FAITH IN CULTURE
articles on the challenges and opportunities for faith in modern culture



This Month's Article

Simon Burton-Jones

Bearing Witness To The Night

Stopping pernicious lies about last century may be a defining challenge of this one.. An historical event is most at risk of being denied when there are no more living witnesses to it. We may be approaching this critical moment over the biggest mass atrocity in human history. Holocaust denial is already prevalent, but it might be about to get a lot worse.

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The Vision Thing

The shibboleths of liberalism and capitalism between them constrain politicians from saying much that is interesting, let alone visionary

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Are We All Born Liars

Deceiving others is more a part of our common life than we like to think and it’s not just other people who do it.
One of the worst judgments we can make of another person in public is that they are a liar.

The Voice

The Voice

One strange, absorbing puppet film speaks more poignantly about life than any human performance could achiever

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If You Read Just One Book This Year....

If You Read Just One Book This Year....

make it ‘The Cyber Effect’ by Dr Mary Aiken .In a year

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Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Generation X was much maligned, but it has matured and, amid its creativity, can offer the world a unique
gift

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FAITH IN CULTURE - Is He back

Is He Back

Evil creeps up on us in an ordinary form and we may even befriend it because it seems impolite not to. Is this happening today?

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FAITH IN CULTURE - When Strong Leadership Isn't What It Is Cracked Up To be

When Strong Leadership Isn't What It Is Cracked Up To be

Those in charge should resist the temptation to think it's all about them

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FAITH IN CULTURE - The Disrupter

The Disrupter

The Church needs a theology of the Holy Spirit which is rooted as much in his disruptive force as in his comforting touch

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FAITH IN CULTURE - Treating Smartphone Zombies

Treating Smartphone Zombies

Secular pioneers of a digital Sabbath have a lot to teach the Church. You will have had the experience.

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FAITH IN CULTURE - Revolt Against The Fake

Revolt Against The Fake

There is a battle on today to decide what 'being authentic' means and what it does not.

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FAITH IN CULTURE - Hair Trigger

Hair Trigger

We should not underestimate the difference one person may unwittingly make in changing world affairs

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FAITH IN CULTURE - Israel On The Couch

Israel On The Couch

If you were to read just one book on today's Middle East. Recent poll findings suggesting one in four

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FAITH IN CULTURE - In Defence Of The Platform

In Defence Of The Platform

Honest, respectful debate is in short supply about the big issues of life; instead we hear the echo of ...

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FAITH IN CULTURE - The End Of Tolerance

The End Of Tolerance

Faced with the needs of many and the evil of some, can we hold on to the values which stem from ....

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Most Viewed February 2017

The Advice Culture

The Advice Culture

The self-help industry is booming, but its overall message is surprisingly reactionary and lacks the transformative power of grace.

One of the less remarked upon phenomena of the modern book trade is the growth in self-help literature. In a recent thirty year period, up to half of all Americans bought a self-help book. The same trend is observable in Britain. What has provoked this boom in advice culture?
In the modern era, families have been dispersed and the loss of shared wisdom has left many bereft of proven ideas.
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HARD DAY’S NIGHT
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ARE WE DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET? - People are less restrained online than in real life; this is all the more reason to show grace in these exchanges

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ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

How Not To Be A Control Freak
How Not To Be A Control Freak

Weaving the advice of others into something wise is a skill too many leaders lack as they succumb to ....

Smug Media
Smug Media

What are the values we should hold to in tackling today's big policy question?

The Call In The Middle Of The Night
The Call In The Middle Of The Night

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,