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Why The Church Of England Reminds Me Of The England Cricket Team In The Nineties

Why The Church Of England Reminds Me Of The England Cricket Team In The Nineties

A decade of not being up to the mark didn’t leave quite the impression you would expect . Was there anything worse than being a fan of the England cricket team in the 1990s? It felt like the opposition were always 350 for 2 or England 127 for 7.


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Kiwi Apocalypse

Kiwi Apocalypse

Speculation about the future can be an excuse not to think about the present,

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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

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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

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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,

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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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 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

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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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The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended

Think you’re having a hard day at work? Imagine being Stanislav Petrov on September 26, 1983.

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Most Viewed May 2017

Shame On You

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 whose lives are being destroyed

Jon Ronson’s new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (Picador 2015) is characteristically quirky, witty and honest. Most of all, it is unnerving, leaving the reader with a chill in their bones as they reflect on society’s approach to those who – often inadvertently, ignorantly or plain foolishly – transgress its norms.
For a society which loudly proclaims its tolerance and non-judgmentalism, we know how to be intolerant of the people and the views we don’t approve of. The evolution of social media has illuminated this and Twitter in particular has, however unintentionally, fostered a peculiar tradition of viciousness.

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The Shadow

THE SHADOW- It's official: Britons don't talk about death. If only we knew how to co-opt it into ordinary life. We have an edgy relationship with dying; as Woody Allen once said: ‘I’m not afraid of death,
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The Killing Fields

THE KILLING FIELDS
Ethnic conflict is something we know little about, cocooned in politically stable countries. Does it matter that we don't?
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The Child With The man In His Eyes

THE CHILD WITH THE MAN IN HIS EYES
This classic of the cinema is a paean to the beauty of growing up and the idle and aimless hours which make us who we are
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Weaving the advice of others into something ...

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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,