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A Swiss Hero

The Swiss, both Catholic and Protestant, esteem Nicholas von Flüe (1417–87) as the spiritual father of their country. Bruder Klaus, as he became affectionately known, was a farmer, soldier, councillor and judge who lived in Flüeli, the geographical centre of Switzerland…

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‘Europe 2021’

(If you expected to read about the Swiss and Irish heroes I referred to last week, hang in there –  they’ll get their turn). ‘The most challenging frontier for mission is right here in Europe’. For Jim and Christine Memory,…

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Footprints In Constance

Almost everywhere in Europe, you can trace the footprints of faithful minorities who dedicated their lives to the spread of God’s kingdom. Driving to the heart of Switzerland this month for a coaching event for young, aspiring Christian politicians, my…

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Bursting The Boundaries

When rivers burst their ancient boundaries, devastation of life and property results. We watched in shock on our screens this week as turbulent, rushing, muddy waters tore at the foundations of houses, tossed cars aside like toys and overturned rescue vessels…

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Cheering For Win-Win!

Fifty-five years have passed since England won its first and last major international football championship.  So understandably the English are getting wound-up about ‘bringing football home’ on Sunday evening’s EURO 2020 final with Italy. The big question is, will the…

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