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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings

Reformers v. conservatives in Rome

Reformers v. conservatives in Rome

Tensions among RCs are building up to the Bishops’ Synod, says Jonathan Luxmoore

The dangers of assisted dying

The dangers of assisted dying

The new Bill could harden attitudes against frail people, argues Robert Twycross

Beauty is about truth, not just nice appreciation

Beauty is about truth, not just nice appreciation

Aesthetic experiences should connect people with God — and with human tragedy and hope, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard

Goals for growth expose a vision’s limitations

Goals for growth expose a vision’s limitations

The General Synod’s aims for church growth have led to a misreading of what mission is about, argues Stephen Spencer

Martyrdom: the seed of renewal

Martyrdom: the seed of renewal

Peter Selby recalls a 20th-century witness against racism, and what he teaches us today

Signs of hope in a ‘secular’ land

Signs of hope in a ‘secular’ land

The Church of Sweden is experiencing elements of revival, says Andrew Brown

In danger of becoming only a cosy club

In danger of becoming only a cosy club

A parish interregnum can prompt valuable reflection on maintenance, leadership, and purpose, says Noreen Wainwright

Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby

When God plays biased dice

When God plays biased dice

Small miracles can happen; it is well worth praying for them, argues Adrian Low

Why stress can be good for children

A well-intentioned education policy could have unwelcome results, says Trevor Barnes

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