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Be Perfect, As Your Photoshopped Neighbour Is Perfect

Be Perfect, As Your Photoshopped Neighbour Is Perfect

There is a battle for the human soul today and we need to wake up to the form it has so quickly taken

‘What does it profit a person to gain the whole world and to lose their soul?’ said Jesus.


 

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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

Resurrection Day, The Woman At The Well, The Torn Curtain, Jonah's Story, Slow Food sacrament, The Story Of The Blues

 

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Managing Anger, Dead Man Walking, The Path To Human Happiness, Blinded By The Light, Question Time, No Worries

 

Route 2

Route 2

What do we make of the road not taken? The romance that does not lead to marriage; the job we don’t get; the house that falls through; the career that

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What God Has Spoken Through The People

What God Has Spoken Through The People

What the Diocese of Rochester’s emerging strategy might uncover.

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The Light Footprint Of Mission

The Light Footprint Of Mission

We need to keep mission simple and not over-complicate things. People just need to know how much God loves them. This is a story all may respond to ...

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Why Violence Has No Part In The Faith

Why Violence Has No Part In The Faith

We should listen, speak and share with others in humble testimony and turn around when our path is

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The Autocrat And Their PR Problem

The Autocrat And Their PR Problem

If only one is in charge, all the skills of shared government must seem to coalesce in one person.

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Most Viewed October 2018

The Man From Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere
Jesus has no origin story in Mark’s Gospel, but in a matter of lines, we learn things about him and about life of timeless worth

Every writer setting out on a film script for a famous character is faced with the dilemma: do they use the movie’s precious time to tell the origin story? I have watched two Spiderman films with different actors where Peter Parker’s back story – how he acquired his superpowers – have been explained at length. This is not easy for an arachnophobe. The Joker has been portrayed by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger in Batman films. His origin was explained in full in the former, but emerged fully formed in the latter, as if there was no time to waste.
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A Time To Leave

A TIME TO LEAVE
Jesus’ leaving of earth could have been a crushing blow to his followers but patient prayer in one place got them ready for a promise.
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Question Time

QUESTION TIME
It isn’t that politics and religion are separate spheres. They are two sides of the same coin. And the whole coin belongs to God.
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The Fist Sized Cloud

THE FIST SIZED CLOUD
A Christian view of climate change is to weigh up perceived threats but not to be paralysed by them. Prayer and activism should be the cutting edges of our concern.
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ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Live Aid's Legacy
Live Aid's Legacy

The generosity which inspired July 13, 1985 is still present in the British public ....

Debating Immigration
Debating Immigration

What are the values we should hold to in tackling today's big policy question?

Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?
Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Is Willpower Enough To Win?
Is Willpower Enough To Win?

There are risks in suggesting that success in our chosen field is merely a function of wanting it more than the next person.