What Tony Jordan’s Nativity got so right

Apparently, the BBC has received more positive feedback comments about the recent 4-part Nativity than any other broadcast in 2010. And I'm not surprised at all. It was the best thing on at Christmas - and in fact all year. For…

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Happy Christmas: the Light Has Come!

A very happy Christmas to all Q's readers The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. Matthew 4:16 (& Isaiah 9:1-2) In case (for whatever…

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Rehabilitating the Medieval Scientific Mind and why it matters

Sir Isaac Newton is a titan in world science, so it’s no surprise that he features on the very first, and the penultimate page of James Hannam’s excellent, 2009 book God’s Philosophers (which made it onto the shortlist for the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

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An rich and powerful advent prayer

It doesn't happen often but last Sunday, one of our church stalwarts, Robert Willcox, led our corporate prayers so well that I thought they were worth reproducing here. Great stuff. Wouldn't have been out of place in The Valley of…

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Reflections on King Solomon’s Problems

We came to the end of a series on the life of Solomon on Sunday morning and I had the dubious honour of handling the last bit. It struck me that Solomon's fall is one of the strangest and most…

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A Credal Hallelujah

To some (especially Canadians), this is sacrilege. And I've definitely got issues about tampering with genius (as I hope you have). Christians especially waste far too much time aping the world's creativity and consequently only produce derivative pap. I particularly…

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The Dark Heart of An Earthly Paradise (Disney-style)

It was all so predictable. I suppose the only surprise is that it took 14 years to manifest itself. But it seems that the idyllic, picket-fence world of Disney's 'perfect' town, Celebration, is just a facade, as reports on Saturday…

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Jesus in Tijuana Mexico… via U2?

A good friend of mine, Drew Wolff, has recently got back from a trip with his family to help on a Habitat building programme in Tijuana, Mexico. He sent these great pics. You'll see at the centre of the first…

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Sherif, Social Media & a local church in Austria

STOP PRESS: Written Question in Parliament about Sherif:

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This is has been a very weird, virtual week, but weird in a rather wonderful way. Virtual not because it didn’t happen but because some of the exciting things that happened occurred online. But first, let Emma & Sherif set the scene after Sherif’s 20 days of unlawful detention in Egypt. (more…)

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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 27 (December 2010)

Sacred Treasure The dilemma for Iraqi Christians Charts showing the difference between NIV2011 and previous versions, and here. (HT Antony Billington) Full schedule of Lausanne III at Cape Town to see videos of main talks etc Bring Advent to life…

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