Archive for September, 2009

Poll: Religion and Politics in Blogging

I’ve been playing around with the new polls tool on WordPress.com for  a while, and have finally landed on a few questions I’d like to ask you folks. First and foremost, I’m aware my blog makes almost no attempt to split politics and religion, and frequently fails to acknowledge the moments I swerve from one to another. See below for poll… (more…)

Tuesday, 29th September 2009 at 8:00 UTC 10 comments

Are Dog Collars on Vicars outdated?

This is the question that seems to be gripping my workplace at the moment. Its been argued, as I understand it, that its an outdated fashion and that it makes relating to others more difficult and less obvious. But is there more to Dog Collar wearing than meets the eye of today’s fashion critic?

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Monday, 28th September 2009 at 11:05 UTC 6 comments

The Age of Entitlement

Casting my mind back to the events of Momentum in August, which you can read about here, I remembered my mental note to explore one area in particular. I wanted to return to Mike P’s three factors preventing today’s young adults getting the most from life: Consumerism, Individualism and Entitlement.  Today I shall point to just one in particular.

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Friday, 25th September 2009 at 8:00 UTC 3 comments

A Jungle No More

I’ll never learn. Ask people if you should blog about something, and like all my great friends, those that answer will mostly pour out the encouragement. Thanks guys! I’m sure you all know about the dire situation going on down in Calais, where  hundreds of asylum seekers are being made homeless, despite having only tarp shelters to call home in the first place.

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Thursday, 24th September 2009 at 14:05 UTC 2 comments

How do you recruit war victims?

There are many victims in wars. Its easy to vent about how innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan have become victims of war. But what about the victims behind the guns, those who, for whatever, are compelled into joining an army they otherwise wouldn’t and who often become the frontline casualties of even the most high-tech wars?

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Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 at 8:00 UTC 4 comments

Liberals, Evangelicals and Deep Church

A year ago I read Amy and Frog Orr-Ewing’s book, “Deep”. I realised recently I never wrote anything on my blog about it, even though it provoked some useful thoughts. Their assessment of the state of the Church in Britain today is often very useful, inspired amongst other things, by work in deprived areas and mission trips to repressive Islamic regimes, including Afghanistan.

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Monday, 21st September 2009 at 12:17 UTC 15 comments

Open Microphone Post

With lots of people reading this blog at the moment, how about this: an open microphone post. The idea is that you comment what you’re thinking, what’s frustrating you about the world at the moment, whatever. If you’re going to post a link to a blog post, please write a paragraph in summary. If you want to ask me something (within reason) please go ahead…

Sunday, 20th September 2009 at 8:00 UTC 9 comments

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