Signs of the Times is the quarterly newsletter of Modern Church, published in January, April, July and October.

Editor: Anthony Woollard

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It provides news and information about Modern Church and offers members an opportunity to communicate with each other in print.

We welcome articles, notices, poems, suggestions, comments and suitable accompanying graphics.

The articles we publish do not necessarily reflect a Modern Church perspective - in keeping  with our commitment to liberal theology we believe that different views should be heard.

Send material to the editor by 8th December, 8th March, 8th June or 8th September. Articles should not normally exceed 1,000 words.
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Copies can be provided for distribution in churches and elsewhere - contact the Modern Church office for details.

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In the latest edition:

No. 71 - October 2018

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Editorial: In the midst of death...
Anthony Woollard
A refreshed Grand Narrative for the West: Escaping from a narrow understanding of reason
Brenda Watson
A Swedish journey towards inclusion
Sally Barnes
Review - Who is my neighbour? by Carter & Wells
Paul Brett
Review - God, improv, and the art of living by Maryann McKibben Dana
T Derrick Witherington
Review - Regaining life’s winding trail by Henry Disney
Rosalind Lund
Review - Action! A cleric off the leash by Colin Hodgetts
Bill Cave
Review - CD: Padraig O Tuama in conversation with Raymond Friel
Keith Thomasson
Review - The way of silence: Engaging the sacred in daily life by David Steindl-Rast OSB
Michael Goater
Review - The Holy Spirit and an evolving Church by James Coriden
Karen Gorham
Review - Waiting for the last bus: Reflections on life and death by Richard Holloway
by Vanessa Herrick