Church Leaders Resign amid London’s Occupy Protest

The resignation of Graeme Knowles as the dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral caps – if it does not yet complete – a remarkably tumultuous period in the cathedral’s history. It is really too soon to pronounce on exactly what has gone wrong and right, and who are...

As College Costs Go Up, Fewer Britons Apply

The headline in a national newspaper declared that students in Great Britain were scared off by university fees reaching nearly $14,500. The story was that British universities were facing their biggest fall in applications for 30 years, with a 10 percent drop. Well,...

Why Baptists Should Know Their Own History

The news that the Angus Library in Great Britain has secured funding to help make Baptist history more widely known is very welcome. As a nation, Britain seems to be obsessed by history – partly, perhaps, because we are taught it in such a disconnected fashion at...

Archbishop Speaks Out Against Abuse in Zimbabwe

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams pulled no punches in his sermon to 15,000 Anglicans in a sports stadium in the capital of Zimbabwe on a recent Sunday. The archbishop is often accused of obscurity, usually unfairly, by people who cannot be bothered to...

British Chaplains: Universities Serve Common Good

The series of catastrophes that has already pummeled the world’s economies, and which is not over yet by any means, has focused the minds of our policy-makers in a wonderful way. We would all agree that this is overdue; most of us have very little expertise in...