Many teams come to rely on one person in such a way that they do not think they will cope without them. It is at this moment that the greatest of risks is innocently formed. Short of death, do we ever say final goodbyes anymore?
We need fiction to inspire as well as repel. The lack of such highlights a palpable cultural pessimism right now. The call of a BBC drama chief in August 2017 for fewer ‘dark’ shows and more uplifting stories in TV fiction made brief headlines,
While there is much to admire in a generation that wants to get things done,there are some things we need to unlearn if we are to have a healthy sense of what it means to be a child of God. Today’s working population is dominated by baby-boomers
When we keep people who are not like us at a distance, they tend to become undifferentiated and dehumanised. We need to remain open to diverse opinions and ways of being. But we also need to champion what we share in common.
Think you’re having a hard day at work? Imagine being Stanislav Petrov on September 26, 1983. Petrov was on duty in the early hours of the morning when the Soviet Union’s early warning systems detected an incoming nuclear missile from the United States. He was duty bound to report it, but chose not to, believing it was a false alarm. In the course of the following few minutes, a further four missile launches were detected and Petrov had to make the decision all over again, with much more evidence stacked in favour of a sequential launch.
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A TIME TO LEAVE
Jesus’ leaving of earth could have been a crushing blow to his followers but patient prayer in one place got them ready for a promise. Read More
QUESTION TIME It isn’t that politics and religion are separate spheres. They are two sides of the same coin. And the whole coin belongs to God. Read More
THE FIST SIZED CLOUD
A Christian view of climate change is to weigh up perceived threats but not to be paralysed by them. Prayer and activism should be the cutting edges of our concern. Read More
Word of the week
To wait for God takes persistance, humility and self-sacrifice. It also exposes us to pain, frustration and bewilderment because God's salvation often feels inscrutable and slow. But it is never a passive, disinterested state. Like Jacob, the long hours waiting for God to deliver are spent wrestling with him until he blesses us and those we intercede for. Taken from:
'"I know very well but...' Syndrome"
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