The Church of England’s General Synod is due to meet on 15th February, and some bizarre preparations are being made.
This post is about a long document, Setting God’s People Free, written by the Archbishops’ Council. On behalf of Modern Church I have written a response, much shorter but still over 4000 words, Setting God’s People Free to Do What They are Told.
'My primary feeling on reading the document was "here we go again"', Miranda Threlfall-Holmes remarks on her excellent response to the latest report from the Church of England’s House of Bishops on the apparently never-ending issue of same-sex relationships.
The report is called Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations. I hope Miranda’s arguments carry some weight in the forthcoming General Synod meeting.
TODAY is Holocaust Memorial Day - the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz which marked the end of the extreme prejudice and discrimination which led to the extermination of millions of Jews and other minorities.
Or did it?
This post is about God. Not about whether God exists, or what God is like, but why it matters – if at all.
Most church leaders these days agonise over the declining numbers who attend church services, so it might be worth asking: why should anyone attend them? What’s the point? What difference does it make?