GAFCON’s challenge - and the test of Scripture, Tradition and Reason
GAFCON was recently described by the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, as “not a movement of the Holy Spirit, because it...
Loyalty, identity and toxic belonging: calling the churches to the public space
FAMILY LIFE, friendship, academic institutions attended in youth, commitment to sports clubs or a faith community, are all areas where loyalty is considered a virtue....
Morning Prayer and the Church of Ireland – a Reformation tradition?
THIS ARTICLE assesses a tenacious but seldom-remarked tradition of the Church of Ireland: the practice of Morning Prayer as the principal service of public worship...
Steven G Ellis
Re-Imagining the (Permanent) Diaconate
THE USUAL response from priests when asked for a view of the permanent diaconate is that they are deacons, permanently, and that their ordination to...
Pupil attitudes toward Christianity: a study amongst 4th – 6th class pupils
THE STRUCTURE of the provision of primary education in the Republic of Ireland has featured strongly in public debate in recent times, as pressure for...