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Loving in Absence

Loving in Absence

By Lawrence Cockrill The saying goes ‘the only things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes’. Loss and grief are near universal experiences and there are few of us who have not lost a friend or loved one at some time. In Leeds, and in Britain as a whole, we...

Wild City Retreat – Reflecting on the Ecocycle

Wild City Retreat – Reflecting on the Ecocycle

Shaeron Caton-Rose reflects on the Easter Wild City Retreat.  We are all part of a cycle, life is not a straight line from beginning to end, it is a loop which encompasses both what we see as positive experiences and those we find more difficult. Birth, growth,...

Why is the Church so involved in the world of Education?

Why is the Church so involved in the world of Education?

As Area Bishop and Chair of the Board of Education of the Church of England Diocese of Leeds, I am quite frequently asked this question, or something very similar to it. I find the form in which the question is asked to be very revealing, as it tells me a good deal...

One Beautiful Idea by Ian Adams

One Beautiful Idea by Ian Adams

For weeks I had sat by the pool till late each night, the practice of a poet’s faith return each day to the source of it all but nothing moved as darkness fell. Tonight I watched again as the sun set behind the trees, and in the shadows’ rise and light’s slow cease,...

Virtual Tradition

Virtual Tradition

Ben Jones talks about how using new technology can help communicate Christian traditions to the next generation. As part of my work for Missional Generation, I spend my time working with young people to build confidence in talking about and sharing their faith. We do...

Kubo and the Two Strings and Holding Memories in Community

Kubo and the Two Strings and Holding Memories in Community

Rev Dr Steve Taylor writes widely in areas of theology and popular culture. This includes a monthly film reviews for Touchstone (the New Zealand Methodist magazine). Here is his review for October 2016. Recently I shared dinner with the man who gave me my first job...

Abide With Me

Abide With Me

Abide With Me is a comic, inspired by the commemoration of Candlemas, that explores some aspects of life with memory loss. Each comic tells the story of one weekend from a different perspective; a father who is suffering from dementia, his wife struggling to take care...

Creative Co-Creating: Combining theology and photography

Creative Co-Creating: Combining theology and photography

A theologian. With a camera. Exploring nature. In the city. Those four elements introduce intriguing possibilities and enlightening experiences. I know, because I am that theologian-photographer. Making Photographs I say I “make” photographs. Good photography often...

Luther and Bunting

Luther and Bunting

Reverend George Bailey discusses the 500th anniversary of the reformation and the benefits of diversity. How many Christian churches are there in Leeds? I confess that I do not have any clear answer myself, but I am confident that there are more than many of us think....

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