One is a female, 21-year-old Cambridge University student. The other is a 55-year-old man, convicted of murder and with a history of drug crime. It would, perhaps, be reasonable to assume that they have little in common – but for a letter, sent by the Long Lartin inmate at the end of last month, after a reading that the student gave during the televised Carols from King’s service “touched [his] heart”.
Category: Current Events
For those facing Christmas this year, for the first time, with their usual traditions shattered, I feel that they too deserve thoughts and prayers.
It doesn’t matter who you are: virtually no one in Britain goes a week without being somehow reached by some part of the BBC. From cradle to grave, it beams its succulent rays; informing, educating,...
Every passionate politician, every outspoken opponent, every fervent voice; today, their power and influence was reduced to a single leaden cross.
“A year ago, it was all fine. Then everything happened.” Olga, a Guide leader from Alchevsk in south-eastern Ukraine, speaks with tenderness as she describes the troubles of the conflict back home.
I was honoured to be asked, as a recent Queen’s Scout Award recipient, to read at a service held to commemorate the start of the First World War. It was a real privilege but, more than that, it was enormously humbling. I’m very grateful for having been asked to participate.
The more I think about it, the more I think we’re due a visit from Jesus. The world is so hideous that I sometimes think it wrong to carry on praising God.
I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve developed an addiction. I’ve only got myself to blame but, try as I might, I just can’t seem to wean myself off it.