Category Archives: Dean of St Pauls

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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Brexit, Sex & Science: Can We Challenge “Fake News”?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vic Chair of the Ozanne Foundation                 I was listening to an American political commentator on the radio the other day, … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Harmonious Difference

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Cathedrals have been in the news over the last few years, though not always for the reasons that they or the wider Church of England might like. However, … Continue reading

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Divine Headship Meets Woman Bishop

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral I’ll be taking part later this week in the ceremony at which Bishop Sarah Mullally will become the first woman Bishop of London, 24 years on from the … Continue reading

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Rolling With the Punch(line)

by the Very Rev Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s ‘My wife complained that her feet hurt. I said: “You’ve got your shoes on the wrong feet.” She said: “But these are the only feet I’ve got.”’ Tommy Cooper … Continue reading

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“Cassock Chasers” and Compromised Clergy

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Some recent blogging about sexual abuse and harassment in the Church of England has referred to ‘cassock chasers’. When I read it, it was a phrase new to me; … Continue reading

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Confronting our Culture, Presenting our Past

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s I saw a new member of staff at morning prayer in St Paul’s last week. He said that he’d felt drawn by the sense of something ancient and solid, … Continue reading

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