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Author Steve Maltz introduces this new series of short videos, where we will explore the questions posed by his new book 'Livin' the Life' www.livinthelife.church and other things too ...

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"There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies," says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust deniers — and their deliberate distortion of history. Lipstadt encourages us all to go on the offensive against those who assault the truth and facts. "Truth is not relative," she says. 

‘They will hate you because of who I am,’ Jesus says in the Gospels. He forgot to add: ‘And the ones who don’t have a clue will point and laugh.’ It’s a lesson Carol Monaghan has learned abruptly.

Monaghan is MP for Glasgow North West and a member of the Scottish National Party. A former science teacher, it’s fair to say she hasn’t grabbed the media spotlight in the way some of her colleagues have since entering Parliament in 2015. Still, she’s gone about her duties as an MP, seeing to the needs of her constituents, and serving on the Commons science and technology committee.

This week, the TV cameras finally found her. On Wednesday, Monaghan turned up to her committee and was met by a colleague’s question. What was that on her forehead?

Monaghan is a practising Catholic and had been to Mass that morning for the dispensation of ashes. For Catholics, and other denominations, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and a period of fasting, self-denial and reflection. Ashes are applied to the forehead, with the priestly reminder: “Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return”. This ceremony prepares Catholics for six weeks of contrition leading up to Easter Sunday, when we celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

Monaghan explained to her fellow MP and was met with a blunt response: ‘But this is going to be broadcast’.

To her credit, she kept her ashes intact, explaining: “I think they just thought I didn’t want to be embarrassed – but I was not going to rub it off. Many religions have visible symbols and Christians should not feel any embarrassment in either practising their religion or in the public display of religious symbols.”

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This is the first session of our Foundations East Anglia weekend conference at Belsey Bridge in October 2016. Peter Sammons introduces his 2020 vision. TO HEAR THE MP3

This is the second session of our Foundations East Anglia weekend conference at Belsey Bridge in October 2016. Steve Maltz introduces the day. TO HEAR THE MP3

This is the third session of our Foundations East Anglia weekend conference at Belsey Bridge in October 2016. Peter Sammons gives his first session on his 2020 vision. TO HEAR THE MP3

This is the fourth session of our Foundations East Anglia weekend conference at Belsey Bridge in October 2016. Peter Sammons gives his first session on his 2020 vision. TO HEAR THE MP3

This is the fifth session of our Foundations East Anglia weekend conference at Belsey Bridge in October 2016. Peter Sammons gives his first session on his 2020 vision. TO HEAR THE MP3

This is the final morning of our Foundations East Anglia weekend conference at Belsey Bridge in October 2016. This is the sumnary and testimonies TO HEAR THE MP3

AN INITIAL REPORT

TESTIMONIES AND COMMENTS

Published on 10 Apr 2012
Real Experiences.
True Miracles.
The Hand of The Divine.
Israel : An Eternal Nation .... Eternal Promise and ... An Eternal Miracle .
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Artless

Published on 3 Nov 2015
A re-imagining of the prophet Daniel in a 1940's Film Noir parody.

Hashkama

Israel takes Pride

“…and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)

Middle East Report

Stories this week include:  Jerusalem's new Aquarium  becomes a popular tourist destination, Israeli actress receives small salary for her role as Wonder Woman, Well known Evangelist   David Hathaway urges Christians to pray for this nation and Ancient drawings put Jerusalem on the

Olive Tree

This week we return to The Gathering, an event that occurred in late 2016 when thousands of Christians from many nations of the world, the majority from China and the Far East, gathered in Jerusalem along with local Messianic Jewish believers and Arab Christians.

Thinking Differently

Steve Maltz looks ahead to the challenges of 2016

Watching Over Zion

Please note, due to summer vocation, there will be no further reports until July 13, 2017.