Seeing the world through a child's eyes

By Craig Borlase | 17 May 2019 | Comments (4)

Sometimes it takes a child to remind you how to see the world.

 

Lately, there have been a few of those moments in our family. None more so than the night before the funeral when our youngest daughter spoke about how ‘there’s a sadness inside me about Grandpa, but the happiness about him being in heaven is even brighter.’

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10 Christian environmental organisations to support

By Catherine Durant | 17 May 2019 | Comments (1)

If you’re looking to support Christian charities who are focused on looking after our planet, we’ve compiled a list of organisations for you to look into.

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40acts 2019: that's a wrap!

By Kezia Owusu | 29 April 2019

Another Lent has come and gone and once again we bore witness to thousands of acts of generosity.

It really is a privilege to sit behind the screen and produce a challenge that inspires a ripple of goodness into sometimes dry and tired lives. Though I can’t always feel the tangible impact of what we do, I know that the acts we have done over this Lent are causing a chain reaction of generosity that will hopefully keep picking up momentum.

Thousands of people across the world joined us to do Lent differently, and to every person we say a massive thank you and well done!

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The Morgan's Crazy Canoe Marathon

By Debbie Wright | 29 April 2019

 

‘Welcome to the Morgans’ latest slightly crazy project! We’re going to be paddling 127 miles over six days in May in a fundraising canoe marathon down the Thames from Witney to Westminster.’

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Publius, Unusual Kindness, and Trivial Pursuit

By Barrie Thompson | 28 April 2019 | Comments (6)

So, be honest: if I’d asked you yesterday to name as many biblical characters as you could beginning with the letter ‘P’, would Publius have been in your list? He certainly wouldn’t have been in mine. Let’s face it, Publius is an answer that would win you the main prize on Pointless, and probably ensure you won £1million on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!

 

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Share Magazine - Spring 2019 Extras

By Alexandra Khan | 24 April 2019

 

In the Spring Edition of Share magazine, we published Pastor Agu's '12 Things To Inspire Radical Generosity'. Watch the full video of the speech above, as well as an exclusive interview below. 

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The new-look Stewardship Giving Account: Getting the right information for your tax return

By Bethan Walker | 15 April 2019

Thanks to participants of our Early Adopter Programme who provided feedback about the new transactions feature since it was added to the new-look Stewardship Giving Account. 

With the tax year having come to an end, we've received comments from participants asking how to filter information in their transactions list for their tax return. We've put together this simple how-to-guide to ensure you access the information you need. 

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Post Soul Survivor - What happens next?

By Daniel Jones | 6 April 2019 | Comments (1)

With no Soul Survivor events happening from 2020 onwards, others are beginning to share their plans. Check back for updates, but here’s what we know so far…

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Support-Raising: The Basics

By Fiona Mearns | 3 April 2019

Remember Ladybird books?  You’d need to be of a certain age to have bought them first time round although they’re experiencing a resurgence of late for a more ‘mature’ market.  One of their series —‘how it works’ — tackled everything from the Hovercraft to Vinyl Records and their purpose was to help their readers get to grips with the essentials. 

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On Living Greatly

By Mark Greene | 26 March 2019 | Comments (1)

(This article first appeared in the March 22nd 2019 email from LICC’s Connecting with Culture series. Author Mark Greene has kindly allowed us to share it.)

Life is not a highlights reel. And nor are the great novels.

Inevitably, of course, screen and stage versions of big books like Victor Hugo’s much-adapted Les Misérables tend to focus on events that drive the narrative forward, moments of deep ethical challenge, intense emotion, and high personal jeopardy. But Hugo’s ambition for his tale of the gospel-fuelled transformation of Jean Valjean from disdained felon to selfless citizen went far beyond showing the triumph of godliness under extreme pressure. Rather, Hugo, whose faith position is disputed, is interested in portraying the possibility of radical consistent godliness worked out in everyday life.

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