The joy of evensong

Apr 16, 2018 by

by Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold, Spectator: When Palestrina wrote his Mass settings and motets, or J.S. Bach his cantatas and passions, they could not have imagined the ways in which their music would be heard today. We can now access sacred music in our living rooms, at work and on the commute: an...

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Church of England in Decline: What’s Being Done to Combat Shrinking Congregations?

Mar 25, 2018 by

By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post: Empty churches. One-person congregations. Ministers “dressed up with no one to listen.” Is this the stark reality facing Church of England parishes? While to many, the future of the denomination looks bleak, there are major efforts at work aimed at...

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Lessons from the demise of the mainliners

Mar 19, 2018 by

By George Yancey, Patheos. […] it does appear that the strategy of going along with the culture does not appear to be useful. While generalizations should be made carefully, it is fair to argue that mainline Protestants have been more willing to accommodate modern cultural changes than...

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Five things that keep churches from change

Mar 17, 2018 by

by Ed Stetzer, Christianity Today. Leading a church into revitalization is a daunting task. It takes much prayer, grace, and strength. Churches that need revitalization have often drifted into a place of complacency. The change they need often comes about because of a cathartic moment. Desperation...

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How does a crucified stormtrooper glorify God?

Mar 15, 2018 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: There is a crucified stormtrooper hanging on the wall of St Stephen Walbrook church in the City of London, forming part of a ‘Stations of the Cross’ exhibition. The parish priest, the Rev’d Stephen Baxter, has literally been in situ for a matter of days. He inherits this...

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‘A Vicar’s Life’: Is this really a picture of the UK church?

Mar 13, 2018 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: BBC2 has just completed a six-part series in a behind-the-scenes look at the state of the Church of England in rural Herefordshire. It has been a fascinating insight that reveals the good, the sad and the ugly in much of the church in the UK today. The good:...

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