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Honey or vinegar?

I am a member of the Church of England Evangelical Council, and yesterday we had a meeting at Lambeth Palace. We were there to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury, and to ask him questions, in the end both about what he had said and about wider concerns for evangelicals in the Church. Rowan’s address, […]

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‘I need a hero’: Judges

I am working with Celia Kellett at BBC Radio Nottingham on an idea to present most of the books of the Bible, one a week, during 2011 as part of the celebrations of the King James Bible. The plan is to read some verses from the book, to give a one-and-a-half minute summary, to hear a human interest […]

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The World on a Plate

What is it that is before you each time you sit down to eat? For what are you giving thanks? Every Saturday morning I take Ben to his guitar lesson at Crossways Music in Beeston (above the Christian bookshop). In the half hour the lesson lasts, I head to the Flying Goose a few doors […]

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What is the meaning of ‘head’?

I am in the process of writing a Grove Biblical booklet with the title ‘Women and authority: key biblical texts’ which aims to explore all the key texts in 28 pages! Due out in March. I cover Gen 1, 2, 3, Luke 24, John 20, Acts 18, Romans 16, 1 Cor 11 and 14, Eph […]

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Should women keep silent in church?

I am in the process of writing a Grove Biblical booklet with the title ‘Women and authority: key biblical texts’ which aims to explore all the key texts in 28 pages! Due out in March. I cover Gen 1, 2, 3, Luke 24, John 20, Acts 18, Romans 16, 1 Cor 11 and 14, Eph […]

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Who do you think you are: Genesis

I am working with Celia Kellett at BBC Radio Nottingham on an idea to present most of the books of the Bible, one a week, during 2011 as part of the celebrations of the King James Bible. The plan is to read some verses from the book, to give a one-and-a-half minute summary, to hear a human interest […]

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Overview of critical methods in studying the NT

Here is a short article I have written for the new edition of Exploring the New Testament vol 2 giving an overview of critical methods. Critical methods in the study of the New Testament In order to help to answer some of the questions raised here, New Testament studies as a discipline has developed a […]

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Who should Christians vote for?

It is great to see Christians making a serious attempt to raise issues in the run-up to the election, and despite the apparent marginalisation of faith communities in general and Christians in particular, this election appears to have given a higher profile than ever to the ‘faith vote’. But how should Christians vote? One answer […]

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Apple stories on Telegraph

I have just noticed that The online Daily Telegraph has a really good section of technology stories about Apple products here. It includes the latest evaluations of the iPad, and a fascinating story that Apple has filed a patent for 3-D glasses for watching films in 3-D, to which you can go directly here.

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How to recover messages from deleted mailboxes

You will learn here how to do something that no-one anywhere else on the internet can do! The problem: for some bizarre reason, when you delete a mailbox in Apple’s Mail, instead of going to the Trash in Mail or the Trash in the computer, the folder and files just disappear. The dialogue box says […]

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How to replace a cracked iPhone screen

Having done this myself twice over the New Year 2009/10, I am now the world’s expert on the best way to do it. Like many others have, I dropped my iPhone on Christmas Eve and the glass crazed. Apple quoted £114 to replace, so I looked elsewhere. A plea on Facebook yielded advice from a […]

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