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Issue No.105
21 October 2014
Main Story

Ready...aim...shoot

Ready...aim...shoot

Humanitarian photographer Laura Cook reflects on the story an image can tell

A question I am often asked is, "How did you get into photography?" This question is a really valuable one for me as it always leads me back to thinking about what my vision for my work is and pushes me constantly to reflect on how I can keep my faith at the centre of what I do

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Other Stories
Mind your language

Mind your language

Mind your language 

The register of language in church - does it matter?

How we convey and receive information to enable real communication and an understanding of a message is a theme woven through the articles in this issue. Sometimes we might think we've given a clear message - only to discover it isn't understood in the way expected. The contexts of the giver and receiver are among the factors that can make a difference especially when it comes to the use of language in church. In this article members of three different congregations reflect on how the words used can support or hinder their worship and the message being given. You might like to respond to their views by letting us have your opinion for posting on our website.

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It

It's all about sharing

It's all about sharing

Lucy Mills asks how people are using newer forms of media in a digital age

From the first writing tools to the telephone in the butler's pantry, from the telegraph to the text message - tools for communicating expand as technology develops. 

How - and why - do people use these tools to relate to others?

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Book reviews
Haphazard by Starlight

Haphazard by Starlight

This is the companion volume to Janet Morley's Lent book The Heart's Time, which Magnet reviewed in 2011...

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A Pennyworth of Peppermints

A Pennyworth of Peppermints

This lovely little book for 8-11 year olds is topical because it is a spy story set in the First World War. The story revolves around Ben, Sidney and Sidney's sister, Vera, who find an old bottle that has been washed up on the shore, with a message inside...

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The Mummyfesto

The Mummyfesto

Strange title? But perhaps the strap line gives you a clue! NOT man i festo, but a different emphasis altogether. This is a remarkable book which will make you cheer, laugh and cry!

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Coracle

Coracle

"I used to pray, and praying then was struggle with myself. Now I am made prayer, hollowed out a song that needs no sound." 
The Hermit's Cell

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