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  • A Place Where it's Easier to be Compassionate

    The third Sunday in January has become designated as World Religion Day.  Resorting to Google I find that this practice started in 1950 with the intention of highlighting the positive spiritual principles that underlie all religions and promoting religious harmony. ...

  • New Year and New Hope - Faith Matters

    Eight days after his birth Jesus was named. Luke records: On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. (Luke 2:21) After...

  • Divine Timelines

    This blog is an invitation to us all to wake up and see afresh the wonder of Christmas. The landing point of this blog is the following two verses from Psalm 139: 5 You hem me in behind and before,...

  • God's Weak Spot for the Weak

    I was looking forward to the carol service and nativity play.  I knew it would be a real feel-good event, with proud parents (and grandparents) watching their children dressed up as shepherds, some slightly wobbly angels with tinsel wings and...

  • Silent Night

    In the run up to Christmas (formerly known as Advent) each year there is a survey conducted to find the most popular Christmas Carol. For many years the same carol has occupied the number one, or occasionally the number two,...

  • Follow the Star

    In the next week there is going to be an unusual phenomenon in the night sky when the planet Mars goes behind the Moon. This was observed many centuries ago and was one piece of evidence that early astrologers used...

  • Christ the King – The One Truth in a World of Uncertainty

    At the end of November 2018, I was standing with a colleague on the South Bank looking across at the Houses of Parliament. We were about to present a paper at sports conference in Lambeth Palace. The lights were on...