christendom

  • 31 Mar 2014

    My forebears would have called the venue a "steeple house" and the multitude of participating clerics "hireling shepherds and prayer-book men."

  • 25 Jan 2014

    'Following Jesus on the margins’ is the strapline of the Crucible course, now in its tenth year in Birmingham, equipping pioneers of new forms of church for a changing culture.

  • 25 Dec 2013

    Last night and today, 24 and 25 December, millions of people will gather in churches to tell each other a truly subversive story.

  • 16 Dec 2013

    The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has affirmed Church support for human rights at a major conference in Rome.

  • 28 Oct 2013

    Media coverage of George Windsor's baptism gave the impression that baptism is about conformity. Baptism began in a far more radical way, before its domestication by the powerful. Since then, many people have rediscovered baptism's original subversive force, as a sign of dedication to the kingdom of God – and a rejection of the kingdoms of this world.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Not long before he died in August last year (2012), the Catholic Archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini's final comments on the Church were that its leadership was “200 years out of date” - bureaucratic, pompous, autocratic, inflexible and seemingly remote from the spirit of Christ on key issues.

  • 4 Feb 2013

    Christianity and the Law have been in a more or less constant state of relational flux over the course of history, observes barrister Andrew Worthley, considering two of the recent European Court of Human Rights cases brought on grounds of religious discrimination. The idea that iron-clad secular law and immutable religion are on a collision course misunderstands both law and religion, as well as the nuances of history and of texts, he suggests.

  • 6 Aug 2012

    We live in an era where people are inquisitive about spirituality, but hugely distrustful or even hostile towards ‘organised religion’, especially in its Christian forms.

  • 21 May 2012

    Along with Ekklesia associate Carla J. Roth (who has a special interest in legally-related church and society issues), I am attending the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meeting in Edinburgh this week, both as a media representative and also in a networking capacity.

  • 26 Apr 2012

    Very frequently, discourse about religion - which, with the changes in perception taking place in the world over the past decade has come back onto the global and political agenda with great force - remains stuck in a series of un-enlightening polarities.