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  Jill Rowe is the ethos and Formation Director for Oasis. Oasis is a charity that works to put the Church back into the heart of the community by, for example, delivering public services, engaging in…

I came to faith in a charismatic evangelical church, and so anything approaching liturgy felt formal and lifeless to me. So when I first started attending a more traditional Church, I didn’t find reciting the…

  Leading British New Testament scholar and retired Anglican bishop Tom Wright reflects on what he sees as signs of hope in the Church. If you want to know more about the revolution Tom referred to,…

I find it hard to maintain hope. I like to think of myself as a realist, but my realism often slips into pessimism. Perhaps it’s because we’re more aware of world events than ever before,…

  This time on our occasional ‘Signs of Hope’ series, Anglican priest, poet, feminist theologian and trans-woman, Rachel Mann, reflects on what she sees as the hope trans people bring to the Church. If you…

You don’t have to spend long on social media to come across the word heretic. I think the way this word is often thrown around reveals two significant things about the Church in the West….

Christianity has had a rather mixed relationship with bodies. On the one hand it affirms that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, but at the some time it’s teachings and practices can suggest…

For years I’ve been a strong advocate of the word ‘spiritual’. This was mainly because it acted as a handy alternative to the word ‘religious’. People often refer to themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’…

  Theologian in Residence for Bible Society, Paula Gooder is bringing us some signs of hope this time. Having campaigned for women’s ordination for a decade Paula knows what its like to be disillusioned with…

Through most of my faith journey the question I have wrestled with is ‘Who is God?’ This seemed to me the fundamental question to ask. In recent years though, a different – but related –…

Growing up in the evangelical tradition that I did, it wasn’t just enough to believe the right things, we had to recognise and avoid those who believed the wrong things! In hindsight this position is…

  It’s Anthony Reddie’s turn to share what he sees as Signs of Hope in the Church. Anthony is one of the foremost Black Liberation theologians in UK, working predominantly with poorer black communities in the…

It’s interesting that Jesus only mentioned Church twice. Firstly to say that he would build it, and secondly to tell us how we should protect it. But what is it that Jesus is building and…

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