‘But it looks beautiful!’ When looks deceive

A short while ago, our church had some visitors from New Zealand. They asked about our church, what we were doing and what the local

What are some of the issues you face in Oldham?

I occasionally get asked about the big issues we face in Oldham. If you want to get an idea about what it is like living

El Salvador gangs, loyalist paramilitaries and the allure of prosperity-lite

I saw this video on the Guardian about a week ago. It talks about the violent MS-13 gang from El Salvador and how many of

To improve working class representation we must reach the working classes

There has been a lot of chat on Twitter following John Steven’s posting of this quote from Tim Keller: Helpful comment from Tim Keller that

Have we adopted the spiritual version of Jamie Oliver’s food-drive in our churches?

I read an interesting piece from last week’s┬áTimes (paywall). The piece lambasts Jamie Oliver’s continued demonisation of the working classes based on their dietary decisions.

CS Lewis is essentially right on giving but his definition is hard to apply to the ultra poor

When he’s on his game, CS Lewis is awesome. I have often turned to his view on giving and found it really helpful. Here is

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