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I'm retired after forty years of Church ministry - serving inner city and housing estate parishes, teaching theology, publishing and lecturing, and most recently 18 years as a Bishop in the Church of England. What's happening now? Among other things:

* Championing Social Housing Estate ministry 
 
* Visiting India - supporting empowerment projects 
 
* Bishop Visitor to an Anglican Benedictine Convent 
 
* Challenging the Church to be Liberational!

                                     

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Malling Abbey


        AN AUDIENCE WITH THE BISHOP

Come along and be entertained!  A relaxing evening of my Songs and Stories. 


Ideas to Ponder

REAL MONEY OR ECONOMICS?

An interesting debate today on how mathematicians have made great contribution to the financial sector of western society. But will smart mathematical models lead to 'good' economics. In my book economics is about money (call me naive?) And money is essentially a symbol of human relationship - I give you this coin and you give me your commodity. But the way we use these coins/notes/cheques indicates the quality or otherwise of our relationships. I can rip you off or I can give generously. I can use my coinage to oppress or to release. So economics for me is fundamentally a spiritual exercise - Mathematicians yes, but let's have a spiritual mathematics.


 CLONES FOR CHRIST? 

Yesterday I had privilege of speaking at the Rochester Diocesan Training gathering. Exciting breadth of experience amongst those preparing for ordained and lay ministries. I pray they will stay fresh and not let the institution conform them to its classist and 'superior' ways - but yesterday they were really being treasured and nurtured in the right way by those who have the training responsibility. The temptations of ministry and mission are so very great (signalled for us in the three desert Temptations of Christ) but many a mission and ministry guru seem to want us to convert to their own particular style of faith - 'Clones for Christ - rather than look for what the Holy Spirit is already up to in a life and go with that. It was a joy to be with these inspired and inspiring people!

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   “The Church Established”?? 


BISHOP LAURIE IS A LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNER
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Bishop Laurie's book Let's Do Theology is  now also published in Chinese! For more book news click here --> My Books  

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