Not sure what you make of God and the Bible?
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Frustrated bosses are finding some furloughed workers reluctant to return. With the UK heading for the driest May since 1896, topping up the tan on 80% pay doesn’t seem such a bad deal. The ONS report gardening and DIY up 147%. But wonderful weather is not the only reason some people are secretly loving lockdown. … Read MoreRead More
In a previous post, we heard how Caryll’s life experiences are crucial to her as she lives with cancer. After becoming a Christian in her native South Africa, she learned about God’s care of her as a doctor on St Helena. In this second and final post, we find out about Caryll’s time as a … Read MoreRead More
A cutting-edge cancer drug had been providing respite for retired doctor, Caryll Coats. But coronavirus shielding has created a terrible problem. With a suppressed immune system she cannot attend hospital appointments lest she catch Covid-19 at hospital. The new treatment that had been preventing the cancer from progressing has stopped. How does she cope? Caryll’s … Read MoreRead More
You know things are serious when a new word gets a definition. Now coronaphobia has one. Coronaphobia (noun) – The fear of catching Covid-19, expressed by wearing a face mask in public, or simply avoiding public places, public events and public transport. Our government is finding problems with manipulation by fear. It scared people into … Read MoreRead More
Rainbows are everywhere. We see them in people’s windows. We see them on banners. We even see them painted on hands and faces. What springs to your mind when you see one? In recent years, rainbow colours have come to be linked with pride flags. With so many lawyers around, we might half expect to … Read MoreRead More
Why won’t our leaders treat us as adults? Many have been asking this question in frustration, as government ministers refuse to discuss publicly how the lockdown will end. It certainly feels like people are being treated like a herd of simple sheep. Experts hope for herd immunity. They encourage herd thinking – make sure everyone … Read MoreRead More
On Sunday afternoon, welcome news came from 10 Downing Street: Boris was back. The Monday papers were full of our Prime Minister’s video praising the NHS nurses who had cared for him in hospital. Some spotted a certain coincidence in the video’s timing. Boris announced his comeback on Easter Sunday, when Christians remember the greatest … Read MoreRead More
Fear often seems the strongest human emotion. There’s a lot around at the moment. We ask ourselves: am I sensible to feel so scared about this? Fear prompts panic buying. This frustrates us when we find empty shelves. Fear keeps us social distancing. This helps us stay safe but makes us feel isolated. We hope … Read MoreRead More
Applause rippled round the realm on Thursday evening. Encouraged by the young royals, George, Charlotte and Louis, many headed onto their doorsteps to “clap for our carers.” We are all very grateful for the service and sacrifices of NHS staff. Appreciation for the NHS is deep in our national psyche. Medical care free at the … Read MoreRead More
Looking out of the window today there is a big contradiction. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the birds are singing. Spring is in the air and the buds on the trees promise new life. But a deadly coronavirus is also in the air. We call to our neighbours from afar; we … Read MoreRead More