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Jon Kuhrt

‘Hector’

Difficult to watch at times, “Hector” is a gritty and moving road-movie about a homeless man traveling from Scotland to London for Christmas – a powerful reminder about the tragic story that lies behind many people’s homelessness. […] Read More

Helping people with complex problems is in itself complex. However, these 3 truths drawn from Galatians will help you to ease others’ burdens and establish appropriate boundaries. […] Read More

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Using actual war footage restored to lifelike standards, Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” is a much-needed antidote to the heroic Hollywood rubbish passing for “war films.” […] Read More

My daughter and I participated recently in a “Sleep Out” event on the grounds of St James’ Church in Piccadilly in London. The event was a fundraiser for my organization, West London Mission, a Methodist nonprofit working to address homelessness in London. It was an uplifting evening – 82 supporters gave up their beds for […] Read More

I was with a group of volunteers recently who have been running a night shelter for homeless people over the last eight months. They come from 13 different churches and a local synagogue in central London. As well as Christians and Jews, a significant number of volunteers are also Muslims. Now in its seventh year, […] Read More

Churches are on the front line of responding to homelessness because of how often people call on their doors asking for money. I grew up in a vicarage and homeless people (or “tramps” as we called them) used to come to our door to ask for help. My mom would make sandwiches, but I remember […] Read More

A man came asking for help while I was visiting with the church’s minister recently. He was not from London, but his wife had just been discharged from a local hospital following an emergency operation. They had nowhere to stay and no money for a hotel, so he was asking for cash to help them […] Read More

A heated debate broke out recently in my church. Pastor Phil Robinson and I were discussing our mission as a church by addressing two questions: 1. Should we emphasize proclamation or social action? 2. Which is more important: What the church says or what it does? As a preacher, Phil insisted that proclamation and evangelism […] Read More

When Christians talk to others about Jesus, it is more likely to turn them off than attract them. This conclusion, highlighted by The Guardian, was one finding in “Talking Jesus,” a Church of England report published last week. So how can Christians share their faith in ways that are relevant and do not make people […] Read More

Another avalanche of media coverage emerged recently about a row between the Church of England and the United Kingdom government. This time it relates to the refugee crisis. The bishops have accused the government of dragging its feet and not responding adequately to their offers to help mobilize the churches. Stephen Cotterill, bishop of Chelmsford, […] Read More