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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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The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended

Stanislav Petrov died in September 2017. Raise a glass to him. You owe him your life. Think you’re having a hard day at work? Imagine being Stanislav Petrov on September 26, 1983.

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Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

Many teams come to rely on one person in such a way that they do not think they will cope without them. It is at this moment that the greatest of risks is innocently formed. Short of death, do we ever say final goodbyes anymore?

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Piercing The Gloom

Piercing The Gloom

We need fiction to inspire as well as repel. The lack of such highlights a palpable cultural pessimism right now. The call of a BBC drama chief in August 2017 for fewer ‘dark’ shows and more uplifting stories in TV fiction made brief headlines,

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The New Salvation By Works

The New Salvation By Works

While there is much to admire in a generation that wants to get things done,there are some things we need to unlearn if we are to have a healthy sense of what it means to be a child of God. Today’s working population is dominated by baby-boomers

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Trolls And Tribulations

Trolls And Tribulations

When we keep people who are not like us at a distance, they tend to become undifferentiated and dehumanised. We need to remain open to diverse opinions and ways of being. But we also need to champion what we share in common.

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The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended
Stanislav Petrov died in September 2017. Raise a glass to him. You owe him your life.

Think you’re having a hard day at work? Imagine being Stanislav Petrov on September 26, 1983. Petrov was on duty in the early hours of the morning when the Soviet Union’s early warning systems detected an incoming nuclear missile from the United States. He was duty bound to report it, but chose not to, believing it was a false alarm. In the course of the following few minutes, a further four missile launches were detected and Petrov had to make the decision all over again, with much more evidence stacked in favour of a sequential launch.
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