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Opening Up

Opening Up

Giving people the capacity and confidence to share faith is our most pressing challenge. In the middle of a complex argument over Israel’s fate in Romans 10, St Paul underlines the simplicity of the Gospel. All who call on God will be saved through Christ. In the middle of a complex argument over Israel’s fate in Romans 10, St Paul underlines the simplicity of the Gospel.
 

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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 Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

God is to be found in the worst places of the world. He is waiting for our prayers to linger with him long after

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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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Day Of The Dissident

Day Of The Dissident

The world was richer by far for two frail, principled lives which ended in July 2017. Irina Ratushinskaya and Liu Xiaobo: born within a year of each other;

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Trolls And Tribulations

Trolls And Tribulations

When we keep people who are not like us at a distance, they tend to become undifferentiated and dehumanised. We need to remain open to diverse

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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 the

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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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Laughing In The face Of Terror

Laughing In The face Of Terror

Laughing In The face Of Terror
The subversive underground tradition of joke telling is not just a brave response to terror, but a profoundly spiritual one

Lovers of British comedy might like to imagine Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, The Fast Show and The Thick of it mashed together and cooked by Armando Iannucci. Sounds great – until you hear the subject matter is Stalin’s Soviet Union.

The Death of Stalin, on cinema release in October 2017, shouldn’t work, not just because it is a very British satire about a strange and foreign culture, but because the theme is so profoundly difficult and unsettling. And yet it does.

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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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