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Growing Into A Child

Growing Into A Child

How crass was it of the disciples to turn away people bringing children to be blessed by Jesus? Silly, perhaps, but not exceptional.

How crass was it of the disciples to turn away people bringing children to be blessed by Jesus? Silly, perhaps, but not exceptional. There is an odd juxtaposition in life. When a family gathers together to celebrate, their children become the centre of attention, the talking point,

 

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No Safe Place

No Safe Place

Words fall in and out of fashion. It’s hard to remember,

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Baltic Friendship

Baltic Friendship

On the eightieth anniversary of a relationship

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Route 2

Route 2

What do we make of the road not taken? The romance that does not lead to marriage; the job we

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The Light Footprint Of Mission

The Light Footprint Of Mission

We need to keep mission simple and not over-complicate things. People just need to know how .

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Why Violence Has No Part In The Faith

Why Violence Has No Part In The Faith

We should listen, speak and share with others in

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The Man From Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere
Jesus has no origin story in Mark’s Gospel, but in a matter of lines, we learn things about him and about life of timeless worth

Every writer setting out on a film script for a famous character is faced with the dilemma: do they use the movie’s precious time to tell the origin story? I have watched two Spiderman films with different actors where Peter Parker’s back story – how he acquired his superpowers – have been explained at length. This is not easy for an arachnophobe. The Joker has been portrayed by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger in Batman films. His origin was explained in full in the former, but emerged fully formed in the latter, as if there was no time to waste.
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A Time To Leave

A TIME TO LEAVE
Jesus’ leaving of earth could have been a crushing blow to his followers but patient prayer in one place got them ready for a promise.
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Question Time

QUESTION TIME
It isn’t that politics and religion are separate spheres. They are two sides of the same coin. And the whole coin belongs to God.
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The Fist Sized Cloud

THE FIST SIZED CLOUD
A Christian view of climate change is to weigh up perceived threats but not to be paralysed by them. Prayer and activism should be the cutting edges of our concern.
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ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Live Aid's Legacy
Live Aid's Legacy

The generosity which inspired July 13, 1985 is still present in the British public ....

Debating Immigration
Debating Immigration

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

Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?
Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Is Willpower Enough To Win?
Is Willpower Enough To Win?

There are risks in suggesting that success in our chosen field is merely a function of wanting it more than the next person.