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



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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. Our own views are not properly tested and we start to see difference as an affront to our identity. Can Labour and Conservative MPs be friends? Not according to Labour MP Laura Pidcock who says she will not ‘hang out’ with Tory women because she considers them ‘the enemy’. 

 

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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 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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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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The Voice

The Voice

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

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Most Viewed October 2017

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

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 when we learned to expect the unexpected, one quote stands out for me in 2016. Some of us haven’t had enough of experts and think it is wise and prudent to hear what they have to say. So how about this from Dr Mary Aiken, author of The Cyber Effect, one of the world’s leading cyberpsychologists, on whom the TV series CSI: Cyber bases the character Avery Ryan, played by Patricia Arquette:
“It is time for the tech industry to step up and pay attention to social problems associated with use of its products. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the cause of human advancement. That represents about $45 billion at Facebook’s current valuation. I would respectfully suggest that all of this money be directed towards human problems associated with social media” (my italics).
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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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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,

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