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Girl Summit 2014

Every year more than 3 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) and 14 million are married before they reach 18 years of age. For too many girls these harmful practices end their childhood and are a violation of their rights to safety, health and education. This is a truly global issue, More

Dark news

Watching the news isn’t fun is it? OK Dolly the dog looks like she’s going to get a home with a Country Singer after all but that can’t make up for the stories we have to sit through night after night. Again and again we hear stories of abuse, abuse by ordinary people, celebrities, politicians. More

The heart that wags the tongue

I regularly read the BBC Magazine, a sort of online Sunday Supplement except that it’s published every day. On Friday the writer, Al Kennedy, wrote a point of view entitled ‘Why gossip has to stop’. You can read it here: I was interested because Ms Kennedy is not as far as I know a More

Reflecting on stats

‘You can make statistics say what you want!’ True but they can be helpful. I’ve been looking at the 2011 Census data for Leicester and it makes interesting reading. Here are some figures that struck me. Leicester population is 330 000, the number of students is 41 000. That’s about 12%. I guess the combined More

The Porn Trap

After the service tonight here are a few resources to help you or a friend who is struggling with porn. 1. Books Capture by a better vision, IVP. Tim Chester Sexual detox: A guide for guys who are sick of porn, Cruciform Press. Tim Challies What’s wrong with a little porn when you’re married? New More

Facebook and social media

Social media has come from something that a few geeks used to do in the background to mainstream. It is the focus of TV and radio but it also fuels many shows with the audience being invited to give their say. Undoubtedly the ability to connect like this can be a great force for good. More

Good websites

We blame the internet for many things but it can be a great gift of God to us. In no particular order here are some websites that you might find interesting The Gospel Coalition Is exactly what it says, a coalition of gospel people and churches. There’s lots of this site to explore. Largely More

Taking risks for the Kingdom

I spent a very happy four days speaking at the West Cornwall Convention at the start of September. Whilst there it was a delight to be involved in a Peninsula Gospel Partnership day What struck me was the risks that the different churches were making in order to help Cornwall here the good More

Open Hands at Christmas

One of the organisations that Knighton works with is Open Hands. We are very pleased to work with a charity that seeks to help people in Leicester in lots of different ways. Today there is much on the news about how some people are dependent on Food Banks to feed them. Open Hands has been More

A hunger for God

I don’t know about you but I want to pray more but fail so miserably at it. I talked to Warran Fawcett recently and he echoed it. ‘There are three good books out on prayer,’ he said, ‘and I intend to read them all.’ I’m going to try and do the same and also use More