The Magazine - Spring 2019
God at the ballot box
Articles in this issue...
Faith and politics: what would Jesus do?
Catherine Waddams, economist and professor considers Jesus' response in the political arena.
Where we all think alike, no one thinks very much
Tim Lenton meets some local Christians expressing their faith in the political arena.
People of faith in a time of uncertainty
Lee Marsden, Professor of Faith and Global Politics, University of East Anglia considers a faith response to our current geopolitical turmoil.
Moving beyond ‘us’ and ‘them’
When people in Norfolk ask the Revd Philip Harvey where he's from, he pauses. The pause accounts for the fact that he left Australia in 2002, then lived in Germany, Oman, Luxembourg and, since July 2017, in Sprowston (north Norwich) as curate. He shares his thoughts on the perspective this physical and spiritual journey has given him.
Diocese in Europe offers reassurance
Did you know that the Church of England has a Diocese in Europe? Some of their Ordinands train alongside ours through the Eastern Region Ministry Course. Charles Read asked the Diocesan Bishop, The Rt Revd Dr Robert Innes, a few questions.
Aylsham High School Festival of Faith
Do God and politics mix? How will Brexit affect the Church? How does faith motivate the work of Christians in politics? Who would Jesus vote for?
Jesus Cristo é o Senhor!
At the time of writing, with Brexit possibly just weeks away, David Foster joined some of the congregation of Igreja Batista de Dereham, a vibrant Portuguese-language congregation, over coffee and bolo de arroz to find out about their life in Norfolk and their hopes and fears for the future.
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About this Issue
At the time of writing (mid February) it is impossible to predict the outcome of the current Brexit debates. The sands are shifting daily and setting a context of rising panic and fear. Vitriol is flying fast and furious – in our Houses of Parliament, on our streets and in our media. It is against this backdrop this issue seeks to explore how we might engage and respond in this time of uncertainty, while maintaining our Christian integrity