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Surviving torture Goats of peace JPIT

covid-19

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HOW IS GOD with us?

OLDEST PERSON in the world

THE BIBLE DOES not tell me so

Cover image Chris Andrews

‘I felt I must do something’

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‘I am more aware that God is close’

FEATURES

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Age to age Bob Weighton, world’s oldest man, talks to Stephen Tomkins

COLUMNS

16 Chapter & verse Peggy Mulambya-Kabonde on why we must sail with Jesus

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A good question: How is God with us? One question, four answers

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The Bible doesn’t tell me so Rosalind Selby considers how to read the Bible when it isn’t answering our questions

28 Church in a time of crisis How have churches been effected by the Covid-19 virus, and how are they responding?

17 Commitment-Phobe Does church matter?

18 Here & now Victoria Turner considers how church can be community without physically meeting

19 I am... How Kolbassia Haoussou overcame torture

23 On the pilgrim way Sheila Maxey gives thanks for blessings in strange times

31 The goats of peace How an innovative livestock trading scheme brought peace to a Kenyan village

38 Do stay for tea and coffee Paul Kerensa considers introverts in self isolation

32 Our other crisis Simeon Mitchell on how the economy could better address the climate crisis

33 Voices from the Holy land: Part four Eid Abu Khamis, a Bedouin activist, tells his story

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4 Editorial 5 News 8 Letters 10 Art in focus Gaia by Luke Jerram 24 Subscriptions 34 Classified adverts 35 Film review 36 Book reviews 39 Reform crossword

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‘We ask questions the Bible’s writers couldn’t understand’

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