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  • Praying…Through Gritted Teeth image

    Praying…Through Gritted Teeth

    Leading people is difficult. Read more
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    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
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    To Meet or Not to Meet

    As lockdown restrictions ease churches are having to make decisions about how and when they begin physical gatherings. This is surprisingly complicated and contentious. Read more
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    Unseen

    How often does the Bible record accounts of the blind receiving their sight? Read more
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    Well, That Didn’t Last Long

    It’s been a difficult week in my town (and I’m not even talking about the football). We led the news headlines yesterday and again this morning after half a million... Read more
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    End the Lockdown

    End the lockdown, period? Well that’s what University of Oxford epidemiologist Sunetra Gupta is advising, but that’s not the lockdown I have in my sights. No, my... Read more