August 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]