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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

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 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

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

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....

Who have you invited for Christmas Dinner this year?

By Lawrence Cockrill During World War II, when German and Italian Prisoners of War arrived in England, they would be interviewed by a translator whose job it was to decide how political or radicalised they were. The prisoners were then given a patch; white patches for...

Re-membering – A Wild City Reflection

Shaeron Caton-Rose reflects on a Wild City Retreat at Left Bank in Burley. Our City Retreat went urban this Sunday, moving its usual venue to Left Bank, a deconsecrated and beautiful church building on Cardigan Road. Surrounded by terraced houses, a scrapyard, petrol...

How Can We Find The Peace Which We Claim?

Over the summer I have been reading Jonathan Sacks Not in God’s Name (Hodder 2015). The book is concerned with the relationship between religion and violence. The backdrop is the seemingly relentless acts of terror committed by individuals and groups claiming they are...

How would you like to be remembered?

‘I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.’ Isaiah 49: 15-16 God doesn’t have a brain yet we believe God fully remembers us. God’s memory doesn’t simply remember events or facts like some eternal icloud. God exists outside of time and...

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