‘Why is there a partridge in my pear tree?’ Christmas carols are weird. Here’s what they mean


Ships, partridges and kings you’ve never heard of…William Long delves into the meaning behind some of our most bizarre carols

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Can Christians afford to be hospitable this Christmas?


Christmas provides us with a special opportunity to show love to others, says Jo Swinney, and being hospitality doesn’t have to cost the earth


How can the Church reach a spiritually curious generation? Two social media influencers explain


Many younger people are put off by organised religion. Justin Brierley speaks to two social media influencers, Mikhaila Peterson and Jon McCray, about their conversion stories and how Christians can better reach millennials and Gen Z 


God and suffering: My quest for answers after the Boxing Day Tsunami


When almost a quarter of a million people died in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, it set Dominican friar-turned journalist, Mark Dowd, on a journey to find out why God didn’t stop the suffering


Why every Christmas film points to Jesus

2022-11-25T13:27:00+00:00By Matt Lillicrap and Peter Dray

From Home Alone to The Polar Express, every tale we tell points back to the greatest story ever told

Peter Marlow, St Albans Cathedral, 2010 © Peter Marlow Foundation_Magnum Photos

Photos: See England’s cathedrals as you’ve never seen them before

2022-11-24T11:53:00+00:00By Staff writer

Internationally-renowned photographer Peter Marlow set off on an ambitious project - to document all 42 of England’s Anglican cathedrals at dawn. The result is on tour now 

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