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As the church celebrates the feasts of all saints and all souls in the dying of the year, an eminent theologian finds new perspectives on death in today’s culture. Continue reading
Before becoming a Church of Scotland minister Rev Dr Norman Shanks was a civil servant at the then Scottish Office and from 1975-77 served as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State. Following his ordination he was Chaplain to Edinburgh University, Convener of the General Assembly’s Church and Nation Committee, lecturer in Practical Theology at Glasgow University (where he taught your interviewer), Leader of the Iona Community, and parish minister in Govan. Now retired, he sits on the Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The parish priest of the South Edinburgh cluster of parishes responds to Archbishop Cushley’s pastoral letter, We have found the Messiah: the Future of our Archdiocese, which was issued on Palm Sunday. He takes issue with the archbishop’s analysis of the situation.
A Church of Scotland minister, writer and poet reflects on the significance of women’s ordination and the impact of patriarchy.