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Why would you want to focus on Mary Magdalene at Easter and not on her risen Lord? Melvin Bragg did just this in his BBC documentary The Mystery of Mary Magdalene on Good Friday. It was the BBC’s concession to the Christian festival tucking it away at a time very few would watch it – midday! I w... read more
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On Friday morning I received a phone call to let me know that a friend had died in the early hours of the morning. She was in her mid forties. It feels too young but her own testimony challenges me – she learnt that she had not been short changed because she had begun to understand eternity. Fri... read more
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In a couple of months time there will be four teenagers in our house. Apparently this is an event that I should have been anticipating with fear since my youngest was born. I was frequently greeted with comments such as “ just you wait until they are all teenagers …” This would be followed by an... read more
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Sometimes when I finish reading a book the ideas in it haunt me - the narrator’s voice echoes inside my head. I wish that I hadn’t finished it because it has been such good company and everything else I have to read doesn’t feel as satisfying. Usually when this happens to me it is because I have... read more
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I resigned myself a long time ago to the reality that when it came to my children I was a failure in my role as a policeman and judge. It is impossible to fulfil my children’s demands for justice and ever exercise mercy towards their siblings without a cry of “it’s not fair”. I never seem to man... read more
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It has arrived – the atheist church and it seems to be very popular. The Sunday Assembly meets in Islington but similar ventures are probably on their way to a town near you. But why go to church if you don’t believe in God? Well there are all sorts of reasons and a growing number of intellectu... read more
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