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Supporting Christians at work
October 1995
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Supporting Christians at work

The pace of change in the working world shows no signs of slowing up. During or following the recession of 1990-1992 almost every minor company set about restructuring its organization. This process resulted in hundreds of thousands of men and women being made redundant. The official unemployment figures were masked to a great degree…

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September 1995
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The Christian and industrial action

Until recently, changes in the attitudes of employers and employees, backed up by a steady stream of legislation, have significantly reduced the number of damaging strikes taking place in the UK. Now, however, strikes, the threat of strikes and other forms of militant industrial action have been threatened in the health service, public transport…

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Marriage – commitment to companionship
August 1995
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Marriage – commitment to companionship

Marriage today is plagued by divorce. Why? Because it demands something of this generation that it dose not want to give: commitment to someone else. A commitment to one person for life seems to require too much exertion and is incompatible with the 'personal freedom' of the late twentieth century. How much richer people…

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Attitudes – gilt-edged investment in a happy future
August 1995
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Attitudes – gilt-edged investment in a happy future

He met me at the door brandishing an old musket and sporting a twinkle in his eye. A bit cantankerous - and quite unpredictable - he rode eighty like a bronco. I liked his spirit! Why is it that some age so beautifully, like antique furniture? Others crackle and snap with barely contained bitterness…

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Dignity and dying
August 1995
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Dignity and dying

There are really two concerns here. One is the awful spectre of dying out of control, of ending one's days voiceless, in a humiliating tableau of tubes and soiled sheets. No one wants to go through such embarrassment. If die we must, we want to die with dignity. The other fear is of dying…

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‘Enlightened ones’
February 1995
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‘Enlightened ones’

‘I am the light of the world; he who follows me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life’ (John 8:12). The desire to have some insight into the present and/ or past is one which drives all those who think and especially those who think in religious terms. It is clear, however, that restricted to the senses, we stand under a lonely street light in the midst of an encompassing darkness. The attempt to see beyond this personal cone of consciousness is one of the greatest witnesses to the fact that we are spiritual creatures. The night about us...

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The State of the Nation
January 1995
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The State of the Nation

Where there is no vision, the people perish' (Proverbs 29: 18) might also be translated, 'Where there is ignorance of God, the people run wild.' Ignorance of God has characterized our generation. It can be seen today in many different ways: in the decline of the national church, in particular, but also in the…

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Beware virtual history!
January 1970
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Beware virtual history!

Christian faith stands or falls on history. Without the great events of revelation and salvation it loses substance. Its confessions contain vital historical references such as the facts that Christ was 'crucified under Pontius Pilate' and rose 'on the third day'.Theological liberalism, as exemplified by the 19th century Tübingen school, understood this perfectly, and…

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