FAITH IN CULTURE
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The Hezekiah Doctrine

The Hezekiah Doctrine

Each generation should stand on the shoulder of giants but it feels like Millennials

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Because The Moon Is Made Of White Cheese

Because The Moon Is Made Of White Cheese

Countering Holocaust denial will be a rising moral

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Why We Hate Hypocrisy But Probably Can't Do Without It

Why We Hate Hypocrisy But Probably Can't Do Without It

Of all the vices despised in our era, hypocrisy ranks

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On Strangers

On Strangers

How well do we interpret the actions of those we do not know?

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Evidence-Based Evengelism

Evidence-Based Evangelism

Fifty years ago in 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Or did he? Despite unimpeachable evidence

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The June 4th Incident

The June 4th Incident

Public rituals surrounding anniversaries make profound statements about the value of human

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Tracking The Habits Of A Lifetime

Tracking The Habits Of A Lifetime

What to make of all the personal data we possess now?,

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The God Of Rwanda

The God Of Rwanda

How did belief in God change for those caught up in

 

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Are Superhero Movies To Blame For It All

Are Superhero Movies To Blame For It All

Evil laughs in the face of consensus building. Far better to rely on rich

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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

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Soul Erosion

Soul Erosion

Most of the ways in which we provide guidance, training and support for discipleship is predicated on having time and energy to think and pray.

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The Failings Of The Gifted

The Failings Of The Gifted

Is it OK to like the good art of bad people?
The uncovering of sexual abuse and harassment by the #metoo campaign raises probing questions.

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The New Wild West

The New Wild West

A strange alliance of capitalists and anarchists is resisting change to the place we are most at risk
The biggest cyber attack yet was launched in October 2016, temporarily overwhelming Twitter, PayPal and

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The Church And Safe Spaces

The Church And Safe Spaces

One of life’s ironies is how hard it is to have a debate about safe spaces without everything degenerating into a slanging match. The idea of the safe space is not easily uncoupled from no platforming and thus seen as

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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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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

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The Goal Is Soul

The Goal Is Soul

The objectives we set ourselves often confuse rather than empower. The point is to give our life away, with all its targets, so we can receive it back in spades.Setting targets seems to be hardwired into people

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Piercing The Gloom

Closing Down Debate

When we cannot tolerate the existence of views we do not share, we tend not to befriend those who hold them.

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Piercing The Gloom

Piercing The Gloom

We need fiction to inspire as well as repel. The lack of such highlights a palpable cultural pessimism right now. The call of a BBC drama chief in August 2017

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Box Set Binge

Box Set Binge

A deeper, richer, more intuitive understanding of human life is emerging in culture and it is a gift for sharing faith.

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Slow Cinema

Slow Cinema

When did you last see a movie that reduced your pulse to the rhythm of creation? How about this for a film pitch: A bus driver dreams up poetry during his

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The Voice

The Voice

One strange, absorbing puppet film speaks more poignantly about life than any human performance could achieve.For a sustained meditation on the

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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

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