FAITH IN CULTURE
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The Public Demand Strength And The media Desire Perfection, But Proclaim Christ Crusified

The Public Demand Strength And The media Desire Perfection, But Proclaim Christ Crusified

Every generation presents a challenge to the Gospel; a way of looking at the world which defies the wisdom of God.

 

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The Failings Of The Gifted

The Failings Of The Gifted

Is it OK to like the good art of bad people?
The uncovering of sexual abuse and harassment by the #metoo campaign raises probing questions.

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Piercing The Gloom

Closing Down Debate

When we cannot tolerate the existence of views we do not share, we tend not to befriend those who hold them.

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The Goal Is Soul

The Goal Is Soul

The objectives we set ourselves often confuse rather than empower. The point is to give our life away, with all its targets, so we can receive it back in spades.

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Box Set Binge

Box Set Binge

A deeper, richer, more intuitive understanding of human life is emerging in culture and it is a gift for sharing faith.

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Slow Cinema

Slow Cinema

When did you last see a movie that reduced your pulse to the rhythm of creation? How about this for a film pitch: A bus driver dreams up poetry during his

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The New Wild West

The New Wild West

A strange alliance of capitalists and anarchists is resisting change to the place we are most at risk
The biggest cyber attack yet was launched in ...

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Most Viewed March 2018

The Failings Of The Gifted

The Failings Of The Gifted

The Failings Of The Gifted
The uncovering of sexual abuse and harassment by the #metoo campaign raises probing questions. These are not new. The films of Woody Allen and Roman Polanski have long divided people. Both are outstanding directors, but their private lives are marred by lurid evidence of wrongdoing.

¬†There is something peculiar about art that lends itself to such judgments. Daily transactions are made with people whose backgrounds leave much to be desired. But we don’t feel the need to take a stand over the backgrounds of those who work in more prosaic occupations, like driving buses, cleaning windows and selling tickets. We are content to receive the services offered. The transcendence of art provokes and inspires us to ask deeper questions about the good life. The aesthetic it evokes compels a curious loyalty to the artist. We feel let down if they mess up. The artist’s profession witnesses to higher meanings; it is not dissimilar to the priest whose sins are revealed.
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Tell Me Lies

TELL ME LIES
Rumours often make people miserable and yet we persist in passing them on. Understanding their structure and power is vital if we are to limit their capacity for damage.
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How To Tie A Knot

HOW TO TIE A KNOT value training for our jobs yet learning about private relationships is considered an optional extra we can safely ignore. Why so?
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The Empty Chair At The festive Table

THE EMPTY CHAIR AT THE FESTIVE TABLE
Sometimes the more privileged among us should walk through the dark shadows of life frequented by others and not shirk this Christian duty just because we are able to.
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Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Day Seven
Day Seven

When God calls us to rest, he shows us what he can do while we sit back
You shall carry out an audit. If one commandment were to be added to the ten by our generation,

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