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Archive: December 2012

Christmas Presence

Issue publishedDecember 2012 Author Ruth Garner & Lucinda Borkett-Jones

Cute as they are, it’s possible that tea towel headgear and tinsel halos of school nativity plays have somewhat diluted the impact of the story of the birth of Christ. Keen to remedy this, Ruth ‘lonely sheep’ Garner and Lucinda ‘Angel Gabriel’ Borkett-Jones serve up a selection of inventive ways to communicate the message of Christmas.

The Puzzle of Suffering

Issue publishedDecember 2012 Author Greg Downes

How to reconcile a loving and powerful God with the presence of suffering on earth is an age-old apologetic puzzle with no easy answers. Greg Downes has a go at putting the pieces together.

PROFILE: Jeffrey John

Issue publishedDecember 2012 Author Justin Brierley

Gay church leader Jeffrey John made headlines in 2003 when his name was withdrawn from nomination as bishop of Reading. Nearly ten years on, he talks to Justin Brierley about gay marriage, Church unity, and life as Dean of St Albans.

Just had a baby, struggling with sex

Issue publishedDecember 2012 Author Margaret Ellis

Maggie Ellis answers a question on sex after childbirth.