A year ago, the great city of Manchester was rocked by a dreadful terrorist attack, which killed 22 and injured 116. These were innocent people, many of whom were children, who had come together to enjoy a concert by Ariana Grande. A week later, I found myself in Greater Manchester, fulfilling a preaching invitation from … More They might have guns, but we have flowers.
I didn’t intend this blog to be a repository where my homilies would go to die, but writing on this week’s Gospel passage was a really helpful experience in clarifying some thoughts on the mystery of God’s love, so I thought I would share it. Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so I … More Love was his meaning, but what does this mean for us?
On Friday, Angela Tilby wrote an article in the Church Times about an Evangelical takeover of the Church of England. I was moved to write a response but I didn’t imagine that it would cause such a stir! The Church Times gave Angela and me an opportunity to talk in person on this week’s podcast. Enjoy!
In this week’s edition of the Church Times, Angela Tilby published an article lamenting what is, in her view, an Evangelical takeover of the Church of England. She argues that it is no more apparent than in the Thy Kingdom Come initiative, spearheaded by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. But is the whole Church of England really … More The myth of the Evangelical takeover
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you…” St John concludes that sentence with the word “free” but the American writer and essayist Flannery O’Connor took a rather different approach: in her view, the truth shall make you “odd”. Both are true, I think. Through the person of Jesus Christ, his life, … More The odd thought…