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When The Lights Went Out

When The Lights Went Out

Remembering the Great War
Winston Churchill observed: ‘history will be kind to me for I intend to write it’. I doubt he would have said this in the digital age, where anyone can blog their view of the world. The sheer volume of books published to coincide with the First World War makes it hard to say anything new or original on the subject and the hotly contested issue of why the war began is especially wearisome, unless we take a severely reductionist approach and claim the


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Looking Up To Others

Famous people have the most diffused power to influence others, but more concentrated power lies closer to home.
Role models have always featured in culture but never more so than now.

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Girls In The Hood

God is present in the estates the Church talks about reaching; unlike his followers, he never left these spaces. It is to be seen whether the furore over the lack of black actors among the Oscar nominees for 2016 will make a difference

The Acid Reflux Economy

The Acid Reflux Economy

The trickle up effect is burning our throats and making us choke in protest. Where is the inherited tradition of Christian protest when we need it?

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Is Post-Truth Pre-Fascism?

Is Post-Truth Pre-Fascism?

Lies advance slowly and hypnotically like a gentle incoming tide on a summer’s beach day, but they wipe all traces of the castles we have built in ......

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Burnt Out

Burnt Out

The Church ought to have much to say that is affirming and encouraging for those who are mentally unwell, but it frequently falls into a trap

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Samantha And The Power Of Lament

Samantha And The Power Of Lament

To lament in worship is not the same as being miserable.

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What The Film 'Arrival' Hints To Us About The Word Made Flesh

What The Film 'Arrival' Hints To Us About The Word Made Flesh

How easily would we interpret the language of an extra-terrestrial?

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Stranger danger

Stranger danger

When a society no longer believes in a tradition which calls it to love the alien, what exactly guides it?

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Drone Kill

Drone Kill

A sharply scripted, effortlessly acted film about war's new landscape asks all the right questions for which there are no obvious answers.

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IN THE NEWS - The Drifting Boat

The Drifting Boat

The Mediterranean exodus is a complex social and political problem, but it is possible to get a working grasp of what is happening if we want to

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In The News -Obama's Covert Wars

Obama's Covert Wars

Honest, respectful debate is in short supply about the big issues of life; instead we hear the echo of our own sealed cave.

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Most Viewed September 2017

What Are Men For?

What Are Men For?

What Are Men For?
The social landscape is changing for men and one generation in particular is not adjusting well

A report commissioned by the Samaritans has overturned assumptions about the most ‘at risk’ categories for suicide. Instead of young people being the most likely to take their lives, it is early middle aged men. Blanchflower and Oswald (2008) have already established a U-curve in well-being across the life span, with young and old people possessing greater happiness than the generation between them, who feel burdened down with responsibilities at work and at home.

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The Patriotic Voice

THE PATRIOTIC VOICE
An authentic and durable love of nation should make room for those who dissent; it might just be God speaking to us
Allegations by a national newspaper that Ralph Miliband hated Britain and that this must therefore have influenced his son Ed (though strangely,
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Why Violence Is Declining In The West But There Is No Guarantee It Will ContinueTo

WHY VIOLENCE IS DECLINING IN THE WEST BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE IT WILL CONTINUE TOEurope's peace since 1945 could yet be seen as a brief interlude. Let us hope and pray it is lasting.
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Still Going Bodly

STILL GOING BOLDLY
Star Trek has always projected contemporary concerns into space to help us reflect on life, offering rich pickings for Christian apologetics
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