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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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Mental Health And The Curse Of Perfection

Mental Health And The Curse Of Perfection

It’s said that the mark of a good society is the way it cares for the victims of a crisis. There have been many casualties from the pandemic, but children and young people stand out.

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Boldly Going

Boldly Going

Saying goodbye to someone should feature in that Very British Problems series, because can be so awkward. We may be spared this in the pandemic, but in ordinary times, how tactile should be we? Do we shake hands or hug or kiss? If we kiss,

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Putting Men In The Picture

Putting Men In The Picture

Nothing messes up the act of listening to someone more than thinking about what we are going to say

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Journey Into Life

Journey Into Life

John 20:18 says: Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’;

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How Churches Grow

How Churches Grow

Every year round harvest time, surveys are released showing how little some children know about fruit and

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Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

From Freedom To Betrayal

Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

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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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