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The Refugee Crisis and Christian Hope

Article by   September 2015
Over the past week, the refugee crisis facing Europe has been a matter of intense discussion here in the UK and around the world. While the facts, figures, and politics have long received attention on the news, pictures of the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach pressed the tragic situation of Syrian refugees upon the public consciousness with a visceral intensity. Those images spread on social media, along with hashtags such as #refugeeswelcome, spurring popular outcry against the UK's asylum policies and a call for us to follow the example of countries such as Germany. continue

Lament: Self-Indulgent Whining, or Faithful Complaints? [Part 1]

Article by   February 2015
Who likes a complainer? Complainers are unsettling to be around. Holiday meals ruined by laborious and endless complaints about how life has shortchanged them - the car that broke down too early, the college that should have given admission, the nurse who should have done the job better. A few hours with a complainer are just about enough to make one want to write an anonymous note: "DON'T YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR??" continue

Results tagged “hope” from Reformation21 Blog

Smiling through the tears

Article by   June 2013
There seems to be a growing appetite for funerals that seek to avoid the fact of death. This tendency is developing not only outside but within the church. Typically, the day's business begins with the burial (or, indeed, the cremation),... continue

"O Lord, the way is hard and long"

Article by   May 2013
L.M. (Angel's Song)O Lord, the way is hard and longAnd fellow travellers are few;I am not wise, I am not strong,I fear I shall not make it through.On every side a sinking mire;Down every path a mocker's glee;In every way... continue

Hope in death

Article by   December 2012
Not long before Christmas, a father in the Lord went home. For those who lived in my part of the world, Mr Cherry - as he was almost invariably known - was an institution. He died at the age of... continue
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