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    Politics According to the Bible?

    At this year's Together on a Mission conference in Brighton, I was part of the team that took three seminars reflecting on different Christian authors. Having looked at... Read more
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    Hail the Holidays!

    Today is my last day in the office before taking a couple of weeks off on holiday (that’s ‘vacation’ to our American readers!). So the past couple of days has been... Read more
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    Brian Haw is dead

    For ten years Haw kept vigil, protesting the British military involvement in Iraq – and earning opprobrium and admiration in equal measure as his makeshift peace camp... Read more
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    The Ultimate Injunction

    I recently preached from 1 Corinthians about the gift of tongues. However, rather than diving straight into the subject of glossolalia itself, I began by spending some... Read more
  • The Death of Bin Laden image

    The Death of Bin Laden

    As more details emerge about the operation that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden, more questions are inevitably being asked. Rowan Williams has stepped into this... Read more
  • Without memory, who are we? image

    Without memory, who are we?

    Remembering is central to the Christian life.

    Remembering is actually central to all of life, although something we often take for granted. It is when we see someone...
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    Symbols of the thing signified

    On Mothering Sunday this year something upwards of 30 per cent of my normal congregation were missing. The deficit was more or less compensated for by a large number of... Read more
  • A Response to Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” image

    A Response to Rob Bell’s “Love Wins”

    Jointly authored by Andrew Wilson & Matthew Hosier, this article investigates the controversy surrounding the release of Rob Bell's latest book "Love Wins"...
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    Big Fat Cultural Challenges

    One of the ways sociologists categorize human cultures is by what creates fear in those cultures. Many cultures are animist, where the main fear is one of offending the... Read more
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    The Sabbath and the Lord’s Day

    Christmas Day, last year, fell on a Saturday, and we took the decision at Gateway Church not to have a Christmas Day service. Partly this was a pragmatic decision – we... Read more