Saturday, 30 October 2010
opinion for the end of summer time
Summer Time (daylight saving time) ends in the UK tomorrow.
Jeremy Fletcher is Giving up Football.
Huw Thomas writes in the Church Times Suffer little children — don’t fob them off. “Something is wrong when children are given distractions to occupy them in church rather than being involved.” [now available to non-subscribers]
Riazat Butt writes in The Guardian that Team Rowan goes off-message. “George Pitcher isn’t like previous members of the archbishop of Canterbury’s staff. Is Lambeth fully prepared?”
Toby Cohen writes at the Church of England Newspaper that In the beginning were the blogs.
Suem asks on her Significant Truths blog How Anglican is the Anglican Covenant?
Savi Hensman writes this essay for Ekklesia: Thinking theologically: Bible, tradition, reason and experience.
Giles Fraser writes in the Church Times that Humanism fails to face the horror.
And finally Meanwhile back on planet earth…
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Savi Hensman's essay should be required reading for every seminarian, clergy-person, and individual involved in Christian education/formation from teenagers on up. I've seldom seen the issue laid out so clearly.
I imagine a number of humanists and/or atheists, reading Giles Fraser's piece "Humanism fails to face the horror", will react "Theists committed this horrific crime against other theists, but somehow this is about *us*?" O_o
" I am puzzled at the insistence of Anglicans such as Bishop Broadhurst that opposition to women’s ordination is somehow the touchstone of Catholicity. Plenty of committed Catholics I know in the Roman Church regard the prospect of women priests and bishops as something devoutly to be wished".
- Paul Vallely, Church Times 22 Oct. -
In his questioning of the likes of Bishop John Broadhurst, in his tirade against the Church of England General Synod, Roman Catholic journalist Paul Vallely warns would-be converts from the C. of E. that they may not be universally welcomed by current Roman Catholics on their perceived stance of bigotry against women clergy & bishops.
He asserts that there are many Roman Catholics who would welcome both women priest and bishops into the R.C. Church, and these people would not necessarily be in solidarity with converts who would likely help to block such movements within the Church of Rome.
This ought to cause concern amongst - not only Roman Catholics - but also intending converts from the patrimony of Anglicanism, who believe that the future of the R.C, Church will entirely reject the idea of women's ministry for ever. To jumop out of the frying pan into the fire would leave the departing sodality worse off than they are at the moment.
"'Theists committed this horrific crime against other theists, but somehow this is about *us*?' O_o"
That's why I have this increasing desire that all Christian "leaders," liberal and conservative, would just shut up and stop embarrasssing the rest of us. Fraser's another who believed his own hype.