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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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Talking With Strangers

Talking With Strangers

Recently, I found the only available table in a small café of an independent bookshop and paused to decide how to spend a book token. A woman asked if she could sit opposite me at the same table, because there was nowhere else to go

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Love, Peace And The Stuff That Keeps Us Awake At Night

Love, Peace And The Stuff That Keeps Us Awake At Night

Jesus said we should love one another, but what does that mean in practice? The word love is overused and distorted today. It doesn’t help that we only really have one word for love in the English .

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Last Goodbye

Last Goodbye

One of life’s poignancies is that we often don’t know we are doing something for the last time.

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Ghosting 2022

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Allowing for the fact the past year will have been amazing for some of us (births, weddings, jobs

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Why We Are Not In A Post-#Metoo World

Why We Are Not In A Post-#Metoo World

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Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

From Freedom To Betrayal

Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

Read Also The Bystander
Eva Geiringer was born in Austria, and shortly after the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, her family emigrated to Belgium and finally to the Netherlands. While there, she lived in the same apartment block as Anne Frank, and the girls, only a month apart in age, were sometimes playmates from ages 11 to 13, at which time both went into hiding from the Nazis. In May 1944, the Jewish family was captured by the Nazis, and transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camps. Her father and brother did not survive the ordeal, but she and her mother were freed in 1945 by Soviet troops. They returned to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and during this time, she and her mother renewed their friendship with Otto Frank, who was at that time contending with the loss of his wife and children, and the discovery of his daughter Anne's diary. Eva continued her schooling and then studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. She then traveled to England to study photography for a year. While there, she met and married Zvi Schloss, a Jewish refugee from Germany who had been living in Israel, and the couple subsequently settled in England.
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