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    Five ways churches can welcome children who are differently abled

    2022-06-09T08:45:00Z

    Is your church doing enough to help differently abled children fit in?

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    God has given us insight into how our brains develop. Let’s use it in the post-Covid season

    2022-06-06T13:20:00Z

    Have you noticed more meldowns in the children you know? 

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    Gemma Hunt on God leading her to TV

    2022-05-31T10:02:00Z

    Sometimes God’s direction of our young people is very clear.

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    My daughter has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Here’s how my faith helps me to cope

    2022-05-30T13:44:00Z

    How do you cope when your child has a  disability?

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    Why should I wait to have sex?

    2022-04-28T07:21:00Z

    The idea that you should not have sex before your marries is wierd isn’t it? 

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    Why did God put the snake in the garden?

    2022-04-28T07:19:00Z

    Sometimes the deepest questions come from our children

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    Stay at home

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Like me, I’m sure you’ve been doing some breakneck-speed life changes over the last few weeks. As we are all spending more time at home, and not going to church services and groups, it seems like a good time to grow in our faith at home! 

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    How to lead through crisis

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    “We are living in unprecedented days.” It’s the most overused phrase of the moment, but with good reason…it is absolutely true.  

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    How can we encourage our young people when they’re anxious?

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    It is undoubtedly an anxious time. As I write, schools have closed, businesses have folded and uncertainty hangs in the air like fog as COVID-19 tears through the world.  

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    Should they, shouldn’t they?

    2020-03-16T00:00:00Z

    In light of coronavirus and other scary news stories peppering our front pages and TV screens, should we let our children watch or read the news?  

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    You only live twice

    2020-03-16T00:00:00Z

    As we approach Easter, Ben Jack looks at what the resurrection means, why it should shape our lives and how we can share this hope with the children and young people we serve alongside  

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    The Prince of Egypt

    2020-03-16T00:00:00Z

    As a confirmed theology geek and musical theatre fan, I was excited to see this new West End show. However, I still don’t quite know what to make of The Prince of Egypt. The choreography (Sean Cheesman) and set design (Kevin Depinet) blew all my expectations out of the water, but the storyline differs so drastically from the biblical narrative that I left feeling slightly confused.  

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    Q&A with Kim Phuc Phan Thi

    2020-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Known as the ‘Napalm Girl’, Kim Phuc is recognised globally as the 9-year-old photographed running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War, which was recently voted the most iconic photo of all time. Kim spoke to Jess Lester about how the bombs led her to Christ, the importance of practising forgiveness and speaking to children about suffering.

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    In God we doubt

    2020-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Can we have a little chat about doubt? It’s something that tends to sit more readily in the world of youth ministry, not children’s, partly because the early stages of faith and cognitive development make children happier to just think stuff is true, especially if an adult tells them it. And partly, I guess, because we are often too happy to stick with a formula that feels like it’s working, as the kids aren’t asking many tough questions.

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    What Google can’t tell you about dealing with grief

    I’m not a good communicator. People assume that because I can rap I’m great at expressing my thoughts and feelings, and while I’m at the place in my life now where I’m quite comfortable with it, historically it hasn’t been my strong point. When life gets tough, I have a tendency to shut myself off – sitting at home, curtains drawn, eating junk food and feeling sorry for myself. So when my dad unexpectedly died three years ago, this is exactly where I found myself.

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    Heavy is the head

    2020-01-23T00:00:00Z

    What kind of person do you picture if I ask you to describe a modern psalmist? It’s a tricky thing to imagine – perhaps you’re trying to figure out what King David looked like and base it on him. But what if I told you that I ...

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    Philia: A love found in friendships

    2020-01-23T00:00:00Z

    The friend you’re made to be

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    ‘I teach children with additional needs and the Church must do better’

    2020-01-23T00:00:00Z

    Jesus has always been a part of my life. I grew up in a Christian home – my dad was a pastor, which meant church wasn’t just for Sunday, we lived it every day in our home. I’d always read the Bible and prayed. And I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher – it was something God had planned for me from the very beginning.

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    Love Actually: Piccadilly Circus not Heathrow Airport

    2020-01-23T00:00:00Z

    The film Love Actually has it wrong. If you want to see love, don’t go to Heathrow Airport, head to Piccadilly Circus. There, in the middle of the bright lights, confused tourists and big buses is the statue of Eros. Except it isn’t.