September 16, 2021
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Lorraine Cavanagh: The Trouble With God

Seldom do the readings set for any one Sunday match the mood of the moment, still less the mood of the person preaching. Take harvest, for […]
September 2, 2021

Extinction Rebellion and the disruption of normality

We are just over halfway through a series of protests by Extinction Rebellion, focused on London and planned to last for two weeks. In successive days […]
August 18, 2021

General Synod Elections 2021 – update from our partners at Inclusive Church

We are very close to the General Synod elections, which will set the agenda in the Church of England for the next five years.  We need […]
August 18, 2021
The Gaia Display at Liverpool Cathedral, June 2019

The environment, the Bible and changing paradigms

For over 50 years scientists have been warning us that we need to change our ways. The agreements made at the Paris Conference (COP 21, in […]
August 6, 2021
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The costs of economic growth

I have finally got round to reading E J Mishan’s The Costs of Economic Growth, a book I bought for an Economics course in the 1970s. […]
July 24, 2021

Modern Church President elected to Fellowship of the British Academy

The British Academy has announced the election of 84 new Fellows to its ranks, recognising contributions to a broad range of disciplines across the social sciences, […]
July 23, 2021
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson in space

Billionaires in space: progress or crime?

Space travel is back. Not, this time, as a ‘space race’ between superpowers, but as a leisure activity for billionaires. Is it a step forward? Towards […]
July 12, 2021
Signing of Nicene Creed in 325

The Creeds 100 years on

This is my second post about the controversial 1921 conference ‘Christ and the Creeds’, hosted by Modern Church’s predecessors. We’re celebrating with a day conference on […]
July 11, 2021
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A Response to the ‘Myriad Plan’ from Lorraine Cavanagh

‘Preach the Gospel. Use words if you must’ writes a wandering friar, in the 13th century. What would happen to the Church’s vision and strategy for generating […]