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It Was A Long Time Ago And I Wasn't There Anyway

It Was A Long Time Ago And I Wasn't There Anyway

No moral quarter can be given to crimes against humanity if we are to be true to our common Creator
It’s late, but not too late said the posters in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in mid-2013.
The final push to bring to justice the remaining perpetrators of the Holocaust has been spurred by the successful prosecution in 2011 of the now deceased Ivan Demjanjuk.

 

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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

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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Through A Glass Starkly

Through A Glass Starkly

Images of traumatic incidents caught on mobile phone can be put to remarkable effect. They can also be filmed as a way of avoiding a personal response

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What Are British Values

What Are British Values

Is there a British identity and if so, what has shaped the values and institutions that form it? In the wake of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, debate about the ...

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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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