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SIMON BURTON-JONES Expressing Christian Faith in Today's Society
How do we cope with the complex demands of modern life?



SIMON BURTON-JONES Expressing Christian Faith in Today's Society

Most of us want to do the right thing with our lives, but how do we cope with the complex demands of modern life?

This website expresses a deep yearning of mine: to take the beautiful message of the Gospel about Jesus

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Anna Chaplaincy And The Topsy-Turvy God

Anna Chaplaincy And The Topsy-Turvy God

In a news saturated era, there is special competition over who can break a story first. BBC, ITN, Sky, CNN, CBS rarely win this battle today

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Silicon Valley Blues

Silicon Valley Blues

In giving more time and attention to bad things online, we attract algorithms which make us depressed and insecure. In thinking the rewards of social media outweigh the costs, we gamble this isn’t true.

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I'm Sorry, What Were You Just Saying?

I'm Sorry, What Were You Just Saying?

Seek first the Kingdom of God, says Jesus, making a clear assumption that people usually seek the

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Be Perfect, As Your Photoshopped Neighbour Is Perfect

Be Perfect, As Your Photoshopped Neighbour Is Perfect

There is a battle for the human soul today and we

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The Black Wave

The Black Wave

What happens in a community when it is overwhelmed by natural disaster and the cameras have moved on? Disasters come and go for those who consume news

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Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

Beating Ploughshares Into Sword
The work of diplomats is unglamorous and involves nations in messy compromises which are easily caricatured as weak. But without their work we are lost.
‘Mostly it’s fools who start a war. Only the brave and wise can end one.’

These words of Anthony Loyd, contemporary war reporter, are a terse commentary on prevailing realities. If Ronan Farrow is to be believed, US diplomacy is on the wane. In War on Peace: the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence (William Collins, 2018) Farrow tells a sorry story of the hollowing out of the State Department’s influence. The son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow is one of its former officials who worked closely with Richard Holbrooke, the man largely responsible for helping to end the horrific civil wars of the Balkans.
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