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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).
Aug
6

Memory and delivery: World War I

Last Tuesday I had a morning with the Dorset Army Cadet Force, at their annual camp. I reminded them of a Russian proverb: "Dwell in the past and you’ll lose an eye. Forget the past and you’ll lose both eyes." We are here today to remember.
Jun
18

Likeness litany: facing the Image

Formed in the image and likeness of God, / We rejoice; / Fired by violence and facing away, / We recoil; / Defaced, despairing, curved in on ourselves, / We cry; / Remaking, repairing, curved into the world, / You come, the Image of God.
Jun
11

Trinity litany: mission in communion

In the beginning, mission in communion: / The Father sent the Son and the Spirit.
Jun
4

Pentecost litany

The Church and the Nations
Jul
9

Doing theology as a bishop

Doing theology as a bishop, as well as writing it, often turns out to be exhilarating.
Apr
3

Gethsemane and the Trinity

Conflict is stranger than fiction; Love is stronger than faction; God is no stranger to conflict. God is stranger than we know, stronger than we feel, weaker than we think, wider than we imagine. The cup of Gethsemane is the cup of the Trinity.
Mar
29

Mutuality, or fragmentation?

The Covenant was designed as a ‘web of mutuality’ across the Anglican Communion: a balance of provincial autonomy with worldwide interdependence and accountability.
Feb
18

Bunch of grapes or bag of marbles?

My question is: Who knows the Anglican Communion best and has the most up to date information concerning the consequences of the failure of the Covenant? Is it Jonathan Clatworthy, who has prepared the No Anglican Covenant Coalition paper, or the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is strongly proposing the Covenant?
Sep
10

Graham Kings

Graham Kings is Bishop of Sherborne (in the Diocese of Salisbury) and a co-founder and theological secretary of Fulcrum.

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