The choice of the new books

The choice of the new books

Dr Pablo Martinez from Spain and Andrew Sims, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Leeds, have written Mad or God? (IVP) in which they argue Jesus had the ‘healthiest mind of all’. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, contributes a foreword. A Field Guide to the English Clergy (One World), short biographies […]

A lifetime distilled into a novel

A lifetime distilled into a novel

By Colin Blakely Tom Stacey has had a remarkable life. And those years of experience are distilled in his new novel, A Dark and Stormy Night. The former Scots Guard, who has reported from over 120 countries around the world in his journalistic career, has produced a profound novel that explores the nature of faith […]

Faith and the sea unite in Liverpool

Faith and the sea unite in Liverpool

The city of Liverpool is world-renowned for its passionate connection to music, culture and sport with enduring brands such as The Beatles and its famous football clubs. However, it is perhaps the city’s rich maritime heritage and deep-rooted faith that have had even greater influence on its cultural bearing. Liverpool Seafarers Centre chief executive John […]

The importance of singing hymns with children

The importance of singing hymns with children

By Kristyn Getty   A few years ago, when our eldest daughter Eliza was four, we visited a Christian school on the East Coast of the US. In the auditorium, the students, ranging in age from four to 16, gathered to perform a medley of hymns to showcase the songs they had been taught to […]

The many gifts of Christ

The many gifts of Christ

A new wave of vocations is attracting those in later life as well as modern pioneers If you thought that Theological Colleges were just for people studying for degrees, think again. There are a number of short and long-term courses available to suit everyone’s interests. The Gift of Years led by Team Leader Debbie Thrower […]

Rebuilding Britain after the War

Rebuilding Britain after the War

The Year of Our Lord 1943 Alan Jacobs OUP, hb, £20.00   Shortly after the end of World War II Douglas Jay made a comment that summed up the way many people then thought. “The man in Whitehall,” he said,“really does know best.” The war had been won by technological superiority and careful planning, now […]

The scientists who are seeking

The scientists who are seeking

It Keeps Me Seeking Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane OUP, hb, £19.99   This book deserves a wide circulation. Written by an Oxford Professor of Nanomaterials, a Princeton Professor of Philosophy, and an Oxford Professor of Physics it offers one of the most intelligent and readable discussions of the relationship between science, philosophy […]

An angel with a broom

An angel with a broom

Dr Melba Pattillo Beals,a civil rights warrior and NBC television news reporter, was born in a storage cupboard in her local hospital. She later became one of the famous Little Rock Nine – nine African American children selected by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) to integrate Central High School in […]

Modern ways to celebrate Bible Sunday for every reader

Modern ways to celebrate Bible Sunday for every reader

The publisher Hodder and Stoughton is offering anattractive single-column Bible in a vivid red binding with magnetic clasp to help give Bible reading an up-to-date feel. This new edition of the Bible features a single-column with a 6.75pt text easy-to-read layout, as well as shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible, a […]

Brazil: An inclusive church with a commitment to the poor

Brazil: An inclusive church with a commitment to the poor

The Rev Richard Bartlett, Director of Mission Engagement for the Anglican mission agency USPG, reports on his recent visit to the Dioceses of Curitiba and Brasilia in the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil.   When Naudal Gomes, Dean of Curitiba Cathedral, in Brazil, first suggested to his congregation that they begin a weekly outreach to […]

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