Friday, 18 March 2011


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The second Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) publication this week is Unreconciled.  This book relates to this year's Lent course and is also to feature on BBC Radio 4.

The book is by Anne Richards, with the Mission Theology Advisory Group, 'Unreconciled: Exploring mission in an imperfect world'.  Christians pray for peace and reconciliation and give money to alleviate the plight of others, while nodding to our neighbour whose problems we are not aware of. The Unreconciled are among us, but, because they don't make headlines, we assume they are coping and don't need our help.

The radio programmes address the following questions:
  • How do we bring about reconciliation?
  • Who is responsible for bringing about world peace?
  • Who should feed the hungry?
  • What happens when attempts at reconciliation fail?
  • How do we cope with failure?
These are some of the questions that are explored in the Lent course for 2011: The Unreconciled, which continues our partnership with BBC Radio. Beginning with the Sunday before Lent / Ash Wednesday, we reflect on our journey on what God has done for us in the crucifixion, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Because, in 2011, we are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, each resource will also have a special emphasis on how Scripture helps us to understand the plight of unreconciled people and our hope in Jesus Christ.

Each week begins with Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 (0810-0850), complemented by additional programmes on the Daily Service (0945-1000 BBC R4 LW), and Sunday morning BBC local radio programmes will carry special items based on the themes of the course.  The local programmes are listed in the Rerligion and Ethics section of your BBC local Radio station website.
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