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Can Those Who Minister For God Lose Form Like A Sports Player

Can Those Who Minister For God Lose Form Like A Sports Player

Gerry Rafferty’s famous seventies song Baker Street, with its distinctive saxophone riff, contains the lines:

 You used to think that it was so easy

But you’re trying, your trying now

Anyone who has lost form in life will identify with this couplet. .

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Black Dog

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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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

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The Wall

The Wall

Most generations are defined by an event or a year. For one cohort it is 1989 and the collapse of the

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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 recently asked the question: what does God look like? Their Psychology and Neuroscience Department, using varying face pairs, asked a sample of over 500 US Christians how they imagined God’s face.
The resulting composite ‘face of God’ has been published and the media was quick to seize on its similarity to tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. They have a point, though my first instinct was its likeness to the Reverend Adam Smallbone, the hapless east London vicar in the BBC TV comedy series Rev, played by Tom Hollander. So, maybe Fr. Adam was more influential in ministry than he realised.
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THE FRONTIERS OF AID
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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
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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,