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IN THIS ISSUE THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND AND BREXIT - What it means for the Kirk, at home and abroad There are so many questions’: A Church Elder in Brussels A DIVINE GIFT - The benefits of humour Plus much more across 60 pages

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This month’s question is: ‘Does your church do anything different or unusual during Holy Week.’
Ron Ferguson considers the deeper messages of Lent.
The Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning emphasises the importance of speech (and silence).
The Very Rev Albert Bogle says we are all in search of something beyond description.
With Britain due to leave the EU in a year, Thomas Baldwin looks at how the Church of Scotland, at home and abroad, is preparing for Brexit.
Jacquelyn Maclennan, a Church of Scotland elder in Brussels, tells Jackie Macadam of her concerns for the future in post-Brexit Europe
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John R Hume reflects on one of the most northerly churches in the UK.
The Very Rev Dr James Simpson reflects on the benefits of humour.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of the novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley. The Rev David McCarthy reflects on the Christian messages of the novel – and its revisions.
Thomas Baldwin reports on a visit to the Middle East by the Moderator.
Thomas Baldwin reports on one church’s attempt to bring history to life ahead of the opening of a new pilgrim route.
In the last of the series, the Rev Richard Baxter considers whether a journey’s end is really a new beginning.
Thomas Baldwin hears about the impact of climate change on one African nation.
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The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers considers one of the sensitive touchstones of Church life.