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Graham Allen on early intervention: why can’t the state let go?

I posted yesterday on the need for the state and church to work out their respective roles and stick to them.  Yet, on Saturday 18th Dec, Nottingham MP Graham Allen was interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme about early intervention … Continue reading

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West Bromwich East Hustings at Holy Trinity

Ian Garrett (Liberal), Alistair Thompson (Conservative), Tom Watson (Labour) and a UKIP representative will take part in a hustings for West Bromwich East to be held at 7:30pm Thursday 29th April at Holy Trinity Church, Mary Road West Bromwich, B70 … Continue reading

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Conversations with an atheist on state education

I contributed last week to a debate on the Daily Telegraph forum which proposed the ending of state funding of faith schools. In response, I pointed out that secularism or atheism is a faith position, where faith as the assent to … Continue reading

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Holy, catholic and apostolic?

I used the following Venn diagram in Sunday’s sermon to illustrate 1 Peter 1:13 to 2:11 and what happens to churches when they let go of one of the three functions of church, to be holy, catholic and apostolic. Holy … Continue reading

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