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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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I'm Sorry, What Were You Just Saying?

I'm Sorry, What Were You Just Saying?

Seek first the Kingdom of God, says Jesus, making a clear assumption that people usually seek the kingdom second, third, or not at all.

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Be Perfect, As Your Photoshopped Neighbour Is Perfect

Be Perfect, As Your Photoshopped Neighbour Is Perfect

There is a battle for the human soul today and we need to wake up to the form it has so quickly taken

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The Black Wave

The Black Wave

What happens in a community when it is overwhelmed by natural disaster and the cameras have moved on? Disasters come and go for those who consume news

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Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

The work of diplomats is unglamorous and involves nations in messy compromises which are easily

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Surburban Noir, Sovie Style

Surburban Noir, Soviet Style

When it received its first screening, TV’s The West Wing passed under the radar in ways it is hard to imagine now, finishing its run after midnight on Channel 4,

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Why God Doesn't Look Like Elon Musk - Or Adam Smallbone

Why God Doesn't Look Like Elon Musk - Or Adam Smallbone
Researchers at the University of North Carolina recently asked the question: what does God look like? Their Psychology and Neuroscience Department, using varying face pairs, asked a sample of over 500 US Christians how they imagined God’s face.

 The resulting composite ‘face of God’ has been published and the media was quick to seize on its similarity to tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. They have a point, though my first instinct was its likeness to the Reverend Adam Smallbone, the hapless east London vicar in the BBC TV comedy series Rev, played by Tom Hollander. So, maybe Fr. Adam was more influential in ministry than he realised.

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