IN THIS ISSUE
we look at faith in an urban landscape.
must think of the city as the default position from which we consider
the future of faith, says Martin Johnstone, Associate Secretary
in the Church of Scotlands Ministries Council and offers some
signposts for the road ahead. Michael Whitley looks at the architecture
the series The Word Made Flesh we look at ministry in
four very different settings in Ireland: Laurence Graham, Methodist
minister in Cork, Peter McVerry, a Jesuit priest working among homeless
boys in Dublin, Peter McDowell, minister of the Presbyterian/Methodist
congregation in Limerick and Pat Storey of St Augustines Church
on Derrys walls.
In the interview,
Houston McKelvey and Hugh Kennedy, the Administrators of Belfasts
two cathedrals, talk about their roles as overseers of these landmark
buildings and their vision for a changing city.
is the economy for? asks Tony Weekes. And beyond silver coins,
the Bible Study on the Good Samaritan returns to two questions at
the heart of Scripture, which have also been foundational to the
work of ECONI and the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland:
who is my neighbour and what does the Lord require?
We round off
with reviews of three books to challenge and encourage and the last
in the series of Difficult Conversations, entitled Looking
for God in the City and an invitation to reflect upon the
cityscape, from a different angle
GROUP David Porter Director/Centre for Contemporary
Christianity; Derek Poole Programme Director/Centre for Contemporary
Christianity; Lynda Gould Programme Director/Centre for Contemporary
Christianity; Anna Rankin(Editor) Resources Co-ordinator/Centre
for Contemporary Christianity; Very Rev Martin Magill St
Oliver Plunkett Parish, Belfast; Rev Mercia Malcolm Carnmoney
Parish Church; Rev Dr Allen Sleith Regent Street Presbyterian
Church, Newtownards; Rev Janet Unsworth Edgehill Theological
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