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    Why Bother?

    Everything feels harder at the moment. Everything takes more energy and effort. Masks, track and trace, hand sanitising, etc. etc. All of it adds time and hassle to life... Read more
  • Who Are the Vulnerable? image

    Who Are the Vulnerable?

    Everyone wants to protect the vulnerable. Lockdown sceptics want the healthy to get the virus to build up herd immunity while shielding the vulnerable from infection.... Read more
  • We’ve been here before: Lessons from 1957 & 68 image

    We’ve been here before: Lessons from 1957 & 68

    "Why were things so different back then? Was it because we had no ­fear-reinforcing 24/7 cable news, no Twitter, and no incessant and instant case-and-death tickers on... Read more
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    Pandemic Responses

    Why have we responded to covid in a way quite different than has been the case with previous pandemics? Is it because of science: that we now know more about how viruses... Read more
  • Praying…Through Gritted Teeth image

    Praying…Through Gritted Teeth

    Leading people is difficult. Read more
  • Blind Alleys and Wrong Turns image

    Blind Alleys and Wrong Turns

    It seems there are basically two strategies governments can employ in dealing with the coronavirus. Read more
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    Keeping It Real

    John Ortberg being added to the list of ministerial casualties is sad and sobering. I was talking with my father (who has had a faithful ministry for over half a century... Read more
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    Saving Our Sorry Souls

    What has covid and lockdown done to our collective mental health? The stats are starting to come in and it doesn’t look good. According to the Office for National... Read more
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    On Christian Obedience

    Across England as a whole there were five confirmed cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people last week. In the area where I live we are fortunate that the figure is even... Read more
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    Looking Death in the Face

    I have a friend whose family likes to indulge in a slightly sick joke. Wherever and whenever they can they interject the phrase, ‘Death comes to us all.’ The more... Read more