Now 'virtually' - The Place to Be

Keyworth Baptist Church

When it comes to words of spiritual wisdom, there’s a fine line between cliché and life-giving truth.

I remember the day, back in March, when my son returned from school for the last time. He was due to sit GCSEs this year, but in two days went from full-on revision mode to the shock of finishing school. We stared at the exercise books strewn across his bedroom floor.

‘Nothing is wasted’, I heard myself say, tentatively.

Maybe.

This article is one in a series (Connecting with Culture) from the the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.

The furore and subsequent U-Turn over A-Level and GCSE results being allocated by algorithm have dominated headlines this week.

Instead of students’ results being decided by their exam performance, grades were to be determined by a projection. The calculation included – amongst other things – factors such as their school’s historic record. Whether intended or not, the outcome saw those from disadvantaged backgrounds more likely to have their marks downgraded than students from wealthier areas.

This article is one in a series (Connecting with Culture) from the the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.

Editor's note:  With inim­itable wis­dom and grace, Fenélon, the 17th cen­tu­ry French arch­bish­op and author, writes to a spir­i­tu­al son who has fall­en ill. His advice? Allow phys­i­cal weak­ness to bring aware­ness of spir­i­tu­al weak­ness, an aware­ness that will result in being strength­ened by God. He also dis­cour­ages get­ting puffed up with spir­i­tu­al knowl­edge. Learn, yes, but more impor­tant­ly put the learn­ing into practice.

—Brian Morykon (This item is reproduced here by kind permission of Renovaré.)

prayerposter

Sign up for our news

Complete this form to receive our regular mailings.

Like or Share our FB page

KBC

Latest News

Baptist Union of Great Britain latest news

Baptist Times latest news

BMS World Mission - see in right column

World Watch Monitorreports the story of Christians around the world under pressure for their faith.

You're welcome

We hope you enjoy what you see and make use of some of our resources. And if you'd like to get to know us we'd love to hear from you. Use our contact form. In more normal times we meet at 10.15am at Keyworth Junior School on Nottingham Road, Keyworth. Here's a map of our location.

Policies

Here's our Data Protection policy

We put the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk first.

Here's our Safeguarding policy.

Contact Us

Please send your correspondence to the church secretary. Here are the contact details. Use the handy web form for your message. If you want a response remember to give us your email address.

PHOTO CREDITS
Slideshow shots by Ben White on Unsplash