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Apr
29

African joy in the gospel: the Anglican Consultative Council in Zambia

African joy in the gospel: the Anglican Consultative Council in Zambia I left Lusaka with fond memories of family celebrations, hospitality, delight in God, and in the African joy of the gospel.
Mar
21

The hostage deal

The hostage deal Gregory compared the Devil to a hungry fish, caught on the hook of Christ’s deity when he was enticed to swallow it by the bait of Christ’s flesh.
Mar
7

The Michael Ramsey Book Prize 2016

The Michael Ramsey Book Prize 2016 At the Bloxham Festival for Faith and Literature for Faith and Literature, I was asked to comment on "Unapologetic" by Francis Spufford and "God's Presence" by Frances Young.
Jan
13

Perennial problem

Perennial problem Unsightly reaction incited: my perennial problem.
Jan
11

Terror unleashed

Terror unleashed Outwitted, outmanoeuvred, Herod unleashes terror.
Jan
10

We refugees

We refugees By the first dream, I was assured.
Jan
9

On the Magi: Offerings presented

On the Magi: Offerings presented Away from home, Mission accomplished: It is finished.
Jan
8

On the Magi: Feigning faith

On the Magi: Feigning faith Herod the King, "racially Arab, religiously Jewish, culturally Greek, politically Roman."
Jan
7

On the Magi: Through centuries

On the Magi: Through centuries From the beginning, Magi pondered and travelled; offered and worshipped.
Jan
6

On the Magi: Farcical journey

On the Magi: Farcical journey Persians not Arabs, Farsi not Arabic, Magi not Kings: worship not rule.
Dec
2

Climate justice: insights from African Anglican theologians

Climate justice: insights from African Anglican theologians We see an interweaving of three of our five Marks of Mission, when we consider deeply not just climate change, but climate justice, and when we learn from the voices of our brothers and sisters in the global south.
Oct
22

Sent into changing landscapes

Sent into changing landscapes This is an edited version of the final address of the “One Christ — Many Witnesses” symposium, which celebrated the Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, September 4, 2015. Introduction Archbishop William Temple was a steward at the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, 1910.[1] He was influenced by it for the rest of his life. At one stage he had felt called to...
Jul
29

Owing a debt to Owen Chadwick (1916-2015)

Owing a debt to Owen Chadwick (1916-2015) On learning of the death of Owen Chadwick, I was moved to tears. Immediately, I jotted down how much we were in his debt.
Jun
17

Cardinal Walter Kasper and Vatican II

Cardinal Walter Kasper and Vatican II "The Catholic Church of the 21st century will have a charismatic face," declared Cardinal Walter Kasper in the National Cathedral. His keynote address was the highlight for me of the conference held at Georgetown University "Vatican II: Remembering the Future" (May 21-24).

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