Figures for the number of men entering the priesthood show that after a fairly steep decline in the late 1980s and 90s, the numbers have begun to pick up again.

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Words of Wisdom

Traffic lights were made for man, not...

Traffic lights were made for man, not...

Richard Holloway

Sitting in a car at a red light on a pedestrian crossing on a Sunday morning with not a soul in sight is daft, as are most regulations applied without reference to the context. Yet the minatory power of that red light paralyses us into stupidity and acquiescence. This is one of the fault-lines in debates about human value and it puts the role o...

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Resources

The Six Stages of Faith

The Six Stages of Faith

Jacqui Catcheside

Questioning? Wrestling with doubts? Feeling confused? The following chart may put things into perspective. It is a very helpful resource from Martin Scott outlining the stages of faith and doubt suggested by people like Reverend James Fowler and other research

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Dan Boyle

What do you believe? Here is an interesting survey (posted below) that is looking at how we view our approaches to the Bible. The author of the study asks users to help by answering questions such as: 'How do you think m

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Books

The Jesus I Never Knew

The Jesus I Never Knew

Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up. What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the 'new, rediscovered' Jesus--or even the Jesus we think we know so well?

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