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Organising God’s Work and Managing Growth: Book Preview and Reflections on the Church of England

[Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and Professor of Theological Education at King’s College, London, reflects on organisation and management in the Church of England. His new book, Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion, is now available from Ashgate.] Nothing ages faster than yesterday’s dreams of tomorrow.  So when it comes to […]

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The Politics of Elijah: Struggling with Elijah’s Legacy (2Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14)

We are the heirs of Elijah’s legacy. His influence is evident within later writings of the Bible, the Bible’s earliest commentators, and within the Bible-shaped parts of our own culture. But how might we assess our inheritance? Elijah is a hero of the covenant. Moses redivivus. A witness to God’s justice and mercy for those without power. And yet. . . Elijah’s legacy is also that of a “troubler” (1Kings 18:17-18). Although the prophet denied the title, the Jewish rabbinic tradition has not been afraid to name troubling features of his ministry. He seems more pre-occupied with his own difficulties than those of the people. He does not advocate for the Israelites. He uses violence.

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Call for Presentations: Can Postmodern Theology Live in the Churches?

In 2010, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, hosted what many of its participants imagined to be the first conference bringing together theologians, philosophers and church practitioners to explore radical theology, postmodern philosophy, and church practice. Many ’emerging’ and ‘progressive’ Christian events often try to engage with contemporary academic theory but often […]

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