticised by Christians … Continue reading

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An Anglican Communion at a Crossroads?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation On holiday recently I read a book I was sent last year. It’s called The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads – The Crises … Continue reading

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The Looking-Glass World of the Judgemental

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In some churches, members have to be judged worthy by others in order to receive the sacrament of communion, going beyond the Anglican … Continue reading

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Are Christians Guilty of Exerting Peer Pressure to Make People “Fit In”?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation All of us want to ‘fit in’, to be part of a human group where we feel at home. It’s programmed into our … Continue reading

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