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November 2019
Articles > Guest column

How can older Christians glorify God? Through their legacy

In the last two columns I’ve tried to show that old age doesn’t mean the end of your Christian usefulness. Older saints are particularly well positioned to glorify God, through your trials and through your prayers. In this final instalment we’ll think about how you can do so through your legacy — and I’m…

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October 2019
Articles > Guest column

How can older Christians glorify God? Through their prayers

When you can’t be involved in Christian service as actively as you once were, you can find yourself standing on the sidelines of church life, feeling like a spare part. But the church is a body, with no dispensable members (1 Corinthians 12:12-25). There are important roles which only older believers can fulfil. In…

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August 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Growing old

A junior researcher recently sent me an email with a small typo. She referred to me as an ‘old aged psychiatrist’. I replied that I may not be as young as I was but I’m not aged yet! I explained that I think the current UK term for my NHS job ‘Old Age Psychiatrist’…

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February 2018
News > Society

Society – What’s age got to do with it?

Last year, 1 October was designated as ‘The International Day of Older Persons’ by the United Nations, with the subtitle, ‘Stepping into the future: tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older persons in society’. It’s a title you’ll rarely see mirrored in a Christian publication. It’s an odd thing when secular organisations point…

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October 1999
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Growing Old

Most will have noticed that there are now a lot more old people in our congregations. But have we realised just how much the age profile of society is changing? In the last hundred years the average life expectancy in Britain has risen from fifty to eighty years. Fifty years ago, 60% of the…

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August 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

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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