Eco-Church: just what we need to solve life’s problems in Lambeth

St Mary at Lambeth, next door to Lambeth Palace (red brick) For the latest lunacy emanating from the Church of England, look no further than this.  In today’s Times, the following headline announces: 'Eco church St Mary-at-Lambeth seeks shepherd and flock' Yes, you did read that correctly.  An old church (see old painting, above) close …

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Hate speech? LGBT+ intolerance or ‘good disagreement’?

Since the launch of the Church of England's Living in Love and Faith (LLF) 'resources' last month, we have seen yet more 'love and faith' emerging from the LGBT+ community. Instead of greeting the materials with any degree of positivity, we have seen outrage (surprise, surprise) and referrals to the police (yes, really). Jayne Ozanne, …

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Avoiding ‘the blame game’ – disposable marriage in 6 months or less

I have a guilty secret to divulge....I quite enjoy watching 'Say Yes To The Dress'. There, I've said it. This is a TV programme originating in the US (where else?) in which we see brides-to-be going to a wedding dress shop with their 'entourage' - family and friends, in plain English - to try on …

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Living In Love And Faith: the roadmap to the extinction of the C of E

So - we finally have the Church of England's Living In Love And Faith report/book/resources available to us. Does any of this help us to see a clear way forward?  Or does it simply muddy the waters further, while advertising itself as a remedy for confusion? Or is it in fact the beginning of the …

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Forgiveness: a new transactional theology 

Photo:  https://www.thedolectures.com/ The Archbishop of Canterbury appears, in his recent stint on the BBC’s Today programme, to have come up with a new theology of forgiveness.  Interestingly, this seems to have passed most clergy by.  Or perhaps they have simply given up trying to balance what the Archbishop says with actual life in the pews. …

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