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Jerusalem: The Movie

This link was just forwarded to me: it looks like a particularly beautiful and evocative film. “This is a 7 minute clip from a film that is about to be released.  After a year of research and preparation, the giant … Continue reading

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How many times have you sung ‘Away in a Manger’?

The following will appear in the Dry Drayton News in December Most of us will have sung it many, many times: perhaps when we were young, and then again with children or grandchildren.  Will you be singing it, or listening … Continue reading

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The Woolwich murder – a relational dashboard

24th May 2013: Topical comment from ‘Friday Five’ Friday Five is an initiative of the Jubilee Centre in collaboration with Relationships Global Quote “Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.”  Edward Bulwer-Lytton (British politician and novelist, 1803-73) News … Continue reading

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Spirituality and prayer titles – Spring Sale at BRF

Save 25% on 30 prayer & spirituality titles at BRF online bookshop, including past issues of Quiet Spaces journal for £1. Sale runs to 2 April or when stock runs out – according to their mailing. Best to have a … Continue reading

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Lecture – Where red and blue meet…

Where red and blue meet; the role of intermediate institutions between the family and the state in British society Tuesday 12th March; 6.30 for 7pm, LAB 006, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge with Maurice Lord Glasman and Phillip Blond Glasman and … Continue reading

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Angels

Whether you are intrigued by, or sceptical of, the idea of angels, watch this Sunday’s Songs of Praise on BBC2 on iPlayer (3 Feb).   There are some interesting stories and Anglican theologian Paula Gooder speaks about angels in the … Continue reading

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The spirituality of winter

What does winter mean to you?  Is the prospect of snow a hope or a worry?  Do you think of crisp, frosty days and hoar frost, or trudging through rain and mud?  Do you look forward to cosy evenings or … Continue reading

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Rowan Williams on Narnia

For those who love Narnia and are stimulated by the writing of Rowan Williams look out for The Lion’s World: A journey into the heart of Narnia released today.  The blurb on the Amazon website Amazon says the following: “Following the appearance … Continue reading

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Spring

Looking at images of gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show this week, and looking at our garden, these words of Gerard Manley Hopkins seem particularly apt: Nothing is so beautiful as Spring– When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely … Continue reading

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Urban democracy: directly elected mayors?

The following comment is from FridayFive: Stimulating Relational Thinking.  More at http://fridayfiveblog.blogspot.co.uk/ “A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.”  James Freeman Clarke, American theologian and author (1810-88) Yesterday, ten British cities held a referendum on … Continue reading

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