TLC 247/9 online Douglas LeBlanc October 11, 2013 News The October 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. This edition features a cover essay by Philip Harrold of Trinity School for Ministry on the Fresh Expressions Initiative that began in the Church of England and has since spread further. Professor Harrold writes: From the start, many have worried about the fate of the traditional parish system in the new kaleidoscope of church forms. Martyn Percy, principal of Ripon College, sees the initiative as “a form of collusion with a contemporary cultural obsession with newness, alternatives and novelty” over and against the “deep complexity of wisdom” represented by England’s venerable parochial structures. Conversely, University of Birmingham professor John M. Hull, one of the earliest and sharpest critics of Fresh Expressions, argues that the movement remains beholden to the territorialism of a “land church” despite the collapse of Christendom. He thinks that the new groups merely fill gaps in the fractured edifice of a national church that would rather control the mission than be shaped by it. NewsVail: Strength in Numbers FeaturesFresh Expressions: No Longer Messing AboutBy Philip Harrold Advertisement Belief and Actions, Joined in ChristBy Richard Mammana, Jr. Back to the Anglican Future:Excerpts from three addressesBy Ephraim Radner, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, and Ian Ernest Cape Town’s ‘Yes’ and ‘No’By George Sumner BooksBelieve in Love by Brenden LeahyOn Our Pilgrimage to Eternity edited by Stephen LiesenfeldSilence Transformed into Life by John Paul IIWhy He Is a Saint by Slawomir Oder with Saverio GaetaThe Pope and I by Jerzy KlugerReview by Sister Mary Jean Saints as They Really Are by Michael PlekonReview by Christopher Pramuk The Great Tradition edited by Philip E. Harrold and D.H. WilliamReview by Ben Jefferies Other DepartmentsCaeli enarrantSunday’s ReadingsPeople & Places Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.