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A review of 'Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian' by Michelle Lee-Barnewall, Baker Academic (2016) “I am grossly disappointed in you for this essay, Mr. Kristof. You have spent so much time in troubled places seemingly calling out misogyny and bigotry. And yet here you are, scolding and s... read more
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I was asked on a question panel what reasons are there to leave a Church. Perhaps a reputation as a serial Church leaver has gone before me? Since 1987 I have been in six churches and my reasons for leaving them have varied and yet weren’t really different. Despite surface appearances the issue ... read more
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We are a tiny Church that longs to reach out with the gospel [1]. We have no full time ministry staff, no paid staff, no ministry trainees, no administrators, no permanent building, a minuscule budget, not much courage but a deep awareness of the need to evangelise our area. I have previously de... read more
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My children mock me for listening to The Archers: a gentle radio drama about ‘everyday country folk’, milking cows, housing their hens, making jam and putting on events in the village hall, which admittedly all sounds very dull. However, recently ‘The Archers’ has been making waves, twitter has... read more
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Last Saturday it rained heavily but no one really noticed at first - it rains up here that’s normal. The station closed but that is not unusual either. We put our waterproof layers on, did battle with our umbrellas and carried on. Rumours began that the bus station was flooded but for those of u... read more
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The latest feminist to come out is Malala Yousafzai in a compelling and sweet interview with Emma Watson at the INTO film festival [1]. How you relate to the word ‘feminist’ depends on who you are and what circles you mix in. For some it is an explosive concept - a word which conveys radicalis... read more
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