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 […]
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 […]


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