Day: December 30, 2014

‘Unbroken’ …but not without pain, suffering, and determination

‘Unbroken’ …but not without pain, suffering, and determination

Review by Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster If opening this movie on Christmas Day brings more people to see it, then bravo to the marketing department. Angelina Jolie has directed a stunning film that lives up to its claim to be a story of survival, resilience and redemption. So if you are interested in being […]

Who provides the most moral leadership in UK?

Who provides the most moral leadership in UK?

A poll in the Sunday Times (UK) (paywall) shows that the Queen provides more moral leadership than the Archbishop of Canterbury. Reuters reports: Only around a half of Britons trust the clergy to tell the truth and a similar proportion think the Church of England does a bad job of providing moral leadership, a poll showed on […]

Understanding international church conflicts over sexuality

Understanding international church conflicts over sexuality

“In various denominations, debates on sexual ethics and treatment of minorities have sparked heated international controversy. This is sometimes seen as a conflict between a ‘liberal’ west and ‘conservative’ south. But the reality is more complicated. Savitri Hensman explores the issues:” Both acceptance of, and hostility towards, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people can […]

Five denominations form a credit union for the UK

Five denominations form a credit union for the UK

Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in England, Scotland and Wales have joined to form The Churches’ Mutual Credit Union Ltd (CMCU).  The credit union, which was approved by regulators on December 16, will offer an alternative to payday lenders, which have been criticized by Archbishop Justin Welby. It is an ecumenical venture involving the Church of […]

Speaking to the Soul: A Family Feast

Speaking to the Soul: A Family Feast

Luke 2:22-40 In the after-glow of Christmas day, we get this brief window into the life of the Holy Family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph… each with very distinct roles… but each united in God’s service. Closer than any team, they are a family on a mission… even though the dimensions of that mission still remain […]