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May 2021
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Christian’s joy

We are living in a day in which, admittedly, it is hard not to be pessimistic about the prospects for the church. Bad things are happening in the life of the nations. Bad things are happening in the lives of Christians and their churches. It is hard to be joyous and upbeat, isn’t it?…

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May 2021
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Service is universal

Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, recently declared that ‘service is universal’ ahead of a highly-publicised interview with Oprah Winfrey. While acknowledging the ongoing controversy surrounding many of Harry and Meghan’s revelations, a Christian can nonetheless say a hearty amen to the remark about service being universal. In one of his gospel…

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May 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Don’t fill every open moment with content

When I’m waiting in line to order my drink at a coffee shop, my automatic instinct is to grab for my phone. Not to do anything necessary, of course; just to scroll aimlessly for the minute or two before it’s my turn to order. Maybe I can catch a few tweets, headlines, or Instagram…

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May 2021
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VE Day: Why do wars persist?

Neither drizzle nor dull skies dampened the celebrations on 8 May 1945. Victory in Europe had finally put an end to years of suffering, separation, and death. The war was over. Crowds euphoric with joy swarmed Buckingham Palace. There were hugs and kisses, smiles and laughter, dancing and singing. For the first time since…

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April 2021
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Cry Freedom! – Part 1

Revolutionaries in America and France proclaimed it; ‘freedom fighters’ like Che Guevara became iconic pin-ups; George Michael and Freddie Mercury sang about it; and the 1987 Richard Attenborough film Cry Freedom, following the life of Steve Biko in apartheid-era South Africa, won many prestigious awards. Is ‘freedom’ a good thing? You bet! Like the…

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Historical

April 2021
Articles > Historical

‘The Best Friend in the Worst Time’: pandemics in church history

As historians look at history, they seek to discern the forces or people that have shaped the past. My own historical convictions have led me to focus on people as the main actors on the stage of history, not economic forces or ideologies per se. Yet there is definitely a place to evaluate the…

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Historical

April 2021
Articles > Historical

How Christianity transformed the world

The searing image of five screaming children fleeing a napalm attack in Vietnam in June 1972 was one of the iconic photographs of the twentieth century. Kim Phuc, the central child in the photo, suffered life-changing burns. She was left with physical and psychological scars, and a burden of anger and bitterness. When Kim…

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