Christian activism is increasing, not decreasing, in Britain. Is this the future of Christianity?
Like Mary, we have to let go of that Christ, whom we have imagined, and encounter Christ in his own reality.
It was a joy to be in the historic and vibrant city of Bengaluru, the digital capital of India, from October 17 to 24, and to meet up with so many theologians.
Is the Church of England dying? Is Anglicanism in much of the Global North on the way out? The answers to these questions are not simple.
We are taught that Christ tore down the gates of Hell. My memorable trek by Hekla, the Icelandic “gateway of Hell” has left me convinced that when he did this, not only were the souls of the faithful released, but so too was beauty. And like those souls, beauty so redeemed can never again be contained.
As the C of E struggles over issues in human sexuality, we might hope for more than attention to establishment and "apostolicity." Instead, we seek a recognition of the Church of England's providential role as a servant in the formation of a global Communion of national churches straining for a more Catholic identity, not ignoring the gift of the local, but always with an eye towards the graces of the universal.
I can only lament yet another airing of Anglicanism’s dirty laundry: namely, the fear and anxiety of all parties regarding any settled, visible consensus around human sexuality, both within national churches and in the Anglican Communion at large.
The English church is still wrestling with the consequences of a terrible demographic, psychic, spiritual, cultural, and philosophical catastrophe.