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We Need to Talk About Health

The health service in the UK is vast and complex, and the pressure its under is well recorded. In 2015 the NHS dealt with over 1 million patients every 36 hours, according to the NHS Confederation, so where do we even begin to understand how we can support those who need health services? On 16 May, [...]
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The World’s Biggest and Best Franchise

What is the world’s biggest franchise: Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, KFC? With more than 36,000 restaurants in 120 countries, McDonald’s is pretty large, but it’s not in the same league as Christianity, which has more than 37 million churches located in virtually every nation on earth. Of course, there are some remarkable differences between the Church [...]
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What Have You Got?

As human beings, God has given us incredible brains with which we are making decisions and judgements all the time. We’re constantly reading the situations around us and planning our way through life. We subconsciously weigh up what we have against what we might need. By all accounts, it’s a pretty sensible way to live. [...]
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Put Down Your Oars

Lent is approaching which means the inevitable question: what will you be giving up this year? But perhaps that's only half the question... There can be a tendency to focus on ourselves, so it all becomes about 'me', what 'I' am giving up. However, Lent is not merely about forgoing the sugar in your tea [...]
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Are You Looking Forwards or Backwards?

Whatever your outlook, January brings with it an opportunity to take stock and lay before God our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. But for many of us, the baggage of the past prevents us from seeing clearly ahead. Of course what’s gone before matters – all our stumbles and wrong turns teach [...]
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