A joint day conference with St Bride's Liverpool exploring Liberal Evanglism was fully booked out. If you'd like to catch up on the speakers, watch our videos below.
Somewhere between Nathanial Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter) and the story of the Prodigal Son we meet Shamima Begum, a nineteen year old mother of three (two of her babies have died) and an ISIS bride, who now wants to come home to the UK.
Two issues seem to dominate the discussion in regard to allowing her to return: The first, does she pose a threat, existential or physical, to the nation? The second, does she feel any regret for what she did when she was fifteen?
It seems that in both cases the answer is no. This is where it also seems that the good people of the UK, or at least the immigration services, the Home Office and the diplomatic service, have a problem. Her situation does not sit tidily within the ethical norms described in the two scenarios I have just mentioned. To many people’s way of thinking, if she is unrepentant she must pose a threat.
Modern Church’s President, Professor Linda Woodhead, talks with Professor Gillian Evans in order to throw some light on the confusing and worrying situation involving our Vice President, the Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy.
Linda and Gill are old friends and colleagues of Martyn, but that does not mean they automatically take his side in the present dispute dividing Christ Church. They both have long experience of the ways in which disputes brew in academic settings, and of how complaints are handled.
MODERN CHURCH General Secretary Jonathan Draper's response to a letter written by eleven bishops warning that a future pronouncement on same-sex relationships and marriage may have 'practical consequences' relating to the structure of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England, features in the Church Times, an independent Anglican weekly newspaper, published today.
Modern Believing is Modern Church's journal, published quarterly by Liverpool University Press, with articles promoting theological liberalism.
Students in universities, colleges and theological institutions which subscribe to the EBSCO database, can access Modern Believing online. Subscription to the journal is included for Modern Church members.
- Editor: Dr Karen O' Donnell
- Assistant Editor: Dr Katharine Sarah Moody
- Reviews Editor: Revd Dr Michael Brierley