Following Phoebe

"I can tell you this because I'll never see you again"

Working in a church makes things interesting. My interactions with other people are always coloured by what I do for work. Whenever I meet someone new and we get chatting I sometimes dread the inevitable question 'What do you do?'.…

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'You're so lucky, Jesus died for your sins'...

Photo by Hugues de BUYER-MIMEURE / Unsplash 'You're so lucky, Jesus died for your sins'. It sounds like this might have been said sarcastically, but I promise it wasn't. I recently went to a debate between a Muslim academic, Adnan Rashid, and Christian minister who is the Islamic Specialist for the…

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Beneath the Shiny London Exterior: Culture Shock and Homelessness

Photo credit [1] If you know me you'll know that I have recently moved with my husband to work in London. It's a pretty fun city, very busy, always a lot going on, and so many famous landmarks, places and people. But since living here for the last 2 months…

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Another 'Plausibility Problem'

Photo credit[1] If you've read 'The Plausibility Problem' by Ed Shaw you'll know that the premise of this excellent book is that there is a problem of plausibility when people look at what God asks of people who are same-sex attracted in the Bible. Is it actually a liveable…

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Strange Bedfellows? The Temperance and Suffrage Movements

Pictures[1] While writing a workshop on feminism for the students I work with I was looking at the history of the feminist movement. The start of feminism really started with the Suffrage movement, the push for women to be able to vote. Now, I knew that there were many…

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