Tag Archives: life

How to really make Britain great again.

the whole question of where Britain ranks in the world economy has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether Britain is great. What matters is whether Britain is becoming more human. Continue reading

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“Back in the day …” But why not now?

There was a time when it was wrong to tell a lie. There was a time when we were taught that “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” There was a time when we were taught … Continue reading

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A morning prayer for the wealthy

Dear Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Thank you for bringing me safely through another night and for the promise of a new day. Thank you for blessing me with health, wealth and good friends, and thank you for my … Continue reading

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Two shirts at Christmas?

Friends on Facebook know that I often share posts highlighting injustice.  And I have written blog posts prompted by claims that ‘austerity’  is working.  But in the face of injustice, with a government that shows no sign of compassion, and … Continue reading

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“Christianity – Why Bother?” … out now

Belief in God is claimed to be on the decline, and many cannot see a reason to question whether God might exist. What would be the point? Why make the effort? That is why “Christianity, Why Bother?” deserves a read. … Continue reading

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Greece is on the verge of a great future – don’t throw it away!

What is it that defines a successful country? The wellbeing of the citizens, or the nation’s riches? The two are not the same. Wellbeing: feeling loved and valued, health, happiness, contributing to society –these are the things that matter, that … Continue reading

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Financial advice from Money Box Live, or Pope Francis?

I was listening to the radio program Money Box Live last week. They were talking about pensions. It seems that if you delay taking your pension for a year then the amount of your pension increases by about 10% per … Continue reading

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There are no border controls on the Kingdom of God

Jesus taught that “the Kingdom of God is at hand”. But how do we get there? Do we need a passport, or apply for a visa? Do we have to pass an entrance test to become a citizen? Anselm described … Continue reading

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“You can’t support them all can you?”

Let me start by start by confessing that I am writing this to myself as much as to anyone else, and particularly to those of us who call ourselves Christians. It covers the challenging topic of giving money. Often we … Continue reading

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I think I might be a panentheist – I hope it’s catching!

The ancient Celts knew a thing or two. They were not the wild fighters who the Sheriff of Nottingham brought in to drive Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood from his idyllic woodland village. They had a special understanding of the nature … Continue reading

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