THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
personal observations on life and faith



This Month's Article

Opening Up

Opening Up

Giving people the capacity and confidence to share faith is our most pressing challenge

In the middle of a complex argument over Israel’s fate in Romans 10, St Paul underlines the simplicity of the Gospel. All who call on God will be saved through Christ. A virtuous circle is at work, where people are sent to proclaim and others hear and believe;


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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

The Stroll To Emmaus, Those who Have Eyes To See, A Life More Ordinary, The Wisdom Deficit, Giving Our Lives Away, The Gift Of Gratitude

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Recent Topics You May Have Missed

Pop Idols, Kicking The Darkness Until It Bleeds Light, Logos, Breaking Point, Here's looking At You, Kid, Words Made Flesh,

The Day You Don't Want To Wake Up To

The Day You Don't Want To Wake Up To

It’s said that time is a healer, but it can also mess with your head. Waiting for some outcomes can be

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The Lost Treasure

The Lost Treasure

Why joy has been mislaid, but what it can offer public life today
Writing about the happiness industry in the January

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The Vanity Of Nations

The Vanity Of Nations

How an ancient text speaks to the world today. Who said the nation-state would become irrelevant in the new century?

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Pen Pal

Pen Pal

What kind of letter would Jesus write to you today?
Every year throws up new phrases by which we can remember it.

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Messy Prayer

Messy Prayer

True intercession is like a couple of musicians playing off one another until a new sound is made and a new song can be sung

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How Do We Distinguish The Word Of God In The Words Of Others?

How Do We Distinguish The Word Of God In The Words Of Others?

Adding God's name to a word of guidance can make it difficult to assess unless we have the tools ..

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Why Reading The Bible Is Like Watching Match Of The Day

Why Reading The Bible Is Like Watching Match Of The Day
Mundane and humdrum periods in life have their own intrinsic merit – and they prepare us for the bigger moments which would otherwise lack back story

The enduring appeal of BBC TV’s Match of the Day (MoTD) owes something to the innate traditionalism of football fans but also to its ability to condense the action from each game into a handful of minutes. This enables a 0-0 draw in mid-January between Stoke and WBA to look like a penalty shoot-out in the Champions League Final by distilling all the drama into a bite size. Bone crushingly boring games receive a TV make-over on MoTD.
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Girls On The Edge

GIRLS ON THE EDGE
When Jesus said we should be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect, he had something more empowering in mind than
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BACK IN MY DAY

BACK IN MY DAY
Adults have always struggled to interpret the heartbeat of the generation they bring up, but this has become harder with the fluctuating rhythms of social media
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THE GOSPEL AND THE MARKET

THE GOSPEL AND THE MARKET
Those who feel their interests are threatened by the Christian message typically hide their financial concern behind a veneer of public spiritedness.
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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

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.