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Robbed in church: 4 things I learnt

// My handbag was stolen from under my chair in church...

Written by Sarah Stone

Picked by Amaris Cole

What a beautiful reminder of what we’re called to be. I love that Sarah says she was the one who was changed by this exchange. What kind of place would we live in if we were all brave enough to have conversations like this?

Earplugs & radiation: what’s the point of prayer?

// "I don’t have faith that God will grant each one of my requests."

Written by Jonty Langley

Picked by Chine Mbubaegbu

In his inimitable style, Jonty Langley, is able to communicate really complex theological ideas in a way that makes them totally relatable to real life. Theologians have been grappling with prayer for centuries and this article helps us get our heads round this a bit more by demonstrating the idea of prayer through losing earplugs that might get stuck on your bum. Classic.

Can you be a Christian and buy a diamond ring?

// After promising to myself that I'd never buy an uncertified diamond, I bought two...

Written by Jim Atkins

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

Posted over two years ago, Jim Atkin’s post about buying an ethically-sourced engagement ring still rings true… so much so that we featured it in our newest threads mag.