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Kiwi Apocalypse

Kiwi Apocalypse

Speculation about the future can be an excuse not to think about the present, which is the only sphere in which God meets with us. Quietly and without much fuss, several billionaires are buying up land in New Zealand. It’s not exceptional on the face of it: what’s not to like about the place? . The people, the landscape, the wine and the rugby all commend it. But something deeper is at work.


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What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

A defining political challenge to the global Church

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Life And Death On Lampedusa

Life And Death On Lampedusa

The wordless documentary, Fire at Sea, will never be bettered in its genre .TMI.  It’s the abbreviation of our generation. 

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The Repetition Of Palatable Lies

The Repetition Of Palatable Lies

As the word of God slips from shared memory, shriller voices hold sway. Truth is becoming a commodity, favouring the powerful.

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 London's Soul

London's Soul

The strength of a city is not measured in its economic output but in the quality of its relationships

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Drowning Girl

Drowning Girl

Why do some people scare us in what they are prepared to do for others?

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Why Face To Face Is Always Best

Why Face To Face Is Always Best

The benefits of looking someone in the eye and making a connection are out of this world

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The Things We Should Never Have Said

The Things We Should Never Have Said

As we age in Christ, some have to battle for their ...

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Shame On You

Shame On You

The symbolism of the scapegoat bearing the burden of a community’s failings has been supplanted in the social media age by real people

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The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended

Think you’re having a hard day at work? Imagine being Stanislav Petrov on September 26, 1983.

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Most Viewed April 2017

Text The Casbah

Text The Casbah

Text The Casbah
Digital technology can be used to repress people as well as to help free them. This simple truth is overlooked by those who breathlessly herald the power the internet to change the world.

The beauty of history is the way it confounds predictions. No-one anticipated the peaceful revolutions which swept Easter Europe in 1989, though reading the histories of the Cold War as they unfurl there now seems an inevitability about the fall of communism that was far from apparent among opinion formers at the time. This calls for some humility as we ponder the waves of unrest sweeping through the Arab world today.

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The Killing Fields

THE KILLING FIELDS
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Weaving the advice of others into something ...

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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,