FAITH IN CULTURE
articles on the challenges and opportunities for faith in modern culture



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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. The era of shared TV has largely passed. Shows attracting up to twenty million people at the moment they were broadcast – Morecambe and Wise, the Generation Game, the Good Life – have given way to niche viewing in an age when the costs of production have reduced so much that a young person is far more likely to watch YouTube all evening than one of the main channels. 

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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 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 ...

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Simon Burton-Jones

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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The Voice

The Voice

One strange, absorbing puppet film speaks more poignantly about life than any human performance could achiever

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If You Read Just One Book This Year....

If You Read Just One Book This Year....

make it ‘The Cyber Effect’ by Dr Mary Aiken .In a year
In a year when we learned to expect the unexpected,

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Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Generation X was much maligned, but it has matured and, amid its creativity, can offer the world a unique
gift

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FAITH IN CULTURE - Is He back

Is He Back

Evil creeps up on us in an ordinary form and we may even befriend it because it seems impolite not to. Is

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FAITH IN CULTURE - When Strong Leadership Isn't What It Is Cracked Up To be

When Strong Leadership Isn't What It Is Cracked Up To be

Those in charge should resist the temptation to think

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FAITH IN CULTURE - The Disrupter

The Disrupter

The Church needs a theology of the Holy Spirit which is rooted as much in his disruptive force as in his

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Most Viewed July 2017

Virtually Unstoppable

Virtually Unstoppable

Virtually Unstoppable
The new digital social networks have the potential to transform society.

Is there something magical about the number of 150?
British anthropologist Robin Dunbar has suggested that the natural size of a group is about 150. He calculated that this figure ‘seems to represent the maximum number of individuals with whom we can have a genuinely social relationship, the kind of relationship that goes with knowing who they are and how they relate to us’. Elaborating on this ‘rule of 150’, social thinker Malcolm Gladwell cautions expanding churches to be aware of the perils of size, saying that ‘crossing the 150 line is a small change that can make a big difference’. Larger groups tend to become less close-knit and cohesion and loyalty suffer as a result.
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Tell Me Lies

TELL ME LIES
Rumours often make people miserable and yet we persist in passing them on. Understanding their structure and power is vital if we are to limit their capacity for damage.
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How To Tie A Knot

HOW TO TIE A KNOT value training for our jobs yet learning about private relationships is considered an optional extra we can safely ignore. Why so?
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The Empty Chair At The festive Table

THE EMPTY CHAIR AT THE FESTIVE TABLE
Sometimes the more privileged among us should walk through the dark shadows of life frequented by others and not shirk this Christian duty just because we are able to.
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How Not To Be A Control Freak

Weaving the advice of others into something

Smug Media
Smug Media

What are the values we should hold to in tackling today's big policy question?

The Call In The Middle Of The Night
The Call In The Middle Of The Night

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Day Seven
Day Seven

When God calls us to rest, he shows us what he can do while we sit back
You shall carry out an audit. If one commandment were to be added to the ten by our generation,