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The assassination of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike has sparked a whirlwind of threats from Tehran, including a promise from one of his daughters to avenge his “martyrdom”. Furthermore, he is to be buried at a “martyrs’ cemetery”. This appears to me to be a

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Throwback to the old days—your grandma was still a little girl, and all she had for Christmas was an orange in a sock... Everyone wants something from Christmas. Some people want a particular gift, some people want their whole family to be together, some people just want somebody else besides

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Today I find myself, surprisingly, agreeing with Germaine Greer. She is no stranger to finding herself in trouble for saying what she thinks. She stated that in her opinion post-operative transsexuals switching from male to female were not actually women. Obviously, she is right, but judging by

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So many breakthrough stories begin with a hopeless situation. A widow facing the impending death of her son followed shortly by her own, a city under siege where the people are starving to death and considering eating their children, or a nation incapable of constantly following God and keeping

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Jesus said, "I have come that you may have life and that you may have it to the full/ more abundantly", depending on which translation of the bible you are reading. He didn’t say, “I have come to bore you to death with preaching”, nor did he promise to impress you with long arguments, or even

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After a successful teaching tour involving some pretty significant miracles, Jesus made a return visit to his hometown. Unlike the contestants on the X-Factor reality show, who revisit their own communities as newly-made celebs to a rapturous welcome from their friends and families who have

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The great and the good assembled in rows according to their rank under the cloudless sky, for the dedication of the latest extravagance of this most ambitious regime. The relentless sun beat down on the multitude as they shielded their eyes to gaze at the shining golden figure in the centre of

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Father Andrzej, a monk from Poland and a very dear friend, looks up from the table. One of the other guests says "I think Atyets Anjay wishes to say something." He smiles and says "Be human!"

As a Catholic priest he is, of course, very interested in being holy.

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I was very moved as I reflected on the words of Christina Rosetti in the Christmas Carol: In the bleak midwinter.

"Our God, heaven cannot hold him, Nor earth sustain,

Heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.

In the bleak midwinter a

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