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Twitter is not the problem. Porn is.

I stared at the screen, horrified. Sometimes you wish you can un-see words. I had read Vicky Beeching’s recent blog post detailing the some of the Twitter abuse she had received following her support of the #LoseTheLadsMags Twitter campaign. It made my jaw drop to see the extent of the vile and misogynistic tweets. I […]

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On brokenness: Bangladesh, Oklahoma and me

I don’t know what to write without it sounding trite. Sometimes silence is better, and I hesitate to add my noise to the mix. But sometimes the words can help us pause.   ****   Bangladesh   For the last couple of months, I have had Isaiah 3 rattling around my head. It is a […]

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A few good men: Integrity and Ruth 3

Today I am angry. I am angry at the politicians who are meant to look after the most vulnerable in society who are taking money away from them and giving it to the super-rich. This is nothing new, but everything in me screams, ‘This should not be.‘ When I rant this at him, my husband […]

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Skivers, tax-avoiders and the generosity of God (Ruth 2)

It is hard for the rich to be generous.   This sounds counter-intuitive. Surely it’s harder for the poor to be generous? When you have so many extra resources you can spare them, you can afford to be more generous than those who have little.   This is true, yet it’s often the poor who […]

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Things I have learnt from #femfest

I’ve loved taking part in feminisms fest this week, and have really appreciated thinking this issue through with others. There have been some great posts all linked up in the sites below, so do check them out:   JR Goudeau – feminisms and me (stories of feminism) From two to one – why does feminism […]

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How I became a feminist

“Let me read to you from today’s paper,” she said, and though her voice was loud her hands shook slightly as she held out the newspaper.   We were crammed in for assembly, cross-legged, feeling uncomfortably younger than our sixth-form status.   “…yet another attack on Mo Mowlam’s appearance.”   I vaguely knew who Mo […]

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Deliver us from evil

I was transferring my text books from my locker into my school bag when a fellow student burst into the sixth-form common room.   “You,” she said, with eyes full of fire and fury, “you’re a Christian. Where was God when this happened?”   She indicated the headline on the newspaper. Sixteen children and one […]

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Facebook, friendship and the Gospel

There has been a lot of debate about the effects that social media is having on our society and Christian community.   Tim Chester, a Christian author I respect a great deal, has recently written a blog series on the dangers of Facebook. In one post, he wrote this: “Facebook encourages you to live elsewhere. […]

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