Category Archives: Poverty

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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Some facts about our poor MP’s…..

Over the last few years since the MP’s expenses scandal the public have become more and more aware of how MP’s look upon their job as part of a political cash cow. The current annual salary for an MP is … Continue reading

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Church Detox

Something from a blog called ‘Everyday Liturgy’: Church Detox by Thomas In the matter of a month I have wound down from leading a small group, playing drums, writing prayers and directing communion much of the time at a church … 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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A little George Orwell….

I am currently reading George Orwell’s ‘Coming up for Air’. In it he writes this: “It struck me that perhaps a lot of the people you see walking about are dead. We say that a man’s dead when his heart … Continue reading

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If Bob Diamond wants to restore Barclays he should take a look in his Bible….

from God and Politics in the UK by Gillan @ God and Politics in the UK Back in November of last year Bob Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays, delivered the inaugural Radio 4 Today Business Lecture.  This is part … Continue reading

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Paul Weller being prophetic…..

Imagining the Lectionary: Going Underground (Easter 2B) from visualtheology The Jam’s great 1980 hit "Going Underground"  is an edgy, powerful and raw indictment both of a society which fails to challenge and stand out against the values and decisions of … Continue reading

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