Psalm 103 – four dimensions of reality

Jan 17, 2022 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: I’m interested in the idea of “the self”, that consciousness of me as an independent, unique person, who has a unique set of experiences, thoughts and feelings. The ‘I’ who relates to my environment –...

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Desmond Tutu – a personal reflection

Jan 4, 2022 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: My wife and I met Desmond Tutu in July 1994, three months after the historic elections which brought Nelson Mandela and the ANC to power in South Africa. We had arrived in the country at the beginning...

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Christian freedoms must be protected, (ordinary) church leaders tell government

Dec 14, 2021 by

Why the ‘Ministers’ Consultation Response’ to the proposed ‘conversion therapy’ ban is a sign of a major shift in evangelical approach to secular culture. By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: The government consultation on bringing in...

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Mary shows how to do “expressive individualism”

Dec 7, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: There is a view of history which sees human progress as a linear journey of improvement from backwardness and ignorance to enlightenment and global justice and peace. In this view, though there are...

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The authentic church: witness to the reality of the spiritual

Oct 23, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: “No church is perfect”, admitted Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, explaining why he was leaving the Church of England to be admitted into the Roman Catholic Church – despite the recent record on child...

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Calling colours by their real names

Sep 28, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: [Editor’s note: this allegory was first posted on this website in September 2015, but was inadvertently deleted as the site was undergoing malware cleaning. We thought it would be relevant to post...

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