Stories

Sort Your Life Out

In the BBC series Sort Your Life Out families, whose homes have become so filled with possessions and clutter, that they feel overwhelmed, are helped

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God’s Fireworks

If the Bible is correct in its assertion that ‘In the beginning God’, then perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised when we find his fingerprints in

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The Light Shines

In 1989 I led a team of students to visit churches in Poland. The Iron Curtain had not yet fallen, none of us spoke either

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Heir not spare

There is something very tragic about Prince Harry’s autobiography. In just three words the front cover summarizes the 400 pages that lie within: Prince Harry

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Keep watching to the end

Movies don’t always end as the credits start to roll. With series such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe the credits contain extra scenes with important

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Faith, Hope and Charity

In 1942 the Maltese harbour of Valetta was the most heavily bombed place on earth. Occupying a strategic position between Italy and Libya on the

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The Winchcombe Meteorite

It’s not every day that a secret about the origins of our planet land on someone’s driveway. But that’s precisely what happened in March 2021

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Painful refinement

Purifying silver takes skill. To remove the impurities, it must be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest. But

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We will remember

Near the main entrance of Westminster Abbey lies the grave of the Unknown Warrior. Brought from the battlefield of the Western Front this unknown soldier

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Whose fault?

As the people of Seoul mourn the loss of so many of their young people at Halloween questions are being asked. How could it have

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Nothing New

In 1975 Britain’s economy was in trouble with inflation running at 20% and many major businesses struggling to stay afloat. An unpopular Conservative Prime Minister

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The Bread of Life

These days we’re all on the lookout for ways to save money. No wonder then that the big supermarkets are each out to convince us

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Equal before God

Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as one of the most famous monarchs in history. Her long reign was characterised by duty and service and

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Waste Disposal

On 18th August refuse workers in the City of Edinburgh walked out in a dispute over pay. At a stroke all the rubbish being produced by

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Freedom from Slavery

Born amidst the horror of the 18th century slave trade Joseph Bologne’s life chances were not promising. Destined for a life of servitude on a plantation

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My Father’s house

It has always been my opinion that the words ‘camping’ and ‘holiday’ don’t belong together in the same sentence. It was for this reason that

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Mind the Gap

Since 1969 millions of passengers on London’s underground have heard the regular announcement that they should ‘mind the gap between the platform and the train.’

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Bringing it home

It’s often said that football is like a religion and if we know anything about religion it’s that it stirs deep and passionate emotions. So,

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Loving our neighbours

Queen Elizabeth once said this about the parable of the Good Samaritan: ‘The implication is clear. Everyone is our neighbour, no matter what race, creed

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Being a fool for Christ

The idea of Queen Elizabeth having tea with a cartoon bear might have been considered rather frivolous. Was it really appropriate for the nation’s sovereign

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Our servant queen

This weekend the nation will gather to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. While the world has changed out of all recognition, she

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