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by Karen Soole • | | 0 comments
I hit 50 this summer - not at all depressing despite the plethora of sentiments in those age related birthday cards. It may be because 50 is the new 40 or that I am the youngest of four so all my older brothers (and my husband) reached this milestone before me so it doesn't feel a big deal. My ... read more
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Christians are sometimes accused of holding to the ‘if it’s hurting/difficult/unpleasant then it must be good for you’ philosophy of life in contrast to the attitude that ‘if it’s fun/makes me happy (and hurts no one else) then it is morally OK’. The reality is neither view really sums up the to... read more
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I write this with a heavy heart. It is for a generation that does not want trite answers, neatly packaged in clever and amusing presentations. It is for those that have heard the 'camp' talks, and even been to Sunday School. It is for a generation that faces multiple forms of opposition to the g... read more
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I found myself groaning at an advert this weekend and grumbling that it was sexist. My horrified son rebuked me - you are not being serious are you? It wasn't as adverts go particularly offensive, it was a kind of homage to Cinderella (cleaner to princess) no doubt perfectly timed to coincide wi... read more
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The Old Vic's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is now being screened across the country at a cinema near you. It was a brilliant production which enjoyed the privilege of rave reviews for its director, its staging, and its performances. It is a harrowing evening, dark, menacing, gripp... read more
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Some things we do not easily change: our bank accounts and our washing powder are two of these. We tend to inherit our choice of brands choosing the same as our families regardless of all the advertising and special deals designed to lure us away. We don’t like changing bank accounts because it ... read more
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