In the Wilderness

We are just starting Lent, and church services at this time of year remind us of Jesus in the wilderness. The wilderness is fascinating in all sorts of ways, though I must admit that my knowledge of wilderness is somewhat second-hand.  I caught something of the magic of the wilderness…

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Is Prayer Recoverable?

‘Prayer’ currently doesn’t have a very good press. The majority of church goers probably don’t bother with it, though they accept it is something they are supposed to do. For the increasing number of people who are more spiritual than religious, prayer is seen as boring and irrelevant. Prayer is…

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A Positive Vision of Europe

A Positive Vision of Europe Fraser Watts

The question of what kind of Europe we want has become a burning issue. However, the present discussion is strikingly negative. According to the polls, opinion is moving towards staying in, but that is largely fuelled by the growing realisation that leaving will cause a huge number of problems. So,…

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Debates about exorcism

Debates about exorcism - Fraser Watts

There continues to be quite a lot of public interest in exorcism (or ‘deliverance’, as the Church of England prefers to call it). For several years I had a role in deliverance on behalf of the church, and so know something about it from the inside. One of the fascinating…

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