December 23, 2021

Martyn Percy: Rickety Religion (Part Five: Post-Advent Values)

Rickety (adjective) = liable to collapse or come clattering down, first used in the 1680s, derived from rickets (noun) via the notion of weak, unhealthy, feeble […]
December 21, 2021

The meanings in Christmas carols

Christmas carols. I love the tunes. But the more theology I read, the more unhappy I become with the words. There are exceptions, but most fit […]
December 20, 2021

Martyn Percy Rickety Religion (Part Four: Post-Advent Structures)

The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is an Honorary Vice-President of Modern Church, and was the Principal of Cuddesdon from 2004-14, before becoming Dean of Christ […]
December 16, 2021

Martyn Percy: Rickety Religion (Part Three: Advent, Time and Structures)

Rickety (adjective) = liable to collapse or come clattering down, first used in the 1680s, derived from rickets (noun) via the notion of weak, unhealthy, feeble […]
December 13, 2021

Martyn Percy: Rickety Religion (Part Two: The Advent of Structures)

Rickety (adjective) = liable to collapse or come clattering down, first used in the 1680s, derived from rickets (noun) via the notion of weak, unhealthy, feeble […]
December 10, 2021

Christianity and the role of prisons

On Tuesday the UK Government published its new White Paper on Prisons Strategy, along with a brief summary. It is much as one would expect: extra […]
December 8, 2021

The Canonical and Non-Canonical Nativity/Infancy Narratives: Some Theological Issues

This is a copy of a paper given by The Revd Canon Dr Peter Shepherd to the Modern Church Forum on the 6.12.21. Forum is the […]
December 7, 2021

Martyn Percy – Rickety Religion: Advent Calling

The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is an Honorary Vice-President of Modern Church, and was the Principal of Cuddesdon from 2004-14, before becoming Dean of Christ […]
December 6, 2021

Modern Believing: Books Received April 2022

Anthony D. Baker, Leaving Emmaus: A New Departure in Christian Theology.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2021.  Pp. xviii, 196.  Pb.  $34.99.  ISBN 978-1-4813-1604-0. Randall H. […]