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I use Facebook. My children (apart from the one who is not yet 13) all have a Facebook account – so does our dog! But there is a lot of concern expressed by Christians about how we handle social media. After dealing with pupils on many occasions who were distraught by cyber bullying one Christia... read more
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So the gauntlet has been laid down by Steve Chalke who is publicly inviting evangelicals to consider their attitudes to same sex relationships in the February issue of Christianity Magazine [1] . He has concluded that lifelong committed same sex relationships are not condemned and indeed we have... read more
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Early in the New Year we saw an article trending on Facebook that led to a long family discussion in a restaurant over pizza. The kids persuaded me to write down our own unwritten contract over phone use in direct response to the infamous one by Janell Burley Hofmann . So here it is, our alte... read more
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Well its 2013 and its that time when we resolve to read the bible the whole way through. It is a worthy ambition with which to start a new year; getting to grips with the whole bible and not just our favourite bits is our life long task. It is of huge worth reading the bible at speed; building u... read more
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Recently I was talking to a student worker who was trying to do bible studies with art students. It was proving difficult he said because ‘they don’t do words’. These students were confident in their ability to express themselves in visual forms but believed they could not relate to the written ... read more
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Recent research has shown that we are increasingly reading articles etc. in an F pattern. We are so busy we read the first few sentences along the top and then we begin to scan downwards to find any interesting bits and pieces. We might come to a section in the middle that we wan... read more
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