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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 Acid Reflux Economy

The Acid Reflux Economy

The trickle up effect is burning our throats and making us choke in protest. Where is the inherited tradition of Christian protest when we need it?
Is protest against the system heating up?
Paul Mason, Channel 4 News’ Economics Editor

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Is Post-Truth Pre-Fascism?

Is Post-Truth Pre-Fascism?

Lies advance slowly and hypnotically like a gentle incoming tide on a summer’s beach day, but they wipe all traces of the castles we have built in the sands of our carelessness. The expected avalanche of books on post-truth has arrived. Matthew d’Ancona, Evan Davis,

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Why The Wimbledon 1975 Men's Final Has A Message For The Speed Addicted

Why The Wimbledon 1975 Men's Final Has A Message For The Speed Addicted

Whether it is writing in the dust or lobbing over the net, there is wisdom in taking our time over the Cup Final decisions for which we will be remembered.

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Burnt Out

Burnt Out

The Church ought to have much to say that is affirming and encouraging for those who are mentally unwell, but it frequently falls into a trap.
When the wheels fall off the England cricket bandwagon, they frequently do so in ....

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When Clerdy Are Out Of Step With Their Churches Politically

When Clergy Are Out Of Step With Their Churches Politically

In the scramble to understand the new politics unfolding in the UK, symbolised in the vote to leave the EU in June 2016, former editor of Prospect magazine, David Goodhart,

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The Parent Trap
Today’s parents are tired of being blamed for the ills of society. It’s time they were given a break

The information revolution has made ours the most over-analysed generation in history. There are surveys to reveal anything you want to know about life, which is wonderful – unless of course you’re the parent of a dependent child. Scarcely a month passes without new research to show what a mess parents are making of their most important role in life. In recent times, the Institute for Public Policy Research has shown how our children drink more and are more promiscuous than continental children and most damningly UNICEF has revealed that our children are the unhappiest in Europe.
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Jesus’ leaving of earth could have been a crushing blow to his followers but patient prayer in one place got them ready for a promise.
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