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Address At Service Of Reflection On Knife Crime

Address At Service Of Reflection On Knife Crime

A decade ago, heralding the evolution of the internet to enable shared content, the tech author Clay Shirky titled a book: ‘Here Comes Everybody’. Shirky was rightly excited by the possibilities unfolding. But the emergence of self-publishing meant the book could have also been titled: ‘Here Comes Everybody’s Opinion’. We skim our news feeds and, short of time but feeling we ought to have a

 

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Long Lost family

Long Lost family

Some types of storytelling mess with your brain. Intentionally.

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Valuing Age

Valuing Age

Lots of work is being done round unconscious bias in society, especially around gender and ethnicity

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Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Just over two years ago, the Social Mobility Commission produced its latest report and then its

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Epic Fail

Epic Fail

We don’t have to win at everything to be more than a conqueror in Christ

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Believing The Lie

Believing The Lie

Believing The Lie
Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary decides on a ‘word of the year’. A word that suddenly becomes popular and gets used time and again. In 2016, the OED made ‘post-truth’ their word of the year. What does that mean? The use of the prefix ‘post’ often says a lot about someone’s wish to look deep and clever, even when they’re not. Try saying you’re post-broccoli next time someone tries to make you eat your greens and you’ll soon see the prefix isn’t always respected. 

It’s a funny thing, really – post-truth. Why not just say someone is lying? Perhaps because we’ve come to realise it’s saying something more complicated. It’s the kind of lie that gets a foothold in public debate; the place that can do the most damage. We sometimes want to believe the lie because it suits us. This is partly why experts are looked down on so much today. They get in the way.
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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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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?

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