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Andy Robb asks the question: 'Does God LOL? '
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A few months ago I was asked to contribute to a book with the same title as this feature; ‘Does God LOL?’ Or, if you're not user of social media terminology: ‘Does God Laugh Out Loud?’
29th August

August 29th, 2013 - Posted & Written by The Editor

Doug Horley's Wacky Words of Worship
Best known for his wacky children's songs, Doug Horley translates worship into words and actions that connect children to the God who loves them.
12th April

April 12th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Happy Birthday Derek the Cleric!
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Me o my! Who would have believed that it is three years since I first set foot (with great trepidation, I will add) onto the World Wide Super Highway and began ‘blogging’.
1st March

March 1st, 2013 - Posted & Written by The Editor

A Christmas Message From Derek the Cleric
Dear FriendsWith Christmas all but upon us this season is rather overshadowed by the looming spectre of an unfortunate incident which occurred at last year's ever-popular 'Carols at St.Cliff's'.
24th December

December 24th, 2012 - Posted & Written by The Editor

Andy Kind Ready to Stand Up and Deliver
“I don’t tell jokes in interviews.”If I were talking to a politician, musician or author I’d understand such a statement. But coming from a comedian – and a talented one at that, Andy Kind’s comment takes some explaining.
4th December

December 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Four Year Old Visits Heaven...And Comes Back!
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Meet the mum whose four year old son went to Heaven and came back to tell everyone in the runaway bestseller: Heaven Is For Real
8th November

November 8th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Three Year Old Visits Heaven... And Comes Back!
Meet the mum whose three year old son went to Heaven and came back to tell everyone in the runaway bestseller: 'Heaven Is For Real'.
1st November

November 1st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

The Perils Of Stuff
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It is easy to accumulate more and more possessions. Even the smallest steps can help to change our attitude.
13th September

September 13th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Jeff Lucas

'GodBaby' He Cries. He Wees. He Saves The World
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A Christmas poster and radio ad campaign which portrays Jesus as a baby doll and carries the slogan, 'He cries. He wees. He saves the world' was launched yesterday.
4th September

September 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

All creatures great and small
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With the news that a Church of England Curate has introduced a special liturgy blessing the cows owned by her parishioners, we take a moment to recollect some of the ways and places animals have come into contact with the church.
30th August

August 30th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Five Books that Caused a Commotion
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Some books and authors cause more than their fair share of commotion. The Church hasn’t always welcomed new books, new writers and certainly not new ideas. Here are five books that might have got their authors in hot water! 
15th August

August 15th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

The Friend No-one Wants
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When faced with criticism, is how we respond reflecting the grace of God and the person of Jesus?
14th August

August 14th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Jeff Lucas

Any old relics?
We may not have the bones of John the Baptist, but from the Grail to a thorn from the Crucifixion crown, the Uk and Ireland certainly arent devoid of remarkable relics or legends.
27th July

July 27th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Brentwood Priest Gets Icy Reception
Many of us have lived in fear of a thunderbolt from a wrathful God from time to time, but the priest leading a service in Brentwood, Essex, must have thought his time really had come when a block of ice crashed through the roof of his Cathedral.
25th July

July 25th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Calling All Comedic Clergy
The BBC is on the hunt for a new set of comedic clergy – not to replace the Vicar of Dibley or the Father Ted team, but to star in a new show called ‘Old Vicars Telling Jokes'.
20th July

July 20th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Oxford tests link bones with the Baptist
Oxford scientists who tested pieces of bone found in an ancient altar, say they belong to a Middle Eastern man who lived in the 1st Century AD - fuelling claims that they are relics of John the Baptist.
19th July

July 19th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Ask Derek the Cleric: Socks and sandals?
Derek answers an important fashion question: is wearing socks with open-toed sandals still the summer dress code for Christian men?
13th July

July 13th, 2012 - Posted & Written by The Editor

Nessie is cited - but not sighted
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The legendary Scottish monster Nessie is at the centre of controversy, after it emerged that some Christians believe she disproves evolutionary theory.
5th July

July 5th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

On a mission from God: Rome and The Blues Brothers
‘We’re on a mission from God’ the classic line from the cult 1980s film ‘The Blues Brothers’ has found favour in an unlikely place – the Vatican.
3rd July

July 3rd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

The other man's grass...
For anyone who thought they were doing well bringing a live Donkey into a nativity play, York Minster has upped the ‘nature’ ante – by carpeting the nave in real grass for a special service.
2nd July

July 2nd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

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