February 2, 2022

Martyn Percy: Twenty-Tutu (2022) is the Year for Leaving Oz Behind – Embrace the “Tutufication” of the Church of England

We are incredibly grateful to the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy for this series of reflections, which will be added to in the lead up to […]
January 30, 2022

Girard, Johnson and how we love to hate scapegoats

British public opinion continues to be obsessed with the Prime Minister’s partying during Covid lockdowns. Critics have pointed out that more important things are going on. […]
January 20, 2022

Watch Back: Canon Dr Alan Race – ‘Does it matter if Jesus did not think he was divine?’

Thanks to all who joined us for a fascinating final lecture of our Christ and Controversy lecture series.  
January 18, 2022

Anthony Woollard: How serious is sin?

Here follows a fabulous paper written by Anthony Woollard, editor of Signs of the Times, which was discussed at the meeting of the Modern Church Forum […]
January 15, 2022

What did Jesus actually do?

This is a summary of what Jesus was up to between his baptism by John and his final journey into Jerusalem. It was my sermon for […]
January 14, 2022

Digitally Mediated Togetherness

Like many conferences planned for 2020, the Modern Church conference was postponed and re-organized to fit a digital medium. This was, for the most part, a […]
January 13, 2022

Martyn Percy: A Progressive Union for a Precarious Church

We live in strange times.  Who would have thought that Modern Church – founded at the end of the 19th century (1898) – would be a […]
December 31, 2021

May you flourish in the new year

When I was half my present age, we would take our children to a local park. We’d carefully hold hands, looking both ways as we crossed […]
December 25, 2021

Martyn Percy: Time, Light, Truth and Christmas Hope

‘Respair’ is a very old word that one hardly ever uses these days.  The opposite of ‘despair’, ‘to respair’ is to have fresh hope, and to […]