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Spring 2019 edition now available

I recently caught up with the first and second seasons of the Netflix series Last Chance U which follows a group of young men in Mississippi struggling to ignite their football (what we would know as “gridiron”) career by attending a community college. Their hope is that they will impress scouts to get picked up by a prestigious university football ...

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Winter 2019 edition now available

Welcome to the Winter 2019 edition where you’ll find extensive coverage of all the news from the 34th Synod including the outcomes from the Moderator-Elect discernment process and various reports that were put to the Synod. One of the great opportunities attending Synod in Session affords is to meet various people from around the life of the church and I ...

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Summer 2018 edition now available

One of the strangest Christmases I’ve experienced was when I was living in Beijing. The weather was freezing as is common for North China at that time of year but as the days rolled towards the 25th I was finally treated to soft, delicate snowflakes raining down on the city. The red, green and white tinsel was draped around many ...

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Mental health ministry begins at the grassroots

Jane Frazer Cosgrove is a mental health advocate and a Moderator’s Community Service Medal recipient (2014). She is one of the founding members of A Nouwen Network and has been the facilitator since its inception in November 2009. What inspired you to create A Nouwen Network? In 2006 I began advocating for the provision of specific chaplaincy outreach to those ...

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Spring 2018 edition now available

So the 15th Assembly has concluded, decisions have been made and the church has a new President and President-elect. Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room though: after three decades of conversation and six years of formal consideration, the church has a position on same-gender marriage. Is everyone happy with that position? No. Is everyone happy with the process ...

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Winter 2018 edition now available

On a recent visit to Madrid I took the family to the Prado Museum, one of Europe’s most distinguished art museums. It is impossible to navigate the building’s monumental halls without encountering Christian-inspired work by history’s great painters. From Brueghel to Caravaggio, Bosch to Rubens, the collection of paintings depicting Old and New Testament tales is at once stunning, inspiring, ...

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Autumn 2018 edition now available

Welcome to the autumn edition of Journey, our first for 2018 and our first with a new look and more pages. I’m sure you’ve got the news we are now a quarterly publication but in case you haven’t, you can expect the next editions to be distributed on the first Sunday of June, September and December. I spent some of ...

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December 2017 Journey now available

Our Christmas campaign theme for this year, #thischangeseverything, is obviously a reference to the birth of Christ and its monumental impact on the course of history ever since. Every aspect of our lives—art, the sciences, politics, technology, you name it—has been marked by the influence of Christianity. But the theme is also designed to speak to those moments that forever ...

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November 2017 Journey now available

Some of you may be familiar with Sergeant Alvin York but a quick recap for those unaware. York was a highly decorated American soldier during WWI and received the Medal of Honour for one particular attack he led which resulted in 25 enemy deaths and 132 captured enemy soldiers. What makes York particularly fascinating and relevant in a faith context ...

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Bridging the divide over same-sex marriage

Unless you’ve been in a coma or busy on the International Space Station I’m sure you’re aware of the debate surrounding the proposal to legalise same-sex marriage. I’m also sure you will not have escaped the avalanche of advertisements, media opinion pieces and (sometimes heated) discussions in your social circles about the issues at stake, so the last thing you ...

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