Monthly Archives: January 2014

How the idea of ‘Triple Constraints’ Might Work in the Church’

I came across an article in the weekend magazine of ‘The Guardian’ that piqued my interest. The author is sharing with us the idea of ‘triple constraints’, something that has been a maxim in the computer industry for a long … Continue reading

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Being ‘Catholic’, that is, having an idea of the ‘whole’ of the Church in times of change

In the late nineteenth century, the Church began to care for the poor in ways that had not been seen before. So the idea was born, for our times  at least, of the ‘welfare state’, which came to its fullest … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on The Proposed Changes to the Baptism Promises in the Church of England

The Church of England is having a debate over some new forms of wording in the baptism service. The change has been initiated by a group of people who describe an experience that many of you might recognise. A spokesman … Continue reading

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What a survey of our ‘Visitor Return Slips’ tells us

If you’ve been following these reflections, you will know that recently I had a piece about our welcomers and how the leadership of the whole congregation rests with them at the point of welcome. I have made it a point … Continue reading

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