Gordon Linney

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Mother Teresa: questioning and doubting were part of the faith journey of a spiritual great who inspired millions

‘My face shall not be seen.” It sounds like the latest Covid-19 masking instruction from the chief medical officer but is in fact a line from tomorrow(...)

Sir  David Attenborough has warned that our planet is in real danger. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The Season of Creation is a time set aside each year for Christians to reflect on their relationship with their Creator and the created order. It bega(...)

 The whale swallowing Jonah. Miniature from the Jewish Bible of Joseph Assarfati, Hebrew manuscript from Cervera, 1299, Spain.  DeAgostini/Getty Images

Last month, Brenton Tarrant, an Australian white supremacist, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 51 people, as they attended prayers(...)

There are people who, at great risk and personal cost to themselves, enable us to go on believing in humanity. We can and should support them. Photograph: Getty Images

Kamand Kojouri is an Iranian woman living in Wales. She teaches at Swansea University and is a published author. Her latest book, a selection of her p(...)

 Dr Francis Collins: one of America’s top scientists,  he insists that “belief in God can be an entirely rational choice, and that the principles of faith are, in fact, complementary with the principles of science”.    Photograph:    Patrick McDermott/ Getty Images

It was a relief when travel restrictions were eased, and it was possible to get out and enjoy the countryside. Many, including those who would not reg(...)

“Many are rediscovering a sense of community and our dependence on each other.” Photograph: Getty Images

They say that every cloud has a silver lining, and that no matter how bad a situation maybe some good will come of it. It is believed that the origina(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in across the line that divides their countries ahead of their meeting on April 27th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As first steps are taken on the road to a peace on the Korean peninsula it is worth remembering that when Jesus spoke about peace he was thinking abou(...)

Vincent van Gogh: Self-portrait with straw hat and artist’s smock, 1887 © Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum; Vincent van Gogh Foundation. Van Gogh served as a Christian missionary for a short period in southern Belgium.

The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is today recognised as among the most influential figures in the history of Western art, but his genius was only re(...)

Photograph: Cecilie Arcurs/iStock

A major concern for churches in Ireland and beyond is the declining participation of young people. This is not confined to Ireland, as a recent surv(...)

In one of the final episodes of the television series The World at War, a German woman, speaking some 30 years after the war, described what it was li(...)

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