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Jon Kuhrt

“Paradoxology: Why Christianity Was Never Meant to Be Simple,” a book by Krish Kandiah first published in 2014, does not shy away from some of the most difficult questions about the Bible. It’s a great gift to the church. […] Read More

There are times when being empathetic doesn’t help people. We need to use our heads more than our hearts and adopt a more rational approach to intervening positively in the world. […] Read More

‘Hector’

Difficult to watch at times, “Hector” is a gritty and moving road-movie about a homeless man traveling from Scotland to London for Christmas – a powerful reminder about the tragic story that lies behind many people’s homelessness. […] Read More

Helping people with complex problems is in itself complex. However, these 3 truths drawn from Galatians will help you to ease others’ burdens and establish appropriate boundaries. […] Read More

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Using actual war footage restored to lifelike standards, Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” is a much-needed antidote to the heroic Hollywood rubbish passing for “war films.” […] Read More

My daughter and I participated recently in a “Sleep Out” event on the grounds of St James’ Church in Piccadilly in London. The event was a fundraiser for my organization, West London Mission, a Methodist nonprofit working to address homelessness in London. It was an uplifting evening – 82 supporters gave up their beds for […] Read More

I was with a group of volunteers recently who have been running a night shelter for homeless people over the last eight months. They come from 13 different churches and a local synagogue in central London. As well as Christians and Jews, a significant number of volunteers are also Muslims. Now in its seventh year, […] Read More

Churches are on the front line of responding to homelessness because of how often people call on their doors asking for money. I grew up in a vicarage and homeless people (or “tramps” as we called them) used to come to our door to ask for help. My mom would make sandwiches, but I remember […] Read More

A man came asking for help while I was visiting with the church’s minister recently. He was not from London, but his wife had just been discharged from a local hospital following an emergency operation. They had nowhere to stay and no money for a hotel, so he was asking for cash to help them […] Read More

A heated debate broke out recently in my church. Pastor Phil Robinson and I were discussing our mission as a church by addressing two questions: 1. Should we emphasize proclamation or social action? 2. Which is more important: What the church says or what it does? As a preacher, Phil insisted that proclamation and evangelism […] Read More