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Covid-19. Locked down, but not locked out?

  As I and many others have observed, Covid-19 lockdown has done what two world wars, the plague of 1665 and the Black Death failed to do, namely, locked us out of our church buildings. But churches have been quick to ‘reinvent themselves’. In a matter of weeks, church has

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Theologians. 3 – Being church in crisis (Bonhoeffer)

This is the third of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, some from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise authentic church in 21C post-Christian Britain. In this short

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Covid-19. Hidden agenda & conspiracy theories

Following comments in the article, ‘Covid-19. What are the ‘prophets’ saying?‘, here are some further reflections on ‘hidden agenda and conspiracy theories’. As I pointed out in that article, allegations, theories and ‘exposés’ of conspiracies are by no means an exclusively Christian phenomenon. But Christian commentators and ‘prophets’ are among

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Covid-19. ‘For all who are in authority’.

  Jesus Christ….  has made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father (Revelation 1:5-6) Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and

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Covid-19. What are the ‘prophets’ saying? [updated]

[This is a much updated version of the article published originally in April, so I am republishing it.] Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and

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Theologians. 2 – Sign, instrument and foretaste (Newbigin)

This is the second of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, some from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise authentic church in 21C post-Christian Britain. This short article

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