Gavin Ashenden

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The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech….

Once upon a time I fell deep in affection with Carl Gustav Jung.  It turned out to be a dreadful mistake. It...

Internet ethics abolish forgiveness

I can’t manage the moral math’s that lies behind our new internet ethics. I’ve been reading stories or moral virtue and disaster in the public arena...

Extinction Rebellion promise to subvert democracy as well as capitalism to promote the new apocalypse

One of my favourite childhood stories was the Emperor’s new clothes. I’ve always been suspicious of the pressure from crowds to make...

Resisting assisted suicide, for the sake of the vulnerable

When I heard that I was going to have the opportunity of debating the issue of euthanasia and assisted dying with Silvan...

Citizen Welby and the Cosmetics of ‘Reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that...

Convert or be converted – the challenge for Anglican cathedrals today.

Three Anglican cathedrals have set out to increase both their appeal to the  public and to get more people into the building.

Diversity and conscience clauses

It has always seemed strange to me that once the gay community won their freedom to marry in civil law, as well...

The perils and futility of a Church that imposes Pelagianism on Twitter

A week in a tent on the hard ground with a leaking air bed has reminded me to be grateful for my...

Reductionist dogs and the near death experience.

One of the experiences that many of us share, is having our hearts melted by the way that dogs look at us. Of...

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Moscow blames Trump administration for schism in the Orthodox...

The Russian government has denounced the Trump administration for fomenting schism within the Orthodox world. Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said that without...

Cape Town archbishop assaulted during visit to refugee encampment

Archbishop Thabo today appealed for prayers for asylum seekers and refugees after being attacked by some of those who have taken refuge...
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Anglican Unscripted 550 – An Anglican Pachamama?

It is interesting to witness what theology has become an idol for the leadership of the Anglican Communion.
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Anglican Unscripted 549 – The Global South Covenant

Canon Andrew Gross sits down with Kevin to talk about the Covenant adopted by the Global South at their Cairo meeting in...