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  • Rob Parsons
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    Rob Parsons: Just Do It

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    I had been complaining to a friend about an aspect of my life that I wished was different. To be honest, I can’t really remember what it was; it might have been my prayer life, my waistline, or my attitude to somebody whom I found difficult.

  • Just the two of us
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    Just the two of us

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    You grow up, get married and have a family, right? Not always. Ruth Garner explores the pain and the pressure of childlessness, and asks how we can support those who are struggling with this heart-rending issue.

  • The Real Jesus
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    Will the real Jesus please stand up?

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Justin Brierley examines the latest reinventions of the Jesus of history. Ten years on from Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code, fresh rumours of who Jesus really was still shift books in their hundreds of thousands.

  • Syria Inside
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    The Intractable Issue of Syria

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    As politicians globally discuss whether and how to intervene, Greg Downes seeks to bring a Christian perspective. 

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    How rich is too rich?

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Jesus said it would be easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. As some of the richest people on earth, are we ignoring a fundamental part of our discipleship by not engaging seriously with this passage?

  • Jimmy Savile - Copyright Monty Fresco / Associated Press / REX
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    Putting our house in order

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Since the Jimmy Savile abuse story broke last October, not a month has passed without a fresh allegation of sexual assault by authority figures.

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    What happened next

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    After 2012 confounded Mayan predictions and turned out to be a feel-good epic, how on earth could the next year possibly live up to it? Martin Saunders looks at how 2013's biggest events unfolded at home, abroad, and within the Church.

  • The Search for the Presence of God
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    The Search for The Presence of God

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    As reports of outpourings spread across the UK, what do we mean by the presence of God, and how we can experience it? No one – except perhaps the occasional, elite revival-watcher – expected there to be a dramatic move of the Holy Spirit somewhere in Wales this year. But Victory Church, Cwmbran has reported numerous healings, having had ‘outpouring meetings’ every night of the week since April.

  • Give Like You Mean It
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    Give like you mean it

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    As consumption goes up at Christmas, so too does our charitable giving. Is this spike a good thing? Christmas is the season of giving: time, money, brown paper packages tied up with string. It’s as if we supercharge our benevolence for one month of the year and it takes us the other 11 to recover (and plan) for the next.

  • Fresh Expressions
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    Fresh Fruit

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Ten years after its birth, the Fresh Expressions movement has become part of the ecclesiological furniture. But, asks Lucinda Borkett-Jones, has it managed to maintain its pioneering spirit?

  • Obesity
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    Fit for purpose

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    With national obesity rates rising and the fitness industry booming, is there a more sensible middle way?

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    Playing with Fire

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Swipe right if you would, left if you wouldn’t. Thanks to smartphone app Tinder, 21st century speed dating has picked up the pace...

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    Trafficking Report finds "Shocking Underworld"

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Christian campaigners have reacted to a new thinktank report that says the government is ‘clueless’ about the scale of human trafficking in the UK.

  • Jimmy Mizen
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    Faith and Forgiveness

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    5 years after Jimmy Mizen was murdered in south London, his parents Barry  Five years after Jimmy Mizen was murdered in a bakery in south London, Ruth Dickinson talks to his parents Barry and Margaret about their journey of peace.

  • Pressure of Sexualisation
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    Today's Young People Face Increasing Pressure of Sexualisation

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Christian organisations are reacting to concerns about the increasing ‘sexualisation of children’, as highlighted in a recent article by journalist Cole Moreton.

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    Two Views: Does Street Evangelism work?

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Are the days of public evangelistic rallies behind us, or should we get over our British reserve and get stuck in? 

  • Words are not enough
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    Why Words are Not Enough

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Greg Downes on being, saying and doing the Gospel Do we ask the right questions? Greg Downes wonders what society is really asking, and how we can respond.

  • Dark TV Shows - Copyright REX / ITV
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    No more happy endings

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    A string of dark British TV dramas have proved to be major ratings winners. So why are millions of viewers trading the traditional good-defeats-evil story for something much bleaker?

  • Elysium
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    The Path to Elysium

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

     It may be a heavy-handed allegory, but Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi blockbuster is part of a wave of recent films concerned with humanity’s future – none of which imagine it to be bright.

  • Rob Parsons
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    Rob Parsons: Some of us have spent our whole lives trying to sing somebody else’s song

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    I’m not sure what made me do it. One minute I was at a wedding reception sitting quietly at a table, the next I was on stage in front of a karaoke machine belting out ‘Suspicious Minds’.