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The Church And The Politics Of Polarisation

The Church And The Politics Of Polarisation

Address to Rochester Diocesan Synod, March 2, 2019. Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary publishes a Word of the Year; a word which has caught on. These are usually neologisms; words that are new to the vocabulary. Recent choices include omnishambles, selfie and vape.

 

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Love Is All We Have

Love Is All We Have

Address to the students, staff and parents of St

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Growing Into A Child

Growing Into A Child

How crass was it of the disciples to turn away people

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No Safe Place

No Safe Place

Words fall in and out of fashion. It’s hard to

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Baltic Friendship

Baltic Friendship

On the eightieth anniversary of a relationship

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Route 2

Route 2

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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 doesn’t materialise.

We cannot control other people – the lover, the interviewer, the seller – so these incidents can happen to us many times in the course of a life. And the way we interpret outcomes depends a lot on the way we think about the world. For some, luck is the only explanation. If you don’t believe in God, luck is a kinder way of looking at events than a cold, reductionist view of life that is no more than the random interaction of atoms. Luck feels shinier and is accessible to all. She even has a name, Lady Luck
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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.