Viewing 101 posts by Jennie Pollock

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    Stunned by the Holy Spirit

    I have heard that it was said (by Andrew Wilson among others), that you shouldn't use your quiet time to study scripture for work. But I tell you that I have found the... Read more
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    Story or Scripture? How should we share our faith?

    The forecourt of Waterloo Station wouldn’t have been my first choice of where to be at 7.30 last Friday morning. At home in bed, just reaching out to turn off the... Read more
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    Why Preach Truth in a Post-Truth World?

    It’s official. We are now living in a post-truth society. The Oxford Dictionary has selected ‘post-truth’ as its word of the year. The concept, it says, has been... Read more
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    Singleminded

    "And do you have family?" he asked. I was slightly thrown, as we'd just been talking about my brother and his wife and kids in California, and my parents in Northampton.... Read more
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    Choose You This Day…

    If you're in the UK tomorrow night, you'll be able to watch a documentary by the actress Sally Phillips asking whether we really want a world without Downs Syndrome. Read more
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    ‘Homeowners Enraged by Human Nature’

    London, for those of you unfortunate enough not to live here, is basically one enormous building site. The skyline is not so much punctuated by as scribbled over with... Read more
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    Making Moral Decisions: A Worked Example

    Yesterday, I chanced across the most appalling news story. A mother whose daughter was threatening to jump off the roof of a 10-storey car park had to stand by and... Read more
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    The Wonderful World of Water

    Back in the spring I went on a guided prayer retreat in Spain (suffering for Jesus!). On the last day we took a trip to the beach and did a Bible study on the theme of... Read more
  • Real Choices, or How To Talk About Abortion Without Mentioning God image

    Real Choices, or How To Talk About Abortion Without...

    Professor Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), has been in the news in the last few days, for throwing the RCM’s support behind a... Read more
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    Love, Love, Peace, Peace

    Oh the irony. "If you want to win Eurovision," Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, the show's outstandingly good hosts, told us on Saturday night, "you should sing a song... Read more