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One female bishop is not enough: the Church must behave more like Jesus – by Hannah Martin

As the incarnation of progressive politics, Christ would be taking a stand against every evil, from the arms trade to Ukip. The Church of England needs to do the same The Church of England has just announced that Libby Lane … Continue reading

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Why are churches ‘the best social melting pots in modern Britain’?

Today, the Daily Telegraph reports on the findings of research by the Social Integration Commission about the places where people from different backgrounds meet and mix with each other. The article, with the headline ‘Churches are the best social melting pots in modern Britain‘, states: ‘Overall, it found … Continue reading

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‘He was a nuisance then and he’s a nuisance now’

‘He was a nuisance then’ said Braddock ‘and he’s a nuisance now. He won’t let you work out cosy little systems and call ‘em “churches”, and he won’t let you get away with having four meetings a week to discuss what … Continue reading

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Can you give 10 minutes a day for R&R’s Advent Challenge?

Advent is supposed to be a time of waiting and anticipation. A time to pause and prepare for the celebration of Christmas. If I am honest, for me it is far more likely to be a time smothered with extra busyness, … Continue reading

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Endurance inspired by hope: why churches remain at the heart of tackling poverty

A while ago an atheist friend of mine who also works with homeless people said to me: ‘My motives are purer than yours.  I do this work simply to help people, you do it so you can get into heaven.’ I did my … Continue reading

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Jesus wouldn’t have a mortgage, so why do you? – by Nathanael Gillett

“And Jesus said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against greed, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of one’s possessions.” (Luke 12:15) I’ll be up front with you – I don’t agree with owning … Continue reading

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‘Christians cannot be passive about hunger, sickness and injustice’ Tim Keller

On holiday recently I read Tim Keller‘s book The Prodigal God. This is a short, accessible and beautifully fresh description of the heart of the Christian faith. I would recommend it to anyone – but especially to those who those … Continue reading

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I saw Jesus resurrected in Trafalgar Square

On Good Friday, my nine year son and I went up to Trafalgar Square to watch The Passion of Jesus. It was an epic production performed by the Wintershall Trust and sponsored by The Bible Society. Over 5000 others were … Continue reading

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Infanticide…and other Christmas themes

This morning, I watched my five year old daughter make her acting debut in her school Nativity Play.  It had everything to be expected – excitable shepherds, pretty Angels, proud parents and a clip-clopping Donkey.  It was cute, fun and everyone … Continue reading

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The Fifty Shades of Christian Fiction: ‘Cross Roads’ by Wm Paul Young [review]

What has Wm Paul Young, author of The Shack, got in common with EL James, author of record breaking series Fifty Shades of Grey? Well, for a start they have both sold millions of books. But also, both writers have … Continue reading

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