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SIMON BURTON-JONES Expressing Christian Faith in Today's Society
How do we cope with the complex demands of modern life?

SIMON BURTON-JONES Expressing Christian Faith in Today's Society

Most of us want to do the right thing with our lives, but how do we cope with the complex demands of modern life?

This website expresses a deep yearning of mine: to take the beautiful message of the Gospel about Jesus

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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 in a world where we otherwise feel the burden of proving our worth. Despite the implacable opposition Jesus received from the religious establishment, we tend to think his ministry was an unbridled success.

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Bearing Witness To The Night

Bearing Witness To The Night

Stopping pernicious lies about last century may be a defining challenge of this one.. An historical event is most at risk of being denied when there are no more living witnesses to it. We may be approaching this critical moment over the biggest mass atrocity in human history. Holocaust denial is already prevalent, but it might be about to get a lot worse.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

What Does It Mean To Be A Patriotic Christian?

A defining political challenge to the global Church today is how its people express patriotism without

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Are We Different People On The Internet?

Are We Different People On The Internet?

People are less restrained online than in real life; this is all the more reason to show grace in these

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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. 2016 was no exception ..

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The Day The World Should Have Ended

The Day The World Should Have Ended

Do you know who Stanislav Petrov is? You should, because you owe your life to him.

Think you’re having a hard day at work? Imagine being Stanislav Petrov on September 26, 1983. Petrov was on duty in the early hours of the morning when the Soviet Union’s early warning systems detected an incoming nuclear missile from the United States. He was duty bound to report it, but chose not to, believing it was a false alarm. In the course of the following few minutes, a further four missile launches were detected and Petrov had to make the decision all over again, with much more evidence stacked in favour of a sequential launch.

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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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