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The Road That Lies Ahead Of Us

The Road That Lies Ahead Of Us

An article for Kent’s newspaper readers at Christmas 2019
Britain is reaching for a new identity.

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On Becoming A Bishop

On Becoming A Bishop

In July 2018, I set out on a new kind of ministry, as Bishop of Tonbridge in the Anglican Diocese of Rochester.

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Faking It

Faking It

Do you have imposter syndrome? It is fascinating how many people admit to this. A growing body of research has been done

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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

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I'm Sorry, What Were You Just Saying?

I'm Sorry, What Were You Just Saying?

Seek first the Kingdom of God, says Jesus, making a clear assumption that people usually ...

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Watching You Watching Me

Watching You Watching Me

We copy one another all the time. How well we do discipleship today hinges above all else on this unexamined truth.

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The Lost Treasure

The Vanity Of Nations

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 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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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

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Prawn Sandwich Prayers

Prawn Sandwich Prayers

What stadium sport shows us about intercession
Sports fans: do you expect your team to win or lose as the match starts? Two factors usually come into play: .

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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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Smug Media

Smug Media

Has there ever been another time when more people have wanted to be someone else? You have to hand it to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

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