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  • 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
  • MPs Missing the Wood for the Trees image

    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
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    Plastic Righteousness

    On Monday evening I put our carefully sorted recycling out for collection, came back in, put on the TV and found myself watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s latest... Read more
  • Where Have All the Atheists Gone? image

    Where Have All the Atheists Gone?

    You’ve got to feel sorry for atheists. They are such a beleaguered minority, and it is such a difficult position to hold with consistency. Read more
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    Basic Instincts, Changing Habits

    One of the characteristics of our era is to judge the past by the standards of the present: this has been especially the case in the verdicts – legal and social –... Read more