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Benjamin Welby
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As a Christian, how can I possibly honour this emperor!?

Prayer We spent last night at Central London Vineyard in solid prayer, bothering God about the state of the world.   It was challenging. Challenging to reflect on our own divided country as well as the one across the Atlantic. Challenging to think that…

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Did Phil Parkinson and Bradford City break Jose Mourinho?

A colleague of mine is a Chelsea season ticket holder and he just mentioned that last night’s atmosphere at Stamford Bridge had sent a clear message of support for their Special One. I jokingly suggested that their woes date from the afternoon of January…

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Fragile states and digital foundations

When crisis hits it puts unexpected pressures on infrastructure. In some cases the state or its civil society is resilient and can cope but where the physical, societal or administrative fabric is already fragile then issues are compounded and recovery…

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Code for the Kingdom London challenge: community

On the weekend of 2nd October Christians with a passion for digital technology are going to gather in 15 cities* on 5** continents for the first ever global Code for the Kingdom hackathon. I’m part of the Kingdom Code team organising the London event,…

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The bridge in, or near, my back yard http://bm.wel.by/k6

The trouble with the A23 If you were designing London for 21st century traffic you probably wouldn’t build the A23. It’s only 53 miles long but because it starts at Waterloo Bridge and finishes in Brighton it’s got five different owners. In the 17 miles…

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My view at 4.53pm on Saturday. #bcafc

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On Friday 19th December 2014 when the final agency switched on its pages we celebrated GOV.UK being ‘organisation complete’. Sat in a chippy dressed in a dinner jacket with heroes of the @GOVUK transition. Supremely proud to be part of this thing. —…

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This is the final entry in a series of blogposts unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public…

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In this series of blogposts I’m unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public is overdue; in the…

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In this series of blogposts I’m unpacking my opinions about the local government digital service debate. In the first post I set out my opinion that a single entity with the mandate and resource to address the common needs of the public is overdue and in…
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