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As many churches around England start to re-open for limited acts of worship, Andy Bryant explains why this is, for him, such an important stage in the return to normality.
Robert Ashton wonders how essential our church premises are for our churches to function successfully.
As the lockdown starts to ease, and a version of normality returns, Andy Bryant reminds us that there are many things we need to remember, and lessons to learn.
Ruth Lilley has been de-cluttering, and has discovered new benefits as a result.
David Patey responds to last week’s opinion column by James Knight entitled ‘Christians should rise above identity politics’ and shares his thoughts on our relationships with each other.
Jane Walters reflects on the importance of home, and considers what that means for a Christian.
As some church buildings are starting to re-open for individual visits and private prayer, Andy Bryant reflects on the relevance of these places to our Christian faith.
Rev Nigel Fox has replaced clapping with praying for his community on his doorstep on Thursday evenings.
Following the recent protests against racism in the USA and Great Britain, Andy Bryant is unhappy with being labelled as white, male, and middleclass; and suggests a more meaningful and purposeful identity.
Rev Suzanne Cooke has been climbing hills where she now lives in Northumberland, and describes how those experiences help her listen to God.
As we start to emerge from the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Philip Young is urging us to ensure that the “new normal” is one which cares for God’s creation as well as each other.
Regular contributor Andy Bryant is heeding the Government’s advice to Stay Alert, but points out that, as Christians, we should always be alert anyway.
Rev Helen Garrard reflects on the scaled back VE-day celebrations earlier this month, but is optimistic about the re-discovery of the role of the Church in Society.
As the lockdown restrictions begin to ease, Andy Bryant points out that we have an opportunity to rebuild society based on the values Jesus taught us.
Janet Marshall finds she is inspired by special spaces such as Norwich Cathedral, and shares her thoughts in poetry.
Anna Heydon has been finding the rainbow images displayed in some people’s windows an encouraging reminder of God’s love.
As we prepare to Clap for our Carers again this week, Andy Bryant reminds us that these essential members of society will still be caring for us after the clapping falls silent.
At a time when many people are fearful for the future, Ron Skivington reminds us that God is able to cope with all the situations which trouble us, from environmental concerns to the coronavirus pandemic.
As Ruth Lilley faces the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, in particular home schooling, she remembers that it is God’s strength that keeps her going.
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