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Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution

Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution

I’ve been watching Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution on BBC iPlayer and I can’t get enough of the silences. Tony Blair says his piece, the camera lingers and we get to watch his face as he replays it all in his head. The words, the gestures, the phrases. Did...

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Miss Kabul

Miss Kabul

Saigon, 30th April 1975. The Peoples Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong had finally taken the capital of South Vietnam and raised their flag over the presidential palace. Surprised by the speed with which Saigon had fallen, the Americans began Operation Frequent Wind,...

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Will you be taking August off?

Will you be taking August off?

“Will you be taking August off?” I ask my minister friend? “I will” he replied, “nothing ever happens in August”  Taking August off makes sense. Even without a formal liturgical calendar, most of the year is busy. September to Christmas is our January 1st with...

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Why Should Hancock’s Affair Hurt Me?

Why Should Hancock’s Affair Hurt Me?

It came so completely out of the blue. There were no whispers on the politics blogs, no hints from the newspaper diarists. He’d come back from a pretty unimpressive leadership campaign, navigated the coronavirus and withstood the attacks from Dominic Cummings. He...

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It’s Your Move

It’s Your Move

This week I’ve had the opportunity to deliver It’s Your Move to Year Six children in two different schools.   IYM is a resource produced by Scripture Union to help children going into secondary schools and is particularly useful in this Covid environment when so much...

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CATALYST 202: Notes From a Real Life Conference

CATALYST 202: Notes From a Real Life Conference

2000 years ago in the city that we now know as the Greek capital, Paul stood up in the Areopagus, looked from the statue of the unknown God to the men who worshipped him and declared “Men of Athens, I can see that you are very religious”. The tone Paul took was...

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Rhys Jones Interview

Rhys Jones Interview

A New Face At TrefecaThe Treasury welcomes Rhys Bebb Jones as a member of staff at the Presbyterian Church of Wales. Rhys is a part time Training Coordinator and Trefeca Development Officer in the Training and Candidates Department and the Trefeca Department. He...

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Remembering Ebenezer, Llanymynych

Remembering Ebenezer, Llanymynych

Set almost on the border with England Llanymynech is the last Calvinistic Methodist chapel that the traveller passes on leaving the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire to enter the land-locked county of Shropshire. Sadly after 156 years with only one elder and two...

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