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The Bible Society published this item earlier in the week:

"A picture of the Bible has flashed all around the world. It’s on every news channel and in every newspaper.

As an organisation devoted to distributing and promoting the Bible, we might be expected to be happy about that. But we’re not.

The Bible in question was held by President Trump, who’d taken a short walk from the White House to St John’s Episcopal Church. The area in front of the church had been cleared, by police using teargas, of demonstrators protesting against the killing of George Floyd by a white policeman who knelt on his neck."

To read more about why Christians in the UK are concerned about the president's actions read this Bible Society article.

Mark Woods at the Bible Society writes: "After the Ascension of Jesus, the disciples went into a strange time of waiting. All their old routines had broken down; they knew they had a message to share, but they weren’t sure what it was, and they didn’t know what was going to happen next.

"This Sunday the Church in the West celebrates Pentecost. In Acts 2 we read: ‘they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.' (The Message)

"And the rest is history."

Here are some resources for today ...

‘It’s the most relatable thing I’ve ever seen.’

Such was my housemate’s review of Normal People, the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel, and what finally convinced me to watch it. Twelve half-hour episodes later, I can confirm: she was right.

When I was growing up, I inexplicably longed for a film or a book or a TV series that contained no real drama. No deaths, no explosive break-ups, no extraordinary wealth or unbelievable meet-cutes… just something that showed life as it is.

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

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