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Recommended Reading for Lent 2018

As Lent approaches we round up our book offerings.   Friday’s Child by Brian Mountford Brian Mountford has chosen thirty five poems which explore the human experience of suffering and redemption, accompanied by his own thoughtful and witty commentary. The collection contains secular and sacred pieces in equal measure and came into being as part of a

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Articles

Recommended Reading for Lent 2018

As Lent approaches we round up our book offerings.   Friday’s Child by Brian Mountford Brian Mountford has chosen thirty five poems which explore the human experience of suffering and redemption, accompanied by his own thoughtful and witty commentary. The collection contains secular and sacred pieces in equal measure and came into being as part of a

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Why progressives need God

The problem Why? We are destroying the environment we depend on. For 40 years the rich have been getting richer and the poor poorer. Western powers including Britain have been dropping so many bombs on other countries, for so long, that it’s no longer news and we take it for granted. Environmental destruction, poverty and

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Who are the Prophets Today? by Ray Vincent

In November 2017 over 300 theologians at a conference in Boston, Massachusetts signed a Declaration deploring the corruption of Christianity in the United States. It expressed their concern about the way evangelical Christians, in capitulating political expediency and the prevailing popular culture, have deserted the true gospel of Jesus Christ and are preaching something totally

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Divine justice, worldly justice, the kingdom of God

What is the difference between divine justice and worldly justice? God has the power to prevent everyone from ever acting unjustly, but he doesn’t have the power to make everyone act justly as a consequence of love for him and for neighbor, since acting from love is not acting because one has been forced. However,

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Religion: Belief in the Past or Belief in the Future?

Inter-faith dialogue is one of the most encouraging developments of our time and a way of promoting and creating peace. However, in my view it often makes the mistake of focusing almost exclusively on tradition and history. We delve into our traditions to find things we have in common. Whatever question we are discussing, we

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Events & Announcements

Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light, by Sharon Kay Casey

In the Light, Being the Light Some of the conversions I have had concerning Heaven, ranges from, “So what does it feel like to be enlightened?”  Then there’s, “I want to have an experience like that but I’m just not there yet.”  There are the disbelievers that question.  Those who say they do not think

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Coming Soon to Circle Books

Publishing October2015 Clouds of  Heaven Beings of Light How does one describe the indescribable?  With trust, the words will come to paint a faint image of that which lives and dwells in us all.  This is a true story of a blessed life that through a series of events went to a dark place of

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Book News

New for September – Listening to God

Listening to God – Fuel for Ministry? An examination of the influence of Prayer and Meditation, including the use of Lectio Divina, in Christian Ministry. Author  John Draper trained as a church musician and was ordained in the Church of England in 1990, after training at Queen’s College, Birmingham. He has served in large urban

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New for June – Meeting Evil with Mercy

Meeting Evil with Mercy. An Anglican priest’s bold answer to atrocity – reflections upon the ministry of Martin Israel. At a time of great turbulence, this book offers solace and insight into the root causes of sorrow and violence. Meeting Evil with Mercy tells the absorbing story of Martin Israel, a Jewish doctor turned Christian priest, who

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