Category Archives: Simon Butler

The Anti-Testimony (on reading the House of Bishops’ Report)

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Convocation of Canterbury We tell stories in church – they’re called testimonies – we tell stories of those who in dark times turn to God. And we rejoice. But this story … Continue reading

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Time to Cultivate Your Garden?

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of Canterbury Autumn is not the most rewarding time for gardening, especially if (like me), it’s the last thing you want to do at the best of times. Fortunately, my parents have recently … Continue reading

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Having a Difficult Conversation

by the Rev Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of Canterbury Once in a while everyone has to have a difficult conversation. The work colleague who isn’t too keen on personal hygiene; someone you manage whose performance requires attention; a long-term relationship … Continue reading

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“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”?

by Canon Simon Butler, Vicar of St Mary’s Battersea, Prolocutor of Canterbury My old friend and fellow Archbishops’ Council member Ian Paul and I engaged in a minor online debate this week about “Things Jesus Never Said”. In its course, I … Continue reading

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Why R & R is Good for the Health of the Church

“The Theologians Have Only Interpreted the World…”:  Responding to Martyn Percy’s Critique of Renewal and Reform by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of Canterbury Last week I attended my first meeting of the new Archbishops’ Council. We met for … Continue reading

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