Features

  • 13 Apr 2009

    The desert in Nevada, where native people once came for water to sustain life, is waiting for the transformation inherent in faith says Gene Stoltzfus, as he joins Holy Week prayer and protest at an air force base.

  • 12 Apr 2009

    The Cross of Christ is God's identification with the victim, says Giles Fraser. It abolishes the order of sin and death by abolishing sacrifice, not sanctifying it.

  • 12 Apr 2009

    The resurrection of Christ is not an argument to be had but a life to be lived, says Rowan Williams. We need to hear what is so often the question that's really being asked when people ask, 'How do you know?'

  • 11 Apr 2009

    The journey to Jerusalem is one that unites Christians past and present, says Harry Hagopian. What holds it together in the quest for peace with justice is the presence of Christ, crucified and risen.

  • 10 Apr 2009

    The crucifixion reminds us that God is well acquainted with places like Abu Ghraib, says Jennifer Halteman Schrock. May the suffering that Christ endured while on trial as a “terrorist” fill us with compassion.

  • 9 Apr 2009

    The National Secular Society wants to end taxpayer funding for chaplaincy in the NHS. Matt Wardman subjects the figures to scrutiny, and is left with a lot of questions.

  • 9 Apr 2009

    It can be hard to quantify the benefit of having chaplains, says Mark Vernon. Their work is not amenable to a cost-benefit analysis. But that does not mean it has no value or effect, just that it has to be assessed in human rather than statistical terms.

  • 8 Apr 2009

    Health is not is not a reductionist industrial process, says Stephen G. Wright. It is about attending to deep human, relational and spiritual needs. This is what NHS chaplaincy is about.

  • 8 Apr 2009

    Recent debates are not just about Roman Catholics or the Church of England but how the modern state should face all religions, says Bob Morris.

  • 6 Apr 2009

    We got suckered by Fichte’s freedom fantasy, says Giles Fraser. The credit crisis is a reminder that, however clever we think we are, we cannot escape the limitations of reality.