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Paul Beasley-Murray

Celtic spirituality has been all the rage for several years. For those who have yet to become familiar with this phenomenon, I dare to believe that no better introduction could be offered than that by Alun Brookfield, one of our RBIM Board members. One of the down-sides of charismatic renewal ...

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Celtic Spirituality

Alun Brookfield

Even the most casual observer of the religious landscape of Britain will have been aware that in recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Celtic Christianity. Every month sees a new title on the subject reaching the bookshelves. Bands such as lona have taken the Christian music ...

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Persons in Prayer

Philip Clements-Jewery

Introduction One of the more regrettable features to be discerned in parts of the contemporary ecclesiastical scene is an apparent decline in the practice of intercessory prayer. This seems to be the case particularly in connection with the public worship of churches whose worship in non-liturgical. The reasons for such ...

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A Bereavement Checklist

Paul Beasley-Murray

NAME [NB by which known]: Date & place of birth: Date of death: Date of funeral: [NB Service of commemoration on lst Sunday evening after All Saints Day] Burial or cremation? Church service required: Undertaker to provide list of mourners? Committal or funeral service first? If committal first, then refreshments ...

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Ministry for Imaging a New World

Robin Greenwood

Introduction1 Twenty five years ago at Petertide (June 29) in Lincoln Cathedral, Michael Ramsey, expounding the invitation in the first letter of Peter to let ourselves become living stones, noted how Christianity can itself appear to be identified with its chancels and naves and organs and pews and hassocks. "What ...

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Ten Books to Rescue from the Fire

George Beasley-Murray

When I was asked to write an article of 600 words on the 10 books which I would wish to rescue from my burning house, I thought it would be a relatively simple decision to make. A little reflection made me change my mind. What of all my Bible commentaries'? ...

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The Methodist Self-Appraisal Scheme

Harvey Richardson

Background At the 1993 Methodist Conference meeting in Derby, a scheme of 'Accompanied Self-Appraisal' was approved, and the necessary training and preparation began in the Connexion, and in each of Methodism's 29 Districts. At the end of last year (1996), 20% of all ministers, deacons and deaconesses were already fully ...

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