Is self-hypnosis birthing the next big trend?

Is self-hypnosis birthing the next big trend?

As recently reported across the UK press, there has been an increase in antenatal classes teaching alternative relaxation techniques and many involve methods of hypnotherapy. As NHS trusts are either subsidising the courses or offering them for free, it is the alternative birth method that midwives are predicting will become a standard antenatal practice within […]

Duke Special Makes Songs from the Deep Places

With eyeliner defining his eyes, his head part-shaven and part-dreadlocked, no one looks like Duke Special. No one sounds like him either. He made his name as a singer-songwriter with a modern vaudeville twist, but he has constantly developed and his latest album Look Out Machines! has taken his melodic style and added an almost […]

Christian challenge at the Edinburgh Fringe

Christian challenge at the Edinburgh Fringe

Major Christian company premieres top several faith-related productions for 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Saltmine Theatre’s Darkness Falls John’s Gospel (Palmerston Place Church, ends 22 August) re-imagines the Gospel with John sentenced to hard labour for his faith, while Searchlight Theatre with Regent’s Theological College (pictured above) adapt Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress into the setting of World […]

Nailing the toxins

Nailing the toxins

During the summer most of us gals like to bare our toes and it’s great to wear the same colour nail polish as we have adorning our fingertips – the only problem is that nail polishes could be seriously damaging our health. I’ve been banging on about it for a long time: synthetic chemicals such […]

Understanding the brain’s control centre

Understanding the brain’s control centre

Inside Out (cert. U) makes its pitch for family animated movie of the year, dogged in the UK by comparisons with the Numskulls strip that originated in British comic the Beezer. Pixar seem oblivious to that idea, and indeed to Woody Allen’s 1972 comedy, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid […]

Why I am still an evangelical

Why I am still an evangelical

By Jayne Ozanne The Oxford English Dictionary has just announced its latest list of words that will be added to its next June 2015 edition. Evidently there are over 500 new words and phrases that have been identified – and defined – this quarter. What I’m always intrigued by is “who gets to decide these […]

From crime to Christianity: Jordan’s story

From crime to Christianity: Jordan’s story

“I’m not proud of what my life has been, but it’s made me a better person today and it has made me stronger. There is light at the end of the tunnel.” Bringing people to a living faith in Jesus Christ is at the heart of Church Army’s ONE series, as we celebrate how God […]

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