One of the best things about Advent is the presence of John the Baptist, that hair-shirt-wearing, locust-eating, wild-man prophet, the “voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Attention has focused entirely on the bishops' report on sexuality, but there are a variety of substantive issues coming before the General Synod.
The way we read the Bible in church is a reflection of how seriously we take the Bible in the life of the Church.
Do you really want to know about the state of preaching? Ask the laity — we know better than anyone just how bad contemporary preaching is.