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  • jeff-main
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    Still showing up

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    They are days that are consistently tinged with irritation. We generally refer to them as one of those days. You wake up with a headache to discover that the dog made a midnight snack of your new Ray-Bans, miss the bus on the way to work, and discover that your boss is actually a werewolf thinly disguised as a human being. Later in the day, you’re asked how you’re doing. You mumble, “All right, I suppose. Just having one of those days’.

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    NT Wright attacks 'fashionable fantasy' of allowing children to choose their own gender

    2017-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Tom Wright is best known for his academic and popular work in defense of Christianity and Christ's resurrection. But the professor has just waded into one of the most divisive social and cultural issues of our time. Sam Hailes reports

  • jeff-main
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    All sit down: it's ok to do nothing in church

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    It was obvious to all that my sermon was drawing to a close. Not only had I uttered the words much beloved by congregations everywhere (“and finally…”) but in summarising my key points, it was clear that I was preparing to land the proverbial plane

  • jeff-main
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    The sound of silence

    2017-06-23T00:00:00Z

    It’s a frustrating moment. You’re having an important conversation with a friend on the phone, when suddenly the line goes dead, usually at a critical place when they’re just about to tell you that the baby has been born, the stock market has collapsed or that chap in charge of North Korea has decided to volunteer at a food bank and revise his haircut.

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    NT Wright: Why Jesus’ crucifixion is a fact of history

    2017-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Leading New Testament scholar Tom Wright explains why Christians can be confident the gospel accounts are true 

  • jeff-main
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    The Doorman

    2017-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Being a man, and trying to be polite with it, can be challenging these days.

  • jeff-main
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    Never say never

    2017-02-22T00:00:00Z

    It’s a conversation that the now President of the United States bitterly regrets. Unaware that he was being recorded, he was caught making horribly abusive comments about the way he treated women. His exact words are well known, releasing me from the need to stain this page by repeating them. ...

  • NTWrightangrygod
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    3 videos which explain Tom Wright's cross-centred Christianity

    2017-02-22T00:00:00Z

    Ahead of London Bible Week, Tom Wright tells Justin Brierley how Christians should think about the atonement 

  • tom-wright-main
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    Tom Wright's cross centred revolution

    2017-01-24T00:00:00Z

    The former Bishop of Durham remains the most influential Bible scholar on the planet. He tells Justin Brierley why he’s returning to the cross of Christ

  • jeff-main
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    Here Is The News

    2016-10-24T00:00:00Z

    It was an unexpected invitation.

  • jeff-main
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    Shadow boxing

    2016-08-20T00:00:00Z

    The dive master surveyed the nervous gaggle of divers, including me. He knew we were all scared and seemed quite delighted about it. We were about to conquer the depths of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • jeff-main
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    Pray and Display

    2016-07-14T00:00:00Z

    Snakes. They look scary, they slither and hiss, and Adam should never have chatted with one. Here in Colorado they’re our neighbours.

  • jeff-lucas-main
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    It’s A Dog’s Life

    2016-06-17T00:00:00Z

    I’ve never been a fan of bumper stickers, especially the Christian kind.   

  • jeff-main
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    When God took over my church meeting

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Jeff Lucas tells the story of how the Holy Spirit took over a Christian meeting in a remarkable way.

  • jeff-main
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    GO AWAY

    2016-04-15T00:00:00Z

    ‘You’re doing what?’ My interrogator, his voice shrill and appalled, his nose wrinkled with disdain, stared at me with a mixture of shock and pity.

  • jeff-main
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    A RITE OF PASSAGE

    2016-03-14T00:00:00Z

    Clutching my ticket for a brief trip on the London underground, I squeezed myself into the crammed rush-hour carriage.

  • jeff-main
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    The Power of Prejudice

    2016-02-11T00:00:00Z

    I was in unfamiliar territory, sitting in an Anglican church with high ceilings and even higher theology. I loved the warm glow of the flickering candles, but I felt uncomfortable in a church that was stylistically a billion miles from my own worship expression of choice.

  • jeff-lucas-jan-main
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    Multitasking

    2015-12-16T00:00:00Z

    A message popped up on my computer screen. It seemed innocuous enough, announcing that it was time for my software to be updated. A single mouse click would launch the procedure.

  • jeff-main
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    Waiting

    2015-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Waiting is one of my least favourite things. At the supermarket cheese counter I take one of the numbers helpfully dispensed to prevent irate shoppers from punching each other if someone jumps the queue.

  • jeff-nov-main
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    Intimate

    2015-10-13T00:00:00Z

    My personal history of gaffs and lash-ups is extensive. Once I asked a lady when her baby was due – when it had arrived weeks earlier