Rioting in UK Cities

The scenes of violence, rioting and looting that we have seen on our streets in recent days are appalling to all decent citizens of our nation.  Many people are facing a high cost in terms of businesses, employment, goods, homes, injury and even loss of life.  It all amounts to an extraordinary degree of suffering, misery and loss inflicted on innocent people by irresponsible and thoughtless individuals.

As is so often the case, the wider community is faced with paying a very high price for the ill gotten gain of a wild few.

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Major unrest in the Middle East

The unrest in a number of Arab countries is continuing with no end currently in sight.  It started in Tunisia only a couple of months ago and soon spread to Egypt.  Now the presidents of both countries have been ousted.

Subsequently, the opposition to authoritarian rule has spread to Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Algeria and Iran.  Other nations that could soon find themselves in the same situation are Morocco, Jordan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.

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Sanctity of Marriage

The story continues to run in the media of the couple – Mr and Mrs Bull – who have a Bed and Breakfast in Cornwall and have been branded as criminals by the UK justice system because of the stand of conscience they took in regard to unmarried couples sharing a bed.

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Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Matthew 22:1-14

Jesus’ parable of the Wedding Banquet provides a picture of God’s relationship with humanity.

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The Church’s First Miracle

Acts chapter 3

The well-loved account of Peter and John healing the beggar who usually sat outside the gate of the Temple is the first recorded miracle associated with the Christian Church after they had been filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.

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Not Ashamed to be Christian

Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury is a prominent supporter of a campaign by Christians living in Britain against the marginalisation of Christian belief in our nation.

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22,000 People Don’t Know They are HIV+

HIV infection or Human Immunodeficiency Virus to give its full title is in the news again for all the wrong reasons.  The HIV virus causes AIDS, which is a condition that attacks the body’s inbuilt defences against all kinds of other infections.

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Magna Carta – Is there Anything Better?

In five years’ time in 2015, we will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta by King John.  We have recently started the build up to that celebration and perhaps the time set aside for preparations (five years) is an indication of just how important this document has been in the history of our nation.

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Strange Case of Mr Woolas

The case of Phil Woolas who was recently stripped of his parliamentary seat by a specially convened election court has stirred up considerable controversy, particularly within the Labour Party.

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We’ve Created a Mini Big Bang!!

It’s a while since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was last in the news.  We previously heard about the disaster that occurred when it broke down just days after it was first switched on.  Considering the project has cost many billions of euros, that was quite an embarrassing time for the designers and scientists.

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