My retirement speech to the York and Hull District Synod, giving my opinion on the way things are going and a call for a return to some sort of balance
Some bad reasons and some very good ones!
What kind of role should the church play in society? Should it play any part in the establishment? Should it have any official position? This article may give an answer you do not expect.
and does it matter if he isn’t?
Two giants of the early medieval church who have received very different press treatments of late. One as a great hero, and the other as an arch villain. But have both popular portraits been overdone>
Sometimes it seems like Christians can never be united! But this has been a problem for followers of Jesus from the very beginning, and it was something Jesus and his followers felt the need to emphasise the need for time and time again. But what kind of unity did Jesus pray for, and what kind of unity does Christ wish to see in his church today? Is it just a matter of each allowing the other to go their own way in peace, or is it something more? This article was written for an academic journal, so it goes into detail. If you want the quick answer, skip to the end, and then you may wish to read the rest to see how I justify it.