Big questions

Hymns for Hiroshima

The events of 6 August 1945 still raise complex questions – what responses do we find in our hymns?     see details / comment

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Hiroshima – the fallout

How the events of 6 August 1945 changed the world     see details / comment

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Eliminating nuclear weapons: international negotiations

Brief introduction to two key agreements on nuclear arms proliferation     see details / comment

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Avoiding Holy Saturday

Thoughts on the significance of Easter Saturday by theologian Alan Lewis     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Crum, J. M .C., Death, Judgement, Eternal Life, Easter, Holy Week, The Passion and the Cross

God who knows our darkest moments (website only)

“God who knows our darkest moments” by Gareth Hill New on 20 October, 2016 – written to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, a hymn that speaks to all our griefs and to God’s unfailing constancy and love     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Iambic), Articles, Big questions, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Dim ond Iesu, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended 3 Comments

Wandering people – learning from the Bible

What the Bible says about refugees – a brief overview     see details / comment

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Refugees and the Bible – readings to explore

Bible readings about those who were forced to leave their homes or who faced persecution     see details / comment

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Choosing hymns – more than picking our favourites

The science of hymns and older people explored by Margaret Goodall     see details / comment

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Hymns and war – conflicting views

Two recent hymns for Remembrance Sunday raise questions about commemorating fallen service personnel in worship.     see details / comment

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Is singing on the way out?

Are Christians who argue over what to sing missing the point? The Revd Owain Jones thinks they are.     see details / comment

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Singing in the polling booth

Can hymns help inform our political choices?     see details / comment

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Are Christians really interested in one another?

Is the ecumenical project dead in the water, asks Laurence Wareing     see details / comment

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Halloween – a “thin place”?

Is there a case for reclaiming Halloween as an intrinsic element of the Christian celebration of All Saints? Laurence Wareing believes there may be.     see details / comment

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