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How can I listen to a church talk if I don’t use the internet ?

Do you remember when some churches had cassette libraries for all the recorded sermons? Now everything is online, but how do you access this if you don’t have the internet?...

What can we learn from ‘the older generation’ about rationing?

Those over 80 were children in the 1940s: they may remember air raids, evacuation, sudden trauma and loss. They said ‘keep calm and carry on’, and their learned what it...

The Second Naivete

Youth is something of an obsession in Western societies; even within the church there seems to be a disproportionate amount of effort focused on young people. But, while engaging the...

Look up, look out, look back, look down: ideas to keep you going

Gillian Phillips writes: We are not in control of many things at the moment, but we don’t need to feel out of control. We have no choice but to be...

Tackling anxiety and fear in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Louise Morse shares some great ways for helping us manage during isolation and social upheaval. Isolation is not natural for human beings, writes Louise Morse - we are not designed...

The mental health risks of isolation – and how we can help each other.

Even before ‘social distancing’, research showed that more than a quarter of older people living alone have a mental health condition, and are 50% more likely to go to A&E...