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Creaking on the Stairs

CREAKING ON THE STAIRS: Finding faith in God through Childhood Abuse

Mez McConnell

Christian Focus. 230 pages. 

ISBN: 978-1-5271-0441-9


This book surprised me. The quote on the front stated: ‘the most disturbing book that I have ever read.’ …

What is a Girl Worth?

On Wednesday morning, 24 January 2018, Rachel Denhollander gave a victim impact statement at the trial of Larry Nassar. The courtroom was packed, survivor after survivor had spoken, the pain was palpable, many tears were shed. …

A Lockdown Read


The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray

Anyone who spends time on Twitter will be familiar with Twitter wars. It is a forum perfectly designed to ignore nuance and polarise views. …

Equipping Women to reach others for Christ

Society has undergone a massive shift, and traditional gender roles are a thing of the past: young women aspire to the same careers as their male counterparts and nowhere is this more evident than on our university campuses. …

Truth, fake news and Christian maths

Truth is the currency of the gospel so why do Christians embellish their stories with fake news? We should be passionately committed to truth. Christians rejoice in the truth so why do we manipulate it? …

University ambition: unstable hopes and dreams

It is A-level result week. Much has been invested in the outcome. Many teenagers will get the grades they have been aiming for, and their parents will face the paradox of both getting what they desired for their children - educational success with its accompanying university place alongside the thing they quietly dread - their child leaving home. …

Should you serve in 'small' church?

We are a small church. The word small will conjure up all sorts of images in peoples minds depending on what your church experience is. Do I mean 200, 100, 50, 30 , 20, 10? Well I mean small as in a house group trying to punch above our weight kind of small. …

Beyond Myth

“A man who disbelieved the Christian story as fact but continually fed on it as myth would, perhaps, be more spiritually alive than one who assented and did not think much about it.” C.S.Lewis, God in the Dock

Calling out Spiritual Abuse

Horrific stories of historic abuse within the evangelical community were exposed by Channel 4 news last week and are now being widely reported in the media. I know many who have personally benefitted through the ministry of the organisation involved and I too benefitted vicariously from the teaching of those who grew up through this camp ministry. …

Popping the Gender Balloon concluding the Gender Agenda

Will the trend to define your gender in a myriad of ways last? I suspect that in a few years people will look back in bemusement at our gender obsessions, although maybe that is wishful thinking, after all gender is now an industry, it creates jobs from academia to counsellors, charities and clinics to the toy industry’s explosions of pink not to mention the myriad of online discussion forums and advertising revenue for vloggers. …


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