"We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice,
we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (1943-1945)

Andrew Symes

IFTCC launched as so-called liberal society closes off some choices and enforces others

Posted by Andrew Symes on 16th October 2018

A summary of the the launch of the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling choice (IFTCC.org)

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‘Voices of the Silenced’ – is it best to keep it that way, or should they be heard?

Posted by Andrew Symes on 27th February 2018

What makes a good society? Should there be ‘liberalism’ and ‘tolerance’ for any point of view, within a framework of law that protects against exploitation and violence? Or are certain viewpoints, voices, actually better kept away from the public space, because they cause harm by stirring up hatred, affecting people’s mental health, or simply being inconvenient? And then, who decides?

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Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel: Day 1

Posted by Andrew Symes on 19th January 2016

an interdenominational group met for the first part of a three day conference entitled “Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel”, featuring the teaching of Christopher West.

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Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel: Day 2

Posted by Andrew Symes on 19th January 2016

Christopher West continued his exposition of biblical theology, tracing the teaching of Scripture about God, humanity, salvation and the church, using the theme of humanity created in the image of God, male and female. As before this was interspersed with contemporary-style worship, and time for conversation and fellowship.

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Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel: Day 3

Posted by Andrew Symes on 19th January 2016

The final day of the conference, Saturday 16th January, began as usual with coffee, fellowship, and worship led with passion and sensitivity by Helen Burgess and Edwin Fawcett. Not surprisingly, more people were present than on previous days. The programme was advertised as foregrounding Christopher West as a keynote speaker, but including two other significant inputs, as well as contributions from the floor.

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Transformation Potential: a report of the conference

Posted by Andrew Symes on 24th April 2015

This event provided analysis of cultural change, sexualisation of children, and the increasing restrictions on freedom from Christian Concern’s legal perspective.

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