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    The Ultimate Social Network

    Do you remember life before Facebook? It might feel like the social networking site has been with us forever, but it only launched in 2004, and initially could only be... Read more
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    Handled: Part 5

    OK – last post on this subject. (Was never meant to be five posts anyway, but I just keep seeing stuff!) Read more
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    Handled, Part 4

    When it comes to interpersonal conflict we tend to be quick to apportion blame, say “that wasn’t handled well” and feel a measure of resentment towards the other... Read more
  • War & Peace, Part 2

    In my first post on this subject I looked at a broad historical overview of Christian attitudes towards war, and then yesterday Liam did a great job of explaining the... Read more
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    War & Peace, Part 1

    Liam’s recent post on mixed martial arts, and the various debates that swirl around Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday have got me thinking again about violence and... Read more
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    Handled, Part 3

    At a recent Newfrontiers wider leaders gathering the brilliant Phil Moore spoke compellingly about lessons from the life of William Booth. A couple of biblical... Read more
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    Not Terminal

    One of the things that always amazes me when I fly to and from South Africa is just how big Africa is. Read more
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    Handled, Part II

    I have had the enormous privilege of spending the past few days with PJ Smyth and the Godfirst posse in Johannesburg. Being with PJ is always an experience of ‘data... Read more
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    The Shifting Sands of Sexual Ethics

    Last week over coffee with friends Grace and I were talking about life, and our kids, and everything, and inevitably we got onto discussing the challenges facing young... Read more
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    “That wasn’t handled very well…” Anyone who has been in church leadership for longer than a week will have had this said to them. Read more