Tag Archives: teachings of jesus christ

“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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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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God is fair, the economy isn’t, we can do our bit.

Mankind has established a system that breeds injustice. Wealth sucks money from the poor. Those with money enjoy luxury whilst those without struggle to survive. God is not like that. He is just and fair. The Apostle Peter writes, “This … Continue reading

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Work and Pay

I think the world has become confused about work. Instead of thinking that work is something to be endured to bring in the money we need to live, or a means of making us rich we should think of our … 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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A robust intellectual basis for Christianity is not enough.

I like to understand why things are like they are. As a child I was taught that science provides the answers that I needed. When in later life I became a Christian I thought that there was a conflict between … Continue reading

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“Here, there be dragons”

Centuries ago many people used to live their entire lives within a few miles of where they were born. Occasionally travellers would pass through with tales of far-away places which held wonders, treasures and maybe ‘dragons’. But few would dare … Continue reading

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Do we worship the same God?

There is and can only be one God. I am not going to defend that statement but to take it as read and see where it leads in the context of different religions.  If you don’t want to accept the … Continue reading

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