Category Archives: Guest Contributors

A Tale of Two Shared Conversations

by the Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich I am very glad I participated as a diocesan representative in our regional Shared Conversations. I came away inspired by the honesty and trust we were able to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “That” Report and Debate

by Anthony Archer, a Member of General Synod for the Diocese of St Albans Anthony Archer has written the following as part of his “report back” to his diocese on the recent General Synod Group of Sessions.  He inevitably focused … Continue reading

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A Political Advent…

by the Revd Jody Stowell, Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Harrow Weald As we enter this first week of Advent, I have once again been drawn into the story of God as a political event. At my church we … Continue reading

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The Divine Act of Being Visible

by the Revd Jody Stowell, Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Harrow Weald Ever since I was little, I have had the paradoxical desire both to be ‘part of the crowd’ and to be ‘the centre of attention’.  I … Continue reading

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Homophobia, Hugs and Headlines

by Pete Jermey, LGBTI Christian Last month Justin Welby made some much publicised remarks at the Greenbelt festival about the Church of England’s attitude towards gay relationships. He stated that the church needed to love and embrace everyone, including those … Continue reading

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Oliver O’Donovan – A Role Model for Good Disagreement?

by Canon Dr Angus Ritchie, Director of The Centre for Theology & Community “Good disagreement” is always a via media between two dangerous extremes. At one extreme is the kind of argument that is simply polarising and point-scoring; a zero-sum game where I can … 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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