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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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Epic Fail

Epic Fail

We don’t have to win at everything to be more than a conqueror in Christ. A strange orthodoxy has been established in business circles. Like many trends,

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The God Of Rwanda

The God Of Rwanda

How did belief in God change for those caught up in the Rwandan genocide? ‘Since there was Auschwitz, God cannot exist.’

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When A Key Leadership Trait Is genuine Reluctance To Take The Job

When A Key Leadership Trait Is genuine Reluctance To Take The Job

Address as diocesan children and youth workers are

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The Church And The Politics Of Polarisation

The Church And The Politics Of Polarisation

Address to Rochester Diocesan Synod, March 2, 2019. Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary

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Because The Moon Is Made Of White Cheese

Because The Moon Is Made Of White Cheese

Countering Holocaust denial will be a rising moral challenge

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Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

From Freedom To Betrayal

Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

Read Also The Bystander
Eva Geiringer was born in Austria, and shortly after the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, her family emigrated to Belgium and finally to the Netherlands. While there, she lived in the same apartment block as Anne Frank, and the girls, only a month apart in age, were sometimes playmates from ages 11 to 13, at which time both went into hiding from the Nazis. In May 1944, the Jewish family was captured by the Nazis, and transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camps. Her father and brother did not survive the ordeal, but she and her mother were freed in 1945 by Soviet troops. They returned to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and during this time, she and her mother renewed their friendship with Otto Frank, who was at that time contending with the loss of his wife and children, and the discovery of his daughter Anne's diary. Eva continued her schooling and then studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. She then traveled to England to study photography for a year. While there, she met and married Zvi Schloss, a Jewish refugee from Germany who had been living in Israel, and the couple subsequently settled in England.
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