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Cherishing a Dead Body: The Condition of the Church & the Contemporary Theological Enterprise (Issue 23)

Some years ago, an ecumenical Lent course invited us to ask: “What on Earth is the Church for?” It is a question I asked, with no small degree of urgency, shortly before my ordination, as I stood in the National Gallery faced by Titian’s Noli me tangere. This intensely tender ...

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From Feeling to Meaning - the doctrinal foundations of worship as the context for pastoral care (Issue 18)

During the past decade, there has been a growing interest in the relationship between liturgy and pastoral care. Much recent writing has highlighted the value of incorporating insights from the human sciences into the content and presentation of liturgy. This development, it could be argued, has contributed to a loss ...

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Making Cultural Connections - Reshaping Worship for Evangelism in a Missionary Church (Issue 16)

The need to respect the background and experience of those who come to explore the Christian faith has become established as a primary foundation of evangelism. The work of the Catechumenate Network, for example, as well as the spin-offs from John Finney's research, have provided local churches in the UK ...

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