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Defending England - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

The English Defence League – minus most of its recently-resigned leadership – is coming to Bradford on Saturday.

In one sense it is really nice that lost of people from outside the city want to come and visit. They need to…

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Losing our religion (Radio Times) - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

This is the text of the Radio Times article which caused a bit of irritated response in some quarters. It will be obvious that it is not critical of the BBC, but congratulatory and ‘encouraging’ of how things might develop constructively.

A couple of years ago, before X-Factor…

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Added by Guest Blogs on April 4, 2012 at 11:25 — No Comments

Bradford making Britain - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I managed to get home from a very positive Bradford experience (putting in a new vicar on a large estate) in time to see the second half of the first Make Bradford…

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Added by Guest Blogs on March 2, 2012 at 16:28 — 1 Comment

Bradford is British - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Tomorrow evening the first of two ‘reality TV’ programmes about Bradford will be screened on Channel 4: Make Bradford British. They have clearly earned their money in the media…

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Added by Guest Blogs on March 1, 2012 at 12:07 — No Comments

Stories - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I have just done this morning’s Pause for Thought on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show. I probably should have done something on ‘leap year’, but I did it on ‘stories’ instead.

Having been reading the Bible for a very long time now, I often wondered why Jesus chose to talk in images and…

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Pushing the boundaries - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I was doing Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2′s Chris Evans Showthis morning and arrived while some fun was being had at the expense of ITV. I caught the last half an hour or so of the Brits last night and was…

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Added by Guest Blogs on February 22, 2012 at 16:44 — 1 Comment

Boris and the airport - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I was driving over to a primary school in Ilkley this morning (dribbly rain and mist over the wild moors) and listening to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was being…

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Added by Guest Blogs on January 19, 2012 at 14:25 — No Comments

Three disclaimers and a plug - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Just for the record, I note the following:

1. On BBC Radio 4′s excellent ‘The Report’ programme, broadcast last night, I was introduced as having been a vicar in Southwark before moving to Bradford. Not true. I told…

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Added by Guest Blogs on November 21, 2011 at 10:10 — No Comments

A history of Christianity… - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Being out and about in parishes, deaneries, meetings with individual clergy and meeting with meetings, there isn’t much headspace or time for thinking or blogging.

So, being pointed to something that promises to be interesting and stimulating always helps.

Following last year’s BBC…

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Added by Guest Blogs on September 12, 2011 at 17:37 — No Comments

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