Peter Graystone suggests some unexpected
role-models for Christian girls
Simon Parke: Many see the fictional detective
as a Christ-figure in the eye of the storm, a lighthouse leading us
home to a place of explanation, justice, and restoration
Images from Iraq make grief personal, says Paul
Maggie Durran: We are adapting our church
facilities for better use for community activities. It is not a
cheap process, as our church is Grade I. The result of our
applications to charitable trusts is some small grants, but at the
present rate we are not going to achieve our target. Is there
something we are missing?
Ronald Blythe reflects on the pleasure of
being caught in the rain
I AM infuriated by a matching pair of books in a local bookshop.
One is bright pink and called Bible Stories for Girls.
Among others, it features the story of Ruth, emphasising her
kindness and loyalty (but is vague about what it took on the
threshing floor to get her man)....
The Ashya King case has revealed ignorance
about faith, says Paul Vallely
Simon Parke: WAR is not considered a
laughing matter. But The Wipers Times did what
it could to mock and make light of hell's gates
Ronald Blythe gives thanks for the summers
he has enjoyed during his life
Maggie Durran: Are there fundamental things to
know when adapting our church for added use by our local community?
We have learned some lessons over recent years, but would value
Angela Tilby: So here I am again,
wondering why I never made it to Greenbelt last weekend to sample
the artists, thinkers, activists, and people of passion who were
signed up to perform at the great spiritual festival