Christian Alternative

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Essential Christian Reading 2021

Christian Alternative is looking for a genuinely liberal and provocative approach to faith, ethics and institutional religion. We want to understand why, despite the Enlightenment and secularization, Christian writers and preachers often cling to pre-modern theological ideas. Why is talk of radical orthodoxy usually more orthodox than radical?

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​Let us talk about religion

I don’t mean the boring old questions of whether God exists or not, or which religion is the right one, or whether Jesus really came down somehow from heaven to earth to save us from our sins...

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Church Going Gone with Brian Mountford

In this colourful memoir, from 1950’s childhood to the COVID crisis, Brian Mountford describes his life as a priest, which has spanned a period of immense social change and seen the secularisation of Britain to the point where 52% of the population say they have ‘no religion’.

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Death and Dying Examined

When I die, all of me dies, my body, my mind, my consciousness. But the memory of me is incorporated into the memory of my family and friends, the church I have sought to serve, and even in what I think I can call the mind of God. And that is enough for me...

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Essential Quaker Reading

Quaker readers spotlight on Rhiannon Grant, author of Quaker Quicks - Hearing the Light

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Searching for meaning or for truth

Taking Heart, centres on the idea that the spiritual life is always personal and the deeper the spiritual life is, the more personal it becomes.

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