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Rev’d Christopher Harrison considers the recent rejection of legislation allowing women bishops, suggesting that, despite the disagreement, Christmas is a time for a common focus
Some years ago, in my last parish in Derbyshire, an elderly churchwarden told me that she had changed from being vehemently opposed to the ordination of women to being in favour of it. What had made all the difference was that she had got to know several women lay readers who took services in our church, and it began to feel perfectly natural to her that such people should be able to become priests. I thought of her when I heard about the General Synod’s vote rejecting women bishops, and was saddened by the reflection that people like her, who are prepared to change a deeply-held opinion and be open to new ways of understanding God and the Church, may be rather rare, especially on General Synod. Indeed the run-up to the vote seems to have led to a hardening of attitudes, rather than any real attempt to grow in mutual understanding.
Rev’d Christopher Harrison suggests that the Bible can help us to understand the world in which we live
A well-known course in Christian discipleship challenges us to ask ourselves, ‘What is the purpose of life?’ Most of the time we tend to be so preoccupied with the demands of daily life that we ponder on such matters only in moments of crisis, or perhaps at times of change in our lives. It is easy to be carried along so briskly through life by the flow of media stimulation, by the search for pleasure or money, or by the need to be accepted by others, that we always sidestep such questions when they rear their heads.
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“The claims of Jesus Christ, namely his resurrection, have led me as often as I have tried to examine the evidence to believe it as a fact beyond dispute”. Lord Caldecote, former Lord Chief Justice of England
“Perhaps the transformation of the disciples of Jesus is the greatest evidence of all for the resurrection”. John Stott
“Grüss Gott” – greetings in the name of God – how special this message was to the inhabitants of a small village in the Bavarian Alps in 1664.
Many readers will at this time be receiving details of our Stewardship Campaign initiative "A Parish for the Future". This has emerged from increasing worries about the fact that our income is falling short of our expenditure. We are blessed with substantial income from investments, fees and lettings, and the coffee room, and by a considerable amount of regular giving by church members and others, but the gap cannot be ignored indefinitely.
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