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Navigating the challenges of social media

Social media, like most things in life, can either be a force for evil or a force for good.

If used in the right way, social media can help us understand more about Christianity as well as spread the good news so others can hear about our Saviour. However, social media can also be a dangerous place. It can lead to depression and serious body image related problems. We,… Read more.
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No new notifications…

Do you constantly feel compelled to check your phone to see if anyone has messaged you? I do!

And does your heart sink when you look at the screen and there are no new notifications? Mine does! In fact, I regularly have to put my phone in a different room so I am not constantly scrolling through social media feeds.  I even sometimes give myself ‘Facebook bans’ at… Read more.
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Stuck at home!

The current situation is something new for all of us. No school/college/university, no socialising with friends, at home with parents and siblings 24/7!

What are the difficulties/dangers we might face and what might the benefits be? How can we survive this period and how can we grow in our walk with God? Difficulties/dangers Anxiety – I’m sure like me, even a couple of weeks ago, you couldn’t have imagined this situation. It was… Read more.
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Abortion: Right or wrong?

It is tempting to take our moral direction from the laws of our country. If it is legal, then surely it must be acceptable?

The law enables abortions to be carried out by the medical services, which we have to trust regularly with our lives and the lives of our family. Surely, you might think, if my GP can refer me for an abortion then it must be OK. However, we must be very… Read more.
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Is Jesus a bigot?

It is fashionable to call Christians bigots because they stand opposed to the prevailing sexual ethics and seek to point people towards a better narrative.

Is Jesus obstinately or intolerantly devoted to His own opinions? Did He treat members of other racial or ethnic groups with hatred and intolerance? [1] Jesus was firm and uncompromising in His teaching He certainly offended particular groups of people, which resulted in extensive, strong and ultimately violent reactions to… Read more.
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Speaking the Truth in Love

Have you ever been accused of one of the following: bullying, homophobia, bigotry or discrimination?

Have you ever been accused of one of the following: bullying, homophobia, bigotry or discrimination? These words are now frequently used in our society when someone disagrees with you about a moral issue! The context is usually where someone maintains a right to a certain view or lifestyle and then… Read more.
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Abortion Statistics

Useful statistics and data relating to the current state of abortion in the UK

There is much debate raging over the topic of abortion and it can become very heated and sometimes hostile. Although this is a very emotional issue, we need to think carefully and rationally about it – and we can only do this when in possession of the facts.   Total… Read more.
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What is wrong with masturbation?

Some people claim that it is a natural response to natural desires. The Bible challenges us to think differently.

You may have heard of masturbation (self stimulation) being presented in a positive way as a normal healthy activity. It is claimed that it can help young people ease anxiety and, after or even during puberty, relieve sexual frustration. So is there anything wrong with this teaching? What is a… Read more.
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Thinking Biblically about identity

We’re often told that we can define our identity by what we feel – but where does the Bible say our identity comes from?

Thinking Biblically about identity The Bible teaches that in the beginning God created human beings, male and female in His image [1]. Jesus repeated this when He was talking to some religious leaders, what He said is recorded in Matthew 19:4. He answered, “Have you not read that He who… Read more.