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



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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 day job. At night he takes the dog out for a walk and stops for a pint.
Repeat daily. End of story.
Yes, me neither.
So, it took some effort to commit to watching the movie Paterson, following its release in May 2017

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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 this happening today?

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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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FAITH IN CULTURE - Treating Smartphone Zombies

Treating Smartphone Zombies

Secular pioneers of a digital Sabbath have a lot to teach the Church. You will have had the experience.

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Most Viewed April 2017

Those Who Deny The Truth

Those Who Deny The Truth

Those Who Deny The Truth
Holocaust denial is a nasty and pernicious belief but should it be criminalised?

This question may become acute in the years ahead as the generation of people who lived through the holocaust as victims, witnesses, perpetrators and liberators is slowly extinguished. Although we are used to relying implicitly on historical records to shape our understanding of the past, the loss of a living oral tradition is often a moment of vulnerability for the truth. The mere existence of holocaust denial while people who can vouch for the concentration camps are still alive highlights the dangers that may lie ahead of us.
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Hard Days Night

HARD DAY’S NIGHT
The Church is both the beneficiary and the victim of the long hours working culture. Its reluctance to conduct a spiritual audit

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ARE WE DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET? - People are less restrained online than in real life; this is all the more reason to show grace in these exchanges

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FAITH AS PROTEST -
The tradition of lively and volatile encounter with God over life’s injustices is weak in modern Christianity

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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,