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    Abused and Abuser

    The trail of destruction unleashed (and revealed) by the exposure of Jimmy Savile as a sexual predator continues to unwind, with endless soul searching going on at the... Read more
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    A Nonconformist’s View

    Despite being a friendly observer of the Church of England, and admiring many of its members (living and dead) I have never felt any particular attraction to it. A... Read more
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    Differing from Driscoll

    In typically forthright tones, Mark Driscoll has warned parents against taking their daughters to see the final instalment of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn, 2:... Read more
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    Book Review: For Us and For Our Salvation

    Following the debate Andrew and I enjoyed earlier in the year about the extent of the atonement, Lee Gatiss sent me a copy of his book on the subject, For Us and For Our... Read more
  • Four More Years: Good or Bad?

    I’ve been offline the past couple of days as I have been in a coaching session where there was limited internet access. This means that I haven’t tracked the... Read more
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    Further Impressions of Istanbul

    A couple of weeks after Andrew was in Istanbul I, too, paid a visit. Like Andrew, I was caught up by the magnificence and history of the city – the vista of dome and... Read more
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    Ears to Hear

    I wonder how much time over the years I have spent in discussions about the use of spiritual gifts – it must add up to hundreds of hours. Very often this discussion... Read more
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    Sacred Space

    I come from a church tradition that has a very utilitarian approach to church buildings. We have insisted that “church” = “people” and so to call a building a... Read more
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    A Tale of Two Cities

    In thinking about the way in which the church should be missional and culturally engaged Jeremiah 29:4-7 has become something of a touchstone. Read more
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    Fallen Heroes

    As a child in the ‘70’s, Jimmy Saville was the face of my Saturday evenings. As a young man in the late ‘90’s, Lance Armstrong helped kindle my passion for... Read more