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Well Santa’s probably on a lilo in Ibiza by now – that’s Christmas done for another year. New Year’s around the corner, near-sniggering at the unrealistic resolutions you’re thinking of making. In a few days all the smokers will be swapping cigarettes for patches...

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ so the seasonal song goes. But shouldn’t it go, ‘It’s the most wonderfully weird time of the year’? Just what is going on?
 
Heaven opens up and places God into the birthing canal of a teenage...

Frost-bitten, cold to the bone, back-breaking work and lonely as hell. The life of a shepherd was not to be envied. It was a thankless task – people looked down their noses at you. Poorly paid because it required minimal intelligence and even less personal hygiene. Looking after sheep was...

And on that first Christmas, the noise and the hustle and the bustle of market traders and shop owners pushed three wise men from stall to stall. Children ran excited through the streets; parents looked overwhelmed with last minute preparations and arrangements. Food was flying off the market...

The Apprentice: a boardroom look at entrepreneurial talent or an excuse for desperate business graduates to take out their frustration and anger on each other? Each episode, teams are headed up by different project managers in order to win money-making tasks. Often the degree of success will...

Without ‘bit-part’ extras in films the story cannot be told. Often Christians who are digging in and serving God or other people are compared to bit-part extras. But it doesn’t sound ideal, does it? Where’s the joy in that?
 
Why do we bother serving?...

When Joseph became a ruler in Egypt, he saw hard times on the horizon for the nation. So he, ‘stored up huge quantities of grain … The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all other lands...

Today’s verse is one of those biblical double-takes – what does it even mean? A bit of context for you: in Old Testament times, grapes, olives, fruits would all have grown on vines. Without grapes, the people would have no drink; without olives, no oil; without fruit… well you...

Staying clear of porn these days is probably harder to do than at any other time. It is so readily available. And it’s not just what you’d expect on the internet; random products are sold on billboard posters by basically-nude models. Music channels parade pop videos that would once...

CS Lewis writes, ‘Now suppose you came to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate onto the stage and then slowly lifting the cover as to let everyone see, just before the lights went out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, would you not...