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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 Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

In creating the image of a shepherd, Jesus identified with a lowly, rural working class. In doing so, he meets with the helpless and the burdened in this world.
The furious debate over corporate bonus culture owes something to the curious way leadership is now perceived. A strange cult has developed around the role of the Chief Executive Officer,

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The Light Footprint Of Mission

The Light Footprint Of Mission

We need to keep mission simple and not over-complicate things. People just need to know how much God loves them. This is a story all may respond to in a world where we otherwise feel the burden of proving our worth. Despite the implacable opposition Jesus received from the religious establishment, we tend to think his ministry was an unbridled success.

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Bearing Witness To The Night

Bearing Witness To The Night

Stopping pernicious lies about last century may be a defining challenge of this one.. An historical event is most at risk of being denied when there are no more living witnesses to it. We may be approaching this critical moment over the biggest mass atrocity in human history. Holocaust denial is already prevalent, but it might be about to get a lot worse.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

A defining political challenge to the global Church today is how its people express patriotism without

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Are We Different People On The Internet?

Are We Different People On The Internet?

People are less restrained online than in real life; this is all the more reason to show grace in these

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The Deaths Of Others

The Deaths Of Others

Who is the neighbour we are called to be attentive to? We are overdue a difficult conversation around this. Without it, we will either get compassion fatigue or selfishly retreat into ourselves.

How do we rank a human life? The BBC’s World Affairs Editor John Simpson has criticised the British media’s ‘grotesquely selective’ reporting of death from terror across the world in an interview with Huffington Post UK. Perhaps it takes someone of Simpson’s stature to make this observation without the risk of being pilloried for insensitivity only days after the November 13, 2015 atrocities in Paris.

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Those who feel their interests are threatened by the Christian message typically hide their financial concern behind a veneer of public spiritedness.
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