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See life differently. Live life differently.Original Article...
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A list of useful books for those wanting to explore faith in the workplace.Original Article...
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Join Ruth Bancewicz for an evening reflecting on the place of beauty and wonder in science and theology.Original Article...
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Dan Strange explores the phoenomenon of tolerance, its promises as well as its pitfalls and how to engage with it as ChristiansOriginal Article...
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Come explore a rich framework for workplace fruitfulness, in this interactive Saturday workshop with Mark Greene. Original Article...
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Be our guest at this special evening celebrating our 30th anniversary.Original Article...
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In recent years the escalating challenges and demands that working Christians face in today's market place have been recognised as an important part of the pastoral care agenda. But what about the work itself? Does the work we actually do matter to God alongside the impact it has on us and those around us?Original Article...
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Andy Hawthorne is the subject of a fantastic profile feature in the November edition of Christianity Magazine. Under the headline ‘Nowhere is too hard for the gospel’, Andy answers questions from journalist Heather Tomlinson on topics ranging from David Cameron’s ‘Hug a Hoodie’ speech to the spiritual challenges of being a high profile Christian leader. Heather also ta...
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The sacred-secular divide is nothing new. In Isaiah’s time too, God was interested in what his people did every day...Original Article...
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After watching the recent Presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, I was reminded of Alasdair MacIntyre's provocative definition of modern politics: 'civil war by other means'...Original Article...
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SPEAK are long-time supporters of Workshop, a project which provides a course of Christian learning to Churches and individuals who are keen to explore faith in a broad and practical way. Its founder, Noel Moules, has taken part in SPEAK events in the past, and has recently release a book: "Fingerprints of Fire, Footprints of Peace". Former SPEAK director Jo Frew reviews it here...Origina...
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Our first MEC business is now up and running – a property development division which trains and employs ex-offenders in building and maintenance skills. Working alongside Building Manager Dominic Mould is Apprentice Jason Hooper – the first member of a team which we will hope will grow quickly as they add more properties and maintenance contracts, and landscape gardening jobs. The first project...
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Gav Humphries, team leader for Eden Buttershaw writes: We had an amazing Baptism Sunday in July where we celebrated how God is changing lives on the Buttershaw estate. We saw seven people getting baptised at once, which was incredible. Just as exciting was that they were from a whole plethora of backgrounds and different walks of life. Their testimonies were fantastic. We had a lady who told us how...
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Meet new Regional Director for Eden Manchester, Billy Gilvear, Tell us about yourself! How long have you got? Born in Africa, grew up in Scotland. Joined the army aged 16, promoted quickly but left to work in private security looking after lots of different famous people. Hedonism took over and serious drug use eventually took me to the point of suicide. Thank God, Jesus met me and turned my life a...
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You’ve got to be careful when you talk about Christian community – it can so easily become cuddly, under-the-bowl and self-centred. It can be ‘all about me’: about getting my needs met and my hang-ups sorted out. In short, it can become an end in itself. That’s not the kind of community Jesus built and it’s not the kind of community we’re going for at The Message. Jesus chose to work ...
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‘Welcome to Manchester: City of teenage pregnancy, angels and the Son of God…’ This December, Andy Hawthorne and In Yer Face Theatre Company will be taking a brand new show to churches across Manchester – the Christmas Message 2012. The show is a contemporary, urban reimagining of the first ever Christmas through hard-hitting drama and powerful preaching. ‘Far from being the sanitised sch...
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Mary Evans, formerly Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at London School of Theology and at Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, will be exploring the book of Judges on this Bible day.Original Article...
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Daniel told the truth. He told unpalatable truth to tyrants with absolute power. He interpreted their dreams, however damning, as the Lord revealed them to him...Original Article...
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Every year, dedicated SPEAK members take a week in November to hit the streets and share their love of justice with the world, and raise money for SPEAK in the process. This year is no exception! Around the country, SPEAK groups will be out there, doing wild and exciting things that catch the imagination of the whole community...Original Article...
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