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

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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Pen Pal

Pen Pal

What kind of letter would Jesus write to you today?
Every year throws up new phrases by which we can remember it. 2016 was no exception and one contender for the best phrase is ‘fake news’. In a sense, there is nothing new about fake news, it’s just a media story that isn’t true and that happens a lot.

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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 humble testimony and turn around when our path is blocked. This is the way of Jesus; the way of the cross. Any alien planning to visit Earth could take a

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The Voice

Life And Death On Lampedusa

The wordless documentary, Fire at Sea, will never be bettered in its genre TMI. It’s the abbreviation of our generation. The one that defines us –

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Life And Death On Lampedusa

Life And Death On Lampedusa

The wordless documentary, Fire at Sea, will never be bettered in its genre TMI. It’s the abbreviation of our generation. The one that defines us –

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If You Read Just One Book This Year....

If You Read Just One Book This Year....

make it ‘The Cyber Effect’ by Dr Mary Aiken .
In a year when we learned to expect the unexpected,

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Most Viewed February 2017

Pushy Parents

Pushy Parents

The social phenomenon of the pushy parent has received a lot of attention recently. Can ambition be sanctified and put in the service of God?
We all know pushy parents – the kind who are so intent on ensuring their children get on in life that they will stop at nothing to secure it. The Christmas circular letters newsletters of really successful pushy parents are dominated by tales of the latest successes of their off-spring:
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Keeping Spiritual In An Over-Sceduled World

KEEPING SPIRITUAL IN AN OVER-SCHEDULED WORLD
As long as work – even work for the Lord – takes precedence over time spent with the Lord,

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The Cry Of The Unheard

THE CRY OF THE UNHEARD - Art compels a response, especially when it is serving up pain during entertainment.

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Zero's Darkness

ZERO’S DARKNESS
A gripping film of the hunt for Bin Laden quietly asks us what values we stand for when confronted by those who mean us harm

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