Category: Thoughts

Suicide, despair and the BBC

It’s a Monday.  I am getting ready for the day.  The BBC News is on in the background.  The headline story is about the sad reality of youth suicide in the UK (this trend is visible in many developed nations).  The BBC is reporting that a London couple were visited by the police and advised…

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Journalism: leading us further away from the ​truth?

“Journalism has become a mechanism to generate traffic and profit while fair, thorough, informed, considered and balanced reporting has largely disappeared. “ There is something deeply disturbing about the spirit of the age today around “offence” and “retribution” and how these attitudes are shaping our public discourse.  Discussion about critical political and public policy matters…

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The Approaching Darkness

One day it will all go dark. The life we have lived will all be behind us. All the decisions, the worries and ambitions of this short life will cease when for a few moments (if fortunate) we consciously realize that we have reached the Final Moments. Some say we should expect to see the…

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Church as time travel

Have we lost the proper focus of Christian gathering? Do we re-present our Saviour to our souls each week as nourishment or do we gather to tickle the ears and say “well done my soul”?  We human beings inhabit a universe that is both stunningly beautiful and shockingly strange all at once.  It’s a wonder…

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Christianity does recycle….

Neo-evangelical churches (my phrase) are not likely contributing to the growth of church attendance, but are actually “re-cycling”  those who find their traditional Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Alliance or ______ church not “working” for them.  Bring it on “Harvest Fellowship”, “The Meeting House”, “Elevation Church”,  and the like, but please remember something and walk humbly. You must…

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Something Pope Benedict Said…

In a book in which he was interviewed, when asked about the mission of the Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict said in essense that the contrast between the Christian message and other religions is that we bring “Him” to the world as against religions that bring a system of belief and practice intended to please God.…

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