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A Lesser Bigotry?

James Mendelsohn and Bernard Howard have recently published a thorough and well-documented, analysis of the antisemitism of Anglican evangelical vicar Stephen Sizer, the repeated complaints of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and close to a decade of almost total silence from Anglican evangelicals.

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‘Biblical Reasoning’, Reader’s Guide

Having assigned John Webster’s essay, ‘Biblical Reasoning’ for the first week of an introductory course in systematic theology, I re-read it and discovered that it’s denser and more difficult than I remembered. So I produced this short guide which summarises the different sections of the essay, offers definitions of difficult terminology and translations of bits of Latin, and suggests some questions to aid reading. I post it here on the off-chance it might be useful to someone else.

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On Coping (or not) with a Crisis

I’ve been trying to work out why I’m feeling existentially disconnected from Covid-19-related fears. I’m taking it seriously, but it’s not registering in any deeply personal way. Partly it’s that my routines are largely undisrupted. But as I reflect on people’s reactions I think there’s more, because a lot of these feelings have been my friends for more than 2 years now. 

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