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Challenging the link between skinny and holy

Challenging the link between skinny and holy

Ascetics have no monopoly on godliness, argues Ben Stephens, and we should celebrate God's abundant gifts

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Continuing our Lent series on food and faith, Yvette Alt Miller outlines the theology that underpins kosher cuisine

Answering God’s call

Answering God’s call

In a new book, John Birch, a Methodist local preacher, provides prayers that follow the three-year lectionary. Here are his ideas for this Sunday, Epiphany 2 in Year B

Prayer for the week

Kevin Ellis concludes his selection from St Paul with an extract from Thessalonians

Prayer for the week

The human face of Christmas is the adult Christ as well as the baby Jesus, says Kevin Ellis

Prayer for the week

St Paul can help to liberate us from our frenetic festive preoccupations, says Kevin Ellis

Prayer for the week

Kevin Ellis reflects on the rich inheritance of faith with an extract from Ephesians

Prayer for the week

Prayer for the week

Hester Jones looks ahead to Advent with a sonnet of Christina Rossetti

Prayer for the week

Hester Jones reflects on conflict with a prayer from the days of the Civil War

Prayer for the week

Prayer for the week

Through prayer the soul finds its true home amid unrest, says Hester Jones

Prayer of the week

Prayer of the week

Hester Jones uses a prayer-poem by Elizabeth Jennings

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Grey beard — but no loon

Grey beard — but no loon

A study day on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner taught Malcolm Doney the link between poetry and theology  Read More

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How about trying the politics of love?

Relationships, not strong leadership, should be at the heart of political life, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Read More

Mon 25 May 15 @ 10:23
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Former Environment Secretary & Tearfund vice chair is new Second Church Estates Commissioner http://t.co/hpsrUo11h9 http://t.co/pH5tSTul5o