Citizen Archbishop and the Cosmetics of Reconciliation

welby citizenCITIZEN WELBY AND THE COSMETICS OF RECONCILIATION

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that is to be called the Citizen’s Forum. Opinion is divided on how wise it might be to accept the invitation. What might the issues consist of?

St AUGUSTINE, PELAGIUS AND THE LIMITS OF HUMAN CAPACITY

We have just celebrated the feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo. One of the most important things about his life was the struggle with the aberrant theology of an Irish monk called Pelagius.

Augustine and Pelagius clashed about the fundamentals of human nature as Christianity exposes them. In their early arguments they were not initially very far apart but as time went by and they sparred and provoked each other into ever more definitive responses they came to represent two fundamentally opposite views about human nature. Continue reading “Citizen Archbishop and the Cosmetics of Reconciliation”

Convert or be converted – the challenge for Anglican cathedrals today.

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CONVERT OR BE CONVERTED

Three Anglican cathedrals have set out to increase both their appeal to the  public and to get more people into the building.

One has chosen a gin festival, another has built a mini golf course over the flagstones where pilgrims have knelt in prayer since the 7th century, and one has built a helter skelter at the heart of the building. Continue reading “Convert or be converted – the challenge for Anglican cathedrals today.”

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