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Oslo's Outlier

Oslo's Outlier

Is there a case for dramatizing real-life terrorism?

It was an old mantra of the UK government not to give the oxygen of publicity to known terrorists, but the media landscape has altered so much that this dictum hardly applies now. The atrocities of 9/11 have been viewed hundreds of millions of times online; in most cases, presumably, by people who were horrified by them. Social media provides a planet’s worth of oxygen to terrorists.


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Black Dog

What can the Church can do to help transform the mental health of a current generation of children and

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Silicon Valley Blues

Silicon Valley Blues

In giving more time and attention to bad things online, we attract algorithms which make us depressed and

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The Black Wave

The Black Wave

What happens in a community when it is overwhelmed by natural disaster and the cameras have moved on?

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Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

Beating Ploughshares Into Swords

The work of diplomats is unglamorous and involves

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Why God Doesn't Look Like Elon Musk - Or Adam Smallbone

Why God Doesn't Look Like Elon Musk - Or Adam Smallbone

Researchers at the University of North Carolina

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The Truth Is Out There

The Truth Is Out There

The first Gulf War in 1991 did not take place. This was the judgment of the philosopher Jean Baudrillard

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Most Viewed November 2018

The Black Wave

The Black Wave

The Black Wave
What happens in a community when it is overwhelmed by natural disaster and the cameras have moved on?

Disasters come and go for those who consume news from afar. The Church responds with prayers which are well intentioned and effective but not usually enduring. Our thinking is channelled by the media which is addicted to the latest crisis and our empathy shifts with it. This habit feels bewildering and can lead to passivity and despair when we address too many issues in our intercessions. It is so hard to pray about so many different problems at once and last month’s crisis is quickly filed at the back of the cabinet to make room for something new. True intercession begins at the throne of God, not on our social media news feed, however helpful this may be as a prompt, which calls for a quiet, responsive heart that listens to the intuitive whispers of the Spirit.
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The froniers Of Aid

THE FRONTIERS OF AID
Humanitarian aid is distributed in murky places run by the powerful. Should we accept any moral compromises made as necessary to save lives?
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Brand Bullying

BRAND BULLYING
Brand Bullying And The marketing Of Youth
Britain has constructed a culture which makes children breathe the toxin of materialism.
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Even As I Am Fully Known

EVEN AS I AM FULLY KNOWN
Phone hacking has distracted us from a far more pervasive digital scrutiny of who we are which is changing the world beneath our feet.
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Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

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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,