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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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After the long, drawn out process of escaping from Egypt, Moses found himself on the far side of the Red Sea facing a sea of refugees, accompanied by a huge number of sheep and goats. They must have looked really odd: undernourished, unwashed, weary and apprehensive, but dressed in

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The message of Jesus is full of extremes. His opening speech talks about good news for the poor, prisoners released and freedom from oppression. He goes on to demonstrate great authority: healing desperately sick people, even raising dead people to life—that’s four days dead, not

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Following the decision by DCM not to show the short movie advert for prayer from the Church of England, let’s take a look at this controversial prayer. It's really a lesson in prayer from Jesus, given to his disciples. (Taken from Mark 6:9-13 ESV)

Our Father in

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On Thursday last week we were meeting in a makeshift church building on the edge of the refugee camp known as the Jungle, in Calais. On Monday of this week, I received a message from James, who went to Calais with us and stayed on: “Church is being bulldozed.” The pastor and

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Growing up in a remote mountain village in Communist Albania made meeting a potential bride a difficult challenge for young men like Safiri. The usual practice was for parents to employ the services of a matchmaker. A match was duly negotiated for Safiri, without his opinion particularly

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