Q Marks the Spot 137 (March 2020)

Sacred Treasure There has been much heat and hurt recently about power abuse and church ministry. It is something that I've been working on and engaging with for the last 10 years or so. Here are some of the better…

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Sofia’s Story 5: Three Little Words

The letter lay unobtrusively on the doormat, shrouding its contents in the nondescript white envelope. Her mind, distracted by the day's activities, barely registered its solemnity as she opened it. So the words struck hard, thudding through her until all…

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Q Marks The Spot – Treasure Map 125 (March 2019

Sacred Treasure How many people view the recent death of missionary John Chau  Emma Scrivener writes, as potently as ever, about the power of the gospel to counteract a self-harming mindset And then she followed it up with this blinder…

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Power 2: The miasma of power abuse

To assume that what is going on with Trump, Weinstein, Spacey et al is 'merely' about transgressing sexual boundaries is woefully inadequate and patronising. Is not good enough to head off for some therapy at a health spa either, as…

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On the short stories of Cemeteries

Moving to a new town means having to discover convenient new dog-walking areas. There's a great little park near us - but there's a limit to the route variations one can take in it, so it is already getting a…

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Q Marks The Spot – Treasure Map 110 (October 2017)

Sacred Treasure Good stuff: 7 Differences between Judaea and Galilee - Jesus was Jesus of Nazareth... from Dick France. Chris Green offers a rather unexpected but powerful reason to appreciate really soppy Christian songs once in a while. Emma Scrivener is…

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Revisiting U2’s No Line on the Horizon

This post is not exactly in the heat of the moment. But because the site for which I wrote the article is no longer in action, I presumed that the world needed the benefit of its insights (hoho) and so thought I’d repost, albeit with the notes from the talk I’ve given a few times based on it. (more…)

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