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Leave Rap To The Experts Saddos!!

Just to prove that (c)rapness knows no cultural bounds! OK…this has been a ‘stop doing rap if it’s not your gig’ week. Indeed, what is worse is when churches think they’re cool by doing it as some sort of marketing tool to reach non Christians. They just think you’re tragic and very, very sad (more […]

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Church Planting In The United Arab Emirates

During our recent family holiday to Dubai we met an impressive young couple currently preparing to plant a church in Fujairah, one of the seven emirates in the UAE. Steve Jennings has kindly agreed to share something of the hopes they have for their future ministry. ┬áTell us a little about yourself My wife Katie […]

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A Look Back In Time

I found this little clip of the social history of Niddrie and Craigmillar online. I have also discovered that the urban regeneration that has been going on here for the last 10 years is not the first time the government has tried to ‘clean up’ the area in the last 100 years. Indeed, Niddrie & […]

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Building Friendships in Ministry

Friendship is of fundamental importance in our type of ministry. Schemes can be a place where we glimpse light and life one day and unrelenting darkness and hardship the next. We can feel like we’re making progress and then, like lightning, we can be sucked into the slough of despond. There’s lots of talk about […]

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The Christian & The War On Drugs (2)

Is the idea of treating addiction as a disease preventing addicts from overcoming their problems? Daily Telegraph writer and recovering alcoholic Damian Thompson, who has written a new book on the subject, explains that what worries him is the way addicted behaviour is “spreading around society”. “There is an acceleration of addictiveness”, he told the […]

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