Category Archives: Justice

Biblical Justice vs. Human Justice I’m afraid we don’t understand what justice is. I think many of us get our idea of justice from Hollywood action movies (getting even with our enemy) or episodes of Law and Order (giving the bad guy what they … Continue reading

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Do the Angels Solve the Problem of Evil? – Trevin Wax For many skeptics, the problem of evil is the biggest hurdle to believing in God. David Hume put it memorably: Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? … Continue reading

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From Brian McLaren

Praying for peace on Saturday … I’ll be joining many others in praying for the situation in Syria on Saturday because I think it’s time we realize that Dr. King was right: we can’t cure violence with violence. Mirroring violent … Continue reading

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Inspired by love and anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God’s own bias we ask him once again: “How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self interest turn prayer … Continue reading

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A sermon for Remembrance Sunday 2012

  I don’t normally post my sermons up onto the internet, but I thought it might not be a bad idea every now and then…….   Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12 Sermon: This week I posted a comment on Facebook along the … Continue reading

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Women….. that old chestnut, and why.

I spent four days last week with over a hundred Pastors and leaders from my own tribe, the Church of the Nazarene. It was excellent, and the general theme was renewal of mind, body and spirit. Chick Yuill was the … Continue reading

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Animal Farm…… so close to today’s world…

Over the summer (we had one at some point apparently in the UK) I have been reading a lot of stuff written by George Orwell chronologically. I am nearing the end of ‘Animal Farm’, and I am stunned to see … Continue reading

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