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Personality and Politics

Early in December 2011, Krunch, a faith-based charity working with young people across Sandwell, were approached at short notice by a senior figure from Sandwell local authority to host a ministerial speech. Later the same day, 4 people from London …

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Is God ticked off by our poor turnout?

In the 2010 general elections, the percentage of people who actually turned out to vote was 65.1%. In Wolverhampton the turnout was 61.6%. That figure drops even more dramatically to 44% when analysing the turnout amongst 18-24 year olds. (More …

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Christians should not vote.

Editor’s note: Afzal Amin, a Tory candidate for Dudley North, is accused of plotting with the English Defence League to increase his vote by intervening in a row over a new Mosque. Dudley Councillor and MEP for UKIP Bill Etheridge is …

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Police, Politics and Prayer

According to BBC News, WM Police are planning to lose more than 2,500 jobs by cutting neighbourhood officers and introducing “self-service” policing. Such funding cuts ultimately mean fewer Police on streets. What does this mean for the state of the …

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Forget voting, I’d rather go on Facebook.

According to a recent survey, the average user spends approximately 42 minutes a day interacting with Facebook. Most of us will invest those 42 minutes trawling through our newsfeed, looking at people’s photos and updates and willingly assigning a digital …

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PRAYING IN THE MARKETPLACE

Christian business people have been meeting in Wolverhampton Science Park to pray for businesses in the city. “A small group of Christian business people had been meeting to pray for businesses in the city for a couple of years”, explains …

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TV STATION IN WALSALL SCHOOL

The UK’s newest local television station, Big Centre TV, which is due to launch at the end of February, has agreed to broadcast from Walsall Studio School. The school was created by Walsall based Charity, Vine Trust Group, who prayerfully …

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JOINING UP THE SPIDER’S WEB

“The borough of Sandwell has a wealth of community projects and welfare charities doing a tremendous work in bringing the Kingdom of God in its rawest sense into the lives of many disadvantaged people,” explains Marcus Penberthy, himself a trustee …

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NOT YOUR TYPICAL ESTATE AGENTS

“Work is more of a mission field than Church so that should be every Christian’s focus when it comes to living out their faith.” A genuine and heartfelt statement from a man very much putting his money where his mouth …

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THE 9-5 WINDOW

A couple of weeks ago, I was sorting through some of the files on my old USB stick when I started sifting through the folder title “Preaches”. One stuck out to me, dated 18/11/2007. I’d called it “The 9-5 Window” …

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