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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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Talking About The End Of The World

Talking About The End Of The World

End of the world shtick is popular again. It was trailed before Covid, especially around climate change and nuclear war, and the pandemic has heightened our millenarian angst. We also know that some people

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The Limits Of Long Term Planning

The Limits Of Long Term Planning

Our generation is desperate for certainty but in a radically uncertain world this cannot be delivered.
Complicated environments can be managed; though challenging, they can be mastered by linear, logical thinking. Complex systems,

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It’s said that the mark of a good society is the way it

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Boldly Going

Boldly Going

Saying goodbye to someone should feature in that Very British Problems series, because can be so

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Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

From Freedom To Betrayal

Simon Interviews Eva Schloss

Read Also The Bystander
Eva Geiringer was born in Austria, and shortly after the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, her family emigrated to Belgium and finally to the Netherlands. While there, she lived in the same apartment block as Anne Frank, and the girls, only a month apart in age, were sometimes playmates from ages 11 to 13, at which time both went into hiding from the Nazis. In May 1944, the Jewish family was captured by the Nazis, and transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camps. Her father and brother did not survive the ordeal, but she and her mother were freed in 1945 by Soviet troops. They returned to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and during this time, she and her mother renewed their friendship with Otto Frank, who was at that time contending with the loss of his wife and children, and the discovery of his daughter Anne's diary. Eva continued her schooling and then studied art history at the University of Amsterdam. She then traveled to England to study photography for a year. While there, she met and married Zvi Schloss, a Jewish refugee from Germany who had been living in Israel, and the couple subsequently settled in England.
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