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 […]
July 10, 2021
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Anthony Woollard: A Great Leap… To Where?

Only Martyn Percy could offer such an extended and telling comparison between Maoist China and the Church of England today, as he does in his blog […]
July 9, 2021
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Sally Barnes: Leadership Matters

on behalf of the Public Squares’ Refugees Hospitality and Welcome Group Leadership matters. Good, principled leadership matters. It sets the tone for how people respond and […]
July 7, 2021
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Martyn Percy: The Great Leap Forward (Part Two) – The Church of England’s Growth Fetish

The premise of the Church Growth Movement was simple: any enlargement is unquestionably good.  Correspondingly, all available resources and thinking are placed at the disposal of […]
July 6, 2021
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God in Christ 100 years on

We’re celebrating! Modern Church has an impressive record of promoting liberal theology, and it’s now 100 years since our most celebrated conference. What we did in […]
July 6, 2021

Limiting Factors: the ‘Myriad’ initiative and the future of the Church

Clergy may or may not be ‘limiting factors’ in the life of the church: I’ve known a few who are, and most who are not. Church […]
July 5, 2021
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Martyn Percy: The Great Leap Forward (Part One) The New Politics of Ecclesionomics for the Church of England

Your Church Can Grow! Nine outstanding alumni pastors join Dr Robert Schuller for a power-packed Institute for Successful Church Leadership…  You will learn…how they made their […]
June 30, 2021

Revd. Dr. John Prysor-Jones: Are there limits to our tolerance?

My approach to this question is that of a priest and psychotherapist.  I cannot ignore the developing nature of my faith and tradition. Neither can I […]
June 23, 2021
Joanna Pemberthy, Bishop of St Davids

Would you trust a Tory?

Think before you tweet. The Bishop of St Davids, Dr Joanna Penberthy, tweeted: The #Tory party have been scheming to abolish the Welsh Assembly since its […]