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What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

A defining political challenge to the global Church today is how its people express patriotism without stoking nationalism. Whatever the answer, most people would want to sign up to it. Pick the question apart and the answer is less clear and may depend on where you live.

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Patrolling The Boundaries Of Taste

Many parents feel anxious but powerless over the media their children consume. Should anyone else share this burden?

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The Art Of Forgetting

Though we decry the loss of memory, we have to forget some of our past in order to function as God intends; but what if our environment stops us from forgetting? It is an easy assumption to make that, among the trillions of pages of online data

Life And Death On Lampedusa

Life And Death On Lampedusa

The wordless documentary, Fire at Sea, will never be bettered in its genre .TMI.  It’s the abbreviation of our generation. 

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The Repetition Of Palatable Lies

The Repetition Of Palatable Lies

As the word of God slips from shared memory, shriller voices hold sway. Truth is becoming a commodity, favouring the powerful.

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 London's Soul

London's Soul

The strength of a city is not measured in its economic output but in the quality of its relationships
What does this say about the capital?

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Something Cosy In The State Of Denmark

Something Cosy In The State Of Denmark

True community may be more edgy and uncomfortable than we imagine

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Drowning Girl

Drowning Girl

Why do some people scare us in what they are prepared to do for others?

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Why Face To Face Is Always Best

Why Face To Face Is Always Best

The benefits of looking someone in the eye and making a connection are out of this world

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The Things We Should Never Have Said

The Things We Should Never Have Said

As we age in Christ, some have to battle for their ...

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China's Syndrome

China's Syndrome

Nations are defined not only by what they remember, but by what they forget. What does this tell us about

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The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended

Do you know who Stanislav Petrov is? You should,

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Shame On You

Shame On You

The symbolism of the scapegoat bearing the burden of a community’s failings has been supplanted in the social media age by real people

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After The Snow

After The Snow

Does our response to a sudden moment of crisis define us or not?

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The Hairdryer Treatment

The Hairdryer Treatment

How do we best motivate the people around us?
‘It’s not binary, you can be a decent person and gifted’ mourns Steve Wozniak towards the end of the

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How Far Should Language Be Policed

How Far Should Language Be Policed

How Far Should Language Be Policed
What do we make of the developing trend, begun in the US, to judge the words that others use in conversation?

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. It isn’t far into life before a child feels the flaws in this saying. Words have an extraordinary capacity to wound or heal and the emotionally adept learn how to use them carefully..
Since the 1980s, when multiculturalism emerged on US campuses and spread across the Anglo-Saxon world, aspects of the language we use have become a political and cultural battleground and there are signs that this war has intensified in American universities recently,
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The Killing Fields

THE KILLING FIELDS
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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,