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    Handling Halloween

    I am a pro-American Brit – I love the country, like the people, and could happily live there. I’m not so keen on all American imports though. I don't drink Coke and... Read more
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    Trans Children and Responsible Adults

    The surge in numbers of those identifying as transgender is one of the strangest and most confusing trends of our cultural moment. Especially striking is the number of... Read more
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    Anatomy of a Fiasco

    The UK’s membership of Europe has been controversial ever since it was first suggested and certainly since Charles de Gaulle said “Non” to our joining the EEC in... Read more
  • Broken for Blessing: a Book for Ordinary People in Ordinary Churches image

    Broken for Blessing: a Book for Ordinary People in Ordinary...

    My friend Alan Frow has written a book that anyone with some kind of leadership position in any church of 200+ people should read. First, a paragraph I wrote about it,... Read more
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    Righteous Pride

    What should you do if your employer asks you to wear the Pride flag while at work? What should you do if your children’s school has a diversity week that seems less... Read more
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    MPs Missing the Wood for the Trees

    I've posted on Think a few times about the dangers of shifting societal attitudes towards euthanasia. Last week the House of Commons debated assisted dying - and the... Read more
  • A Year of Digital Detox image

    A Year of Digital Detox

    The Church of England has recently launched a ‘Digital Charter’ aimed at encouraging users of social media to play nice. I’m sure it will make a big difference.... Read more
  • A Sacrifice of Praise image

    A Sacrifice of Praise

    Ever get to Leviticus in your Bible reading and let out a – at least internal – groan? It can feel very hard work: all that stuff about sacrifice and all that stuff... Read more
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    Competence of Character

    Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent... Read more
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    Generation to Generation

    The apostle Peter writes to the churches describing them as, God’s elect, exiles, scattered (1 Peter 1:1). The people of God have been chosen by God to be scattered... Read more