Author Archives: Carol Kingston-Smith

Advent 4: Liberation!

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Refuge and watering holes from Aleppo to Wales

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Before the war, I didn’t pay attention to how much water I used. But now, water is like gold for me. It’s practically holy. (29-year-old Ali) Water sourced from underground wells in Aleppo (Photo:…

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Advent 3: Himself a servant’s form puts on

  The everlasting Son Incarnate deigns to be; Himself a servant’s form puts on (Charles Coffin, The Advent of our God, Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837) The second theme highlighted in the Advent hymn is the servant nature of the … Continue reading

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Advent 2: ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road?’

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. (Charles Coffin, The Advent of our God, Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837) It may seem strange to … Continue reading

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Advent 1: The Advent of our God

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on humiliation, terror and the politics of enemy-love

David Benjamin Blower’s Sympathy for Jonah is a slim but by no means a light read. It is an elegant and succinct work of profound poeisis; the artistic creation of a powerful imaginative lens which dives deep into the narrative … Continue reading

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Global Compassion… Inside Out?

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts… Colossians 3:12 (ESV) Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, is best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior. He was also … Continue reading

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