I missed church yesterday morning because I was transfixed to the BBC's coverage of Mandela's final journey home. And I know I wasn't the only one: the Twitter-sphere and Facebook chatter told me that other deviants were out there.
PDF-Download of the 12 Theses on “Pacem in Terris” International Expert’s Panel „Measure Human Rights 23.-24.10.2013: 50 Years of Encyclica ‚Pacem in terris’ and its Application in the Catholic Church“, University of Muenster, Excellence Cluster „Religion and Politics“, chaired by Prof. Dr. Marianne
As I walked up the many steps to the preaching pulpit in Central Baptist Church near Red Square in Moscow, I had a flash back. Looking down I recalled a picture of Billy Graham preaching in that same pulpit in a time when the Soviet Union was in its ascendancy. What I didn’t know was that it
The last 48 hours has been enriching. I spent the evening of International Anti-Corruption Day at St Johns College Durham with the founder of Fairtrade, Richard Adams, OBE, discussing some of the links between the work he stared 30 years ago and the enduring challenges of extreme poverty and corrup
My last big ambition just passed away. I always wanted to meet Mandela. When he walked to freedom the whole world put out a red carpet to greet him. Robben Island's celebrity had learned that forgiveness was more liberating than hate.
I can't remember the last time I spent a weekend with a bunch of Methodists, but last weekend I had three sessions of Bible teaching on my rather ambitious title of ‘Advocacy and the Spirit of Prophecy’ on Saturday, and then on Sunday I preached in the morning service at Gracious Street Methodist Ch
Schirrmacher and Johnson at the Vatican Protestant Choir, the “Thomanerchor” from Leipzig, participates in papal mass (BQ 262, Bonn, 03.07.2013) The executive chair of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, Thomas Schirrmacher, was the only Protestant spokesperson at the recen
It seems unlikely that an imposing former professional British football (soccer) player would end up as a social worker. And even more unlikely, is that he would be appointed by the Chinese government to help solve one of their most pressing problems – over a million orphans left on streets or langu
Watching the devastation caused by the super storm, Yolanda (Haiyan) has been like an out of body experience. Three weeks ago I was in Manila. So the estimated 10,000 killed in Tacloban city, the hundreds of thousands homeless and the stream of horror stories have become more than just cold st
It was the 1960s. Teenagers in Rome were as much into psychedelic music, mind-tripping drugs and hippy music as they were in LA or London. But not all. Countering the counter-culture, a group of young people in Rome eschewed the activities of their friends and sought a closer walk with Christ. Hungr