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Bishop Stephen Writes …

Once upon a time the Sundays after Pentecost were referred to as ‘Ordinary Sundays’. The point was that the Christian calendar which began with Advent in November and a fervent hope for the coming kingdom of God, had now come to fruition in the life of Jesus, his...
The Nearness of God

The Nearness of God

I remember a conference on the nature of God in Christian and Islamic traditions I attended in Edinburgh some years ago (in the days when travel to the far side of the earth was both normal and affordable). At one stage in the proceedings Professor Mona Siddiqui, who...
Solitude and Society: faith beyond COVID-19

Solitude and Society: faith beyond COVID-19

A pandemic can shake us up and disturb our equilibrium. The recent challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic have raised acute existential questions for individuals and institutions. A question arises for disciples of Christ, whether in the churches, politics,...