Category Archives: Minimalist Christianity

Christmas – the start of a tragedy?

We have just celebrated Remembrance Day, and we are in the lead up to another day  of remembering an event that modern philosophy would view as tragic.  Jesus Christ was born specifically with the deliberate destiny of dying a horrific … Continue reading

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More than a General Election

8th June 2017 was so much more than just a General Election.  I am writing this on June 9th with a joyful heart.  I give thanks that Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Patience, Goodness and Self Control are not … Continue reading

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One good thing about the Tory manifesto

The one good thing that I have discovered from the Tory manifesto is an increased empathy with the writers of the psalms.  They clearly had their own Tory party in power.  Psalm 10 reads: “Why, Lord, do you stand far … Continue reading

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“Forgive me my sin, as I forgive those who sin against me.”

Think about this carefully.  It is the route to national and individual healing. If we are a wealthy banker and are angry and unforgiving of those who voted for Brexit, then this prayer gives the Brexit voter permission to be … Continue reading

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“Sorry Jesus, you got it wrong”

Two children are in a fight, and when we separate them both point at the other and shout “well he started it”.  We might respond “well even if he did, you carried it on!” But as we grow older we … Continue reading

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Immigrants!

“A business man was coming back from a sales trip overseas.  His flight was delayed and he managed only to get the last train back to where his car was parked at the station.  It was late at night, and … Continue reading

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Is it possible to be a Christian and right wing?

It’s not complicated.  Jesus said “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me.” And what are His commandments? “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all … Continue reading

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Time to repent.

In an earlier post I wrote “Inequality between the richest and the poorest is a man-made thing. Men have put it in place. Men defend it. Men can dismantle it.”  I was wrong. Recent events clearly show that left alone, … Continue reading

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A contemporary Genesis

One morning I felt the inspiration to write a modern version of the Genesis account of creation, incorporating and alluding to the scientific discoveries of recent times.  I hope that nobody chooses to take offence: Before the beginning of time … Continue reading

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A Christian way to stimulate the economy.

Economic growth is seen as a good thing.  More economic activity generates more taxes and so allows the government more money to spend on healthcare, education, and welfare.  Society benefits from extra spend on these issues. But forecasters say that … Continue reading

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