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Joel Murray
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Follower of Jesus. Married to Hannah, father to Rebekah and Chloe. Fan of Leicester City. I do digital marketing for Visit Lincoln.
Follower of Jesus. Married to Hannah, father to Rebekah and Chloe. Fan of Leicester City. I do digital marketing for Visit Lincoln.

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The Meaning of Chloe Grace
Two weeks ago (Apriil 12th to be exact) Hannah and I welcomed into the world our second daughter. The pregnancy and labour went very smoothly, which we thank God for, but the tricky part was giving our new little girl a name. We had talked about girls' and ...
The Meaning of Chloe Grace
The Meaning of Chloe Grace
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Why 'Share to Win' Facebook Competitions Are Wrong
Competitions are a great way to raise awareness of a new product or event. Not only do they get the word out, but they offer your customers or followers something back, a reason to keep engaging with you. Facebook is a great place to do competitions because...
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3 Reasons Why Freshers Should Go to CU
I had the privilege of speaking at the University of Lincoln Christian Union 's Freshers' Week last week. I was asked to talk about why students should go to CU. If you don't know, CU stands for Christian Union - basically the Christian Society - and is par...
3 Reasons Why Freshers Should Go to CU
3 Reasons Why Freshers Should Go to CU
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Why we don't do Father Christmas
A family Christmas tradition we have started is a trip to  Doddington Hall  where we will take a look around the Elizabethan house's traditional decorations, order a coffee and cake from the delicious cafe, pick out a bauble from the Bauble Barn, and bring ...
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4 Proverbs for Social Media
The way people talk - and in the 21st century, type - shows a lot about them. Their temperament, their priorities, their wisdom. I find that, particularly on social media, the world would be a much better place if people were to think a bit more about how t...
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An Open Letter to an Ex-Friend
Dear old friend, It wasn't my choice to no longer be friends. You didn't even give me a chance to make up when you sent me this message on Facebook: "Hi Joel as lovely as you are I'm really sorry to unfriend you. I'm afraid most of my feed was full of rainb...
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3 Things I'm Looking Forward to Seeing in Cinema in 2015
John Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) image: starwars.com I love watching films. Whether it's during a quiet night in with my wife or with friends on the big screen. They offer a moment of escape from the stresses of life; they tell exc...
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What is the Good News?
At church my wife Hannah and I help support students in Lincoln to transition into life as a student and prepare them to leave university in the real world  as a Christian. As part of this we are looking at what the 'Good News' is and how it should affect o...
Joelociraptor: What is the Good News?
Joelociraptor: What is the Good News?
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What Would Jesus Say to a Fresher?
I was happy to be asked by the University of Lincoln Christian Union to help at their Freshers' Week this year, giving a talk during one of their lunch bars. This included the offer of free food and a talk that relates to Freshers on campus. The topic I was...
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Why I'm Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge has swept across social media and the world it seems but has always not sat quite right with me. Whether it was the cold water on my head part or the part where I put the video online for all to see, I wasn't sure. But a recent blog...
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