Contents October 2021
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FROM GUNS TO GOD A JOURNEY TO FAITH AFTER A LIFE OF CRIME
Conversion therapy John Knox Singleness
A GOOD QUESTION Is Christianity woke?
MY CHILDHOOD as an alien
CLIMATE Church acts
Cover design Chris Andrews
‘I fell head over heels in love with Jesus’
‘The wrongness of this world is made right’
8 Climate Sunday David Coleman reports from Glasgow Cathedral
9 Cathedral protest Valerie King describes her arrest in St Paul’s Cathedral
Up from the streets Claud Jackson talks to Stephen Tomkins about crime and Jesus
A good question: Is Christianity woke One question, four answers
25 Any Earthly Use Can the church tackle climate change? asks Andy Atkins
27 Knox’s graven image Peter Stanford on Scotland’s iconoclastic reformer
My childhood as an alien Alex Clare-Young’s childhood in a body that felt like an enemy
31 Meals for the neighbourhood Serving food in Wolverhampton
32 Celebrating 50 together Anticipating the URC’s 50th
16 Chapter & verse Emmanuel Frimpong hears Jesus’s call
17 Sarah Moore Church can be a lonely place for a single person
18 I am... A survivor of conversion therapy looks back
19 Here & now Jo Harris celebrates the healing power of music
23 On the pilgrim way Sheila Maxey on the challenge of living in the present
38 Do stay for tea and coffee Paul Kerensa gets a surprising new job
4 Editorial 5 News 10 Letters 11 Art in focus Refugee by Kate Green 34 Classified adverts 35 Film review 36 Book reviews 39 Reform crossword
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