Figures for church attendance suggest both the Catholic and Anglican churches suffered a gradual fall in numbers up to around the turn of the century, but since then numbers appear to have more or less stabilised.

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Words of Wisdom

Nature Does Not Prohibit Miracles

Nature Does Not Prohibit Miracles

J John

There is no fundamental reason for ruling out the possibility of miracles. Although you often hear people say things like ‘the Laws of Nature prohibit miracles’, such statements betray a misunderstanding of what these laws are about. What scientists call ‘laws’ are simply a provisional description of those principles by which the universe h...

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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

An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture

An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture

Walter Brueggemann

Our seduction into beliefs in competition, scarcity, and acquisition are producing too many casualties. We need to depart a kingdom that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that comes with the will to empire.