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David Keen

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Random Election Rant
In no particular order: The Conservatives don't deserve to win this election. Why not?  - Calling the election was clearly an opportunist grab for a bigger majority, barely discussed within the party, and in nobody's interest but those of the Conservative p...

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"On the edge of a significant crisis": the reality of schools funding
The chair of governors at a nearby primary school gives their take on school funding: Our education system is teetering on the edge of a
significant crisis. The policies of this current government have left
schools in a dangerous place financially, having...

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Teresa May Card School: Election Snap, and other games for all the family
This morning the Prime Minister was due to announce the launch of Election Snap, a new card game from the Conservative party. Should have gone to Specsavers. It is one of a growing range of games from the Teresa May Card School, many invented in the quiet h...

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Lent Thought
"I remembered reading the account of a spiritual seeker who interrupted a busy life to spend a few days in a monastery. 'I hope your stay is a blessed one' said the monk who showed the visitor to his cell. 'If you need anything, let us know and we'll teach ...

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The Lego Batman Movie: New Bricks, Same Message
Like any dutiful parent of a Lego-mad son, the fixed point in school half term week was the Lego Batman Movie . Less frenetic than the Lego Movie, and following a more conventional storyline, it was fun and occasionally inspired without being spectacularly ...

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Appointing a Vicar
over the next few days we will be mostly doing this. Prayers appreciated, if you're that way inclined.

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Time to Talk Day
CS Lewis experience in his grief still strikes a chord. “An odd by-product of my loss is that I’m aware of being an embarrassment to everyone I meet. At work, at the club, in the street, I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds wheth...

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Jesus' Border Policy; A Clarification
I'm prepping for Sundays sermon on Matthew 19, whilst the world debates border controls. Struck by the fact that the Kingdom of God has an open border policy for the poor in spirit, children, persecuted and those who express their faith through kindness, an...

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Boycott this blog if you don't agree with it
If Chinese new years were named after cricketers, 2017 would be the Year of the Boycott. A few weeks ago an American chat show host disinvited a potential guest because of the comments they had made about homosexuality. Ewan McGregor then disinvited himself...

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New Alpha film series - 'who is Jesus?'
A few months ago Alpha redid there materials into a new 'film series'. These are good - nicely presented, a move away from the lecture style, to something a bit more varied. I've used the clip on the reliability of the new testament (from 6:40 in) and folk ...
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