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Festive tidings

LightsWhether you are preparing to celebrate Pancha Ganapati, Christmas, Dongzhi, Yaldā, Hatsumōde, Kwanzaa, Midwinter, Midsummer, Hogmanay, any other festival, or none in particular, here at TRS Chester we would simply like to take this opportunity to wish you a joyous and peaceful festive season.


Cultural lens: God Loves Uganda (Jon Morgan)

Hidden Perspectives

On Friday night I was privileged to attend a special screening of Roger Ross Williams’ 2013 documentary God Loves Uganda at the Showroom cinema in Sheffield, the final instalment of an LGBT film festival organised by Hidden Perspectives in association with POUT.

For those of you who have not come across it, Hidden Perspectives is a project based in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and headed-up by Dr Katie Edwards (Lecturer in The Bible in Contemporary Culture and Society), which aims to Continue reading


Reflections: On Co-opting Bonhoeffer (Ben Fulford)

Prophet of secularism, champion of costly grace: appeals to 
Bonhoeffer in recent Christian media

Teaching the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the first time this term, I’ve been more alert than usual to the different ways in which he figures in the media I consume.

One of the striking things about Bonhoeffer’s currency is the contrasting ways in which he appeals to different Christian constituencies. Some (often but not only of a more liberal persuasion) are drawn to the daring explorations of ‘religionless Christianity’ in the prison letters. Others (often but not only conversatives) appeal to Continue reading