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Happy clappy

I recently found myself in conversation with someone bemoaning their experience of going to a church that was a bit ‘happy clappy’. They were not

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The greatest of loves

In 2014 ‘Cheka’ Tsybukh was 16 years old when she first volunteered as a medic in eastern Ukraine helping those being wounded in the fight

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Fancy food

When the Michelin brothers started making car tyres, they weren’t thinking about fancy restaurants but how to feed themselves. To do that they needed to

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When the earth moves

When Jesus was telling his friends what to look out for as signs of his imminent return, I wonder if he had Taylor Swift in

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Manifesto promises

With the UK general election in full swing the political parties are starting to publish their manifestos. They will be full of promises to cut

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Viewpoint

Robert Cumming was not the first art critic to be puzzled by Filippino Lippi’s famous 15th century painting Virgin and Child. It depicts Mary cradling the

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Hidden hero

In the blockbuster movie Gladiator, Maximus is a Roman General betrayed by Caesar’s son Commodus. Reduced to slavery Maximus fights to survive and eventually comes

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Servant hearted leaders

While he may have jumped before he was pushed it was refreshing to hear Humza Yousaf’s speech as he stepped down as First Minister of

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Why George?

How on earth did St George end up as the patron saint of England? Legend has it that he was born in the third century

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Building paradise

At the beginning of William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies a party of school children are stranded on a desert island without any adults.

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Famous by association

Being in the right place at the right time is all it takes to lift someone from obscurity to fame. Take for example Wyckoff van

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I may be some time

On the morning of 16th March 1912, Captain Lawrence Oates walked out of his tent in the Antarctic and into temperatures of -400C. He was suffering

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Life from death

Made famous by Kevin Costner’s film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, the Sycamore Gap tree stood for 300 years. That was until persons unknown decided

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Short hand

Where I live I am surrounded by beautiful countryside and there are lots of walks to choose from. So over the years my family and

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King of beasts

With depressing regularity, we discover the devastating impact of our failure to look after God’s creation. With our backs turned toward God and His image

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Godlike superstars

This week Dr Georgia Carroll is preparing to deliver the keynote address at a conference in Melbourne, Australia. The conference has attracted global interest from

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Taste and see

Last week a lawsuit was lodged in the Delhi High Court. The case in question concerns a dispute over which family can lay claim to

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Firm foundations

For prospective homeowners nothing beats the sight of watching a new-build house rise from the ground. Rather less exciting is watching it disappear again. Such

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You’re a snowflake!

With freezing temperatures I’m wondering whether I might wake up one morning to a blanket of snow outside. Only it wouldn’t be a blanket but

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Vanishing mist

Most of us wake up each morning confident that we will see the end of the day. But sometimes something happens to remind us that

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Wrapping things up

When it comes to wrapping presents there are different schools of thought. Some opt for a plain and simple approach with nice paper, neatly wrapped;

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