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Tot up the miles

THE Proclaimers would walk 500 miles — and then 500 more. Part of the ministry of the clergy is to pro­claim the gospel; but, on their jour­neys around the parish, how many miles do they drive, and how many of those miles are official miles, for which expenses can be claimed?

Bible for techies

THE age at which people begin using mobile phones and electronic devices such as tablets continues to fall. Research in 2013 showed that, on average, children had been given a mobile phone by the age of 11; and that ten per cent had been given one by the age of five

Exchange of pulpits

Gavin Drake examines apps for sermons

A look at the past

NOT many people seem to know this, but Coventry has had three cathedrals. The current cathedral was built in the 1950s to replace the second cathedral, which had been destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1940. That building was a replacement for the 11th-century St Mary’s

Storage room

WE HAVE gone from mobile phones the size of bricks to mobile devices the size of credit cards that do everything you can think of. This poses a problem with storage

Monsters in church

HOW do you get Pikachu on to a bus? You Pokémon! OK, it’s an old joke; but the good news is that the children of today who might be amused by it were not around when Pokémon first hit the streets 20 years ago

London calling

IT MAY seem counter-intuitive, but one of the most-used apps on my mobile phone is, in fact, a phone. Not the phone that comes with the phone (if you get my drift), but a VOIP phone.

Help with praying

IN A video message to promote the “wave of prayer” for evangelism leading up to Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury said of the Lord’s Prayer that it was “reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying, and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas. . ."

Small changes

“GOT any spare change?” These four words, often quoted — in fiction at least — by street beggars, could soon become obsolete as we head with increasing speed to a cashless society

Sharing thoughts

BLOGGING has something of a mixed reputation. There are some good Christian blogs out there, such as Phil Groom’s excellent Christian Bookshops blog, and Nick Baines’s Musings of a Restless Bishop

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