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All articles by Melvin Tinker

Vicar of St John Newland since 1994, Melvin read Theology at Oxford University and trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall.
He has previously been curate at Wetherby Parish Church, Chaplain to Keele University and vicar of All Hallows, Cheadle.
As well as speaking around the country and abroad, Melvin is the author of over sixty published articles dealing with a wide
range of subjects relating to ethics and theology. He is also the author of several books,

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January 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Leaving the Church of England: When going was necessary for growing

In August 2020 a new Anglican network of churches was formed out of St John, Newland in Hull. Within two weeks of its announcement, over 550 folk (including children) signed up to join Christ Church Newland, Christ Church Riverside, and Christ Church Orchard Park. This was the result of two years of prayer and…

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December 2005
Evangelistic

The tyranny of tolerance

No-one likes being accused of intolerance. It is the ultimate put-down. To be branded 'intolerant' puts you in the same category as a fascist or a bigot. For many people, tolerance is the ultimate virtue. But this creates a paradox - as a society we can tolerate anything but intolerance! Instinctively we want to…

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