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The Nonviolent Reformer that Sadly Didn’t Have an Easy Name Such As Luther

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Petr Chelčický The following is an excerpt of Micael Grenholm’s upcoming book Charismactivism, due to be published later this year by Ettelloc Publishing. The Protestants of the 16th century were far from the first who protested against…

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Healing our broken humanity

Has anyone had a child ask them recently ‘how many weeks until Christmas?’ When our 4 were younger it usually came up about 2 weeks after they started back at school following the long summer break; like a beacon of … 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 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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Hope – Making Mission Meaningful

In this season of Advent, the concept of hope comes to the fore; it is the incarnation, ‘God with us’, that gives each one of us, humanity as a whole and all of the created order, hope of reconciliation, renewal … 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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Empathic Leadership – Getting in touch with our true selves

My last blog post considered the importance of context – connecting with the wisdom of understanding the place, culture, language, and the struggles and joys of relationships, which contribute to making each and every place unique and special. Further wisdom … Continue reading

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