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4th May 2018

Julia Faire reflects on working with refugees after Archbishop Justin Welby visits Coventry

“This country is a better place because you are here,” Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, commented as he spoke to a group of refugees and asylum seekers earlier this week in Coventry. “You are all so precious, so [...]

Generation Snowflake?

2nd March 2018

A quick look at the upcoming generation, sometimes referred to in the press as 'Generation Z'.

You must have heard the phrase “Generation Snowflake”. The word ‘snowflake’ has become an insult; implying someone who thinks they’re special and easily takes offence. Newspaper headlines and commentators have been referring to millennials (and post-millennials) as ‘Generation Snowflake’. They use ‘millennials’ as a b[...]

The disease of loneliness

8th February 2018

Mother Teresa called loneliness the 'greatest disease' in Western society, and that still stands true today.

Can you imagine what it’s like to leave work at the end of the day on Friday, and not see or speak to anyone else until Monday morning, when you go back to work? That was the premise of a book, called “Eleanor Oli[...]

What’s in a name? We’re changing ours.

9th January 2018
As a church, we’ve been known as the ‘Jesus Army’ since 1987. It grew out of a desire to be Christians living as ‘soldiers’, fighting in the spiritual war (e.g. in Ephesians 6:10-17). To quote a blog post, written in 2016 on this topic, “We find ourselves in a world that’s increasingly globally connected. People are sick of militarism, […]

All Hail the Machines?

24th November 2017
AS long as humans have been developing and depending on technology, our fascination with it has grown. “The Matrix” is the famous film series about intelligent machines that are harvesting humans and trapping them in an illusion of the world. It is one of the most popular science fiction films of all time. In recent […]

A church for atheists

3rd November 2017

If you don't believe in God, why go to church?

IN 2013, comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones started up ‘The Sunday Assembly’. The idea grew from their realisation that they wanted something “like church, but totally secular and inclusive of all”*. Since then, they have grown and there are congregations in over 70 towns and cities in the [...]

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