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This devotional welcomes in the new year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s poem New Years Day, which is here set to song. The poem, alongside others, can be read in Letters and Papers from Prison. The song For Thy Mercy is adapted from the hymn by Henry Downton. With reflections from Ruth Nash and readings from Hannah Nash.

I know, we only just interviewed Walter Brueggemann! But he’s just brought a book out entitled Money and Possessions and we’ve still got unresolved questions after our chat with Justin Welby on that subject. So why not spend another hour in the digital presence of one…

When Christians hear the word ‘grace’, they take it to mean ‘unmerited favour’ or ‘unconditional gift’.  If Christ died for sinners (so Romans 5.6-8), the grace of Christ is not a reward for merit but…

You may have heard the moving story recently of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a children’s author from the United States who discovered she had ovarian cancer. Sensing she had precious little time left, she wrote a…

When I was 22, I had almost everything completely figured out … about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, theology. Strange … by 30, I knew a little less, and the certainty/mystery ratio has…

Talk of resistance is everywhere these days. Especially among my progressive and liberal Christian friends in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. And I know there are similar sorts of worries in the UK and…

Speciesism can be likened to racism and sexism—i.e. just as a person’s sex or race is not relevant to whether they get equal moral consideration of their interests, all animals—human and non-human—should also get equal…

If you’ve been a follower of Jesus for more than about 45 minutes, you know that a life of faith is, more often than we’d like to admit, accompanied by faith’s flip side, doubt. Sooner…

I came to faith in a charismatic evangelical church, and so anything approaching liturgy felt formal and lifeless to me. So when I first started attending a more traditional Church, I didn’t find reciting the…

I find it hard to maintain hope. I like to think of myself as a realist, but my realism often slips into pessimism. Perhaps it’s because we’re more aware of world events than ever before,…

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