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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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What The Church Can Do For The Cause Of Social Mobility

What The Church Can Do For The Cause Of Social Mobility

There should be no postcode lottery when it comes to places of worship. In November 2017, the Social Mobility Commission produced its latest ‘State of the Nation’ report.

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The Lost Treasure

The Lost Treasure

Why joy has been mislaid, but what it can offer public life today
Writing about the happiness industry in the January 2018 edition of Prospect magazine, Lynne Segal noted: ‘Amid the official talk of happiness,

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Creativity And The Church's Long Hours Culture

Creativity And The Church's Long Hours Culture

Of all the things the Church needs right now, imaginative, risk-taking mission is top of the list. But are we in the right place for it?

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From Norway To Nowhere

From Norway To Nowhere

The building and demolishing of a fragile peace accord reveals a sad truth: violence is so much easier and produces vastly quicker results than peace-making. So what effect does this have on our

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Why Reading The Bible Is Like Watching Match Of The Day

Why Reading The Bible Is Like Watching Match Of The Day

Mundane and humdrum periods in life have their own intrinsic merit – and they prepare us for the bigger moments which would otherwise lack back story

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The Madness Of Crowds

The Madness Of Crowds

The Madness Of Crowds
When God is dethroned by the people, the throne does not remain empty for long. Two of today’s pretenders are nationalism and the market. The economic crash of 2007-08 feels a long time ago now, but we are still feeling its effects
like a tsunami whose waves continue to surge around the world many days after the initial disaster. Most of these play out in the extended era of austerity, where the impact falls harder on some than on others. But behind this lies a deeper question still: what happens to democracy when the market fails?
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