What happens when we hit a brick wall in ministry?
Lovers of high camp seventies pop will remember well the perms, platforms and falsetto voices of the Gibb brothers as they sang: when the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on it’s tragedy.
Remembering the Great War
Winston Churchill observed: ‘history will be kind to me for I intend to write it’. I doubt he would have said this in the digital age, where anyone can blog their view of the world.
A deeper, richer, more intuitive understanding of human life is emerging in culture and it is a gift for sharing faith. The era of shared TV has largely passed. Shows attracting up to twenty million people at the moment they were broadcast
The trickle up effect is burning our throats and making us choke in protest. Where is the inherited tradition of Christian protest when we need it?
Is protest against the system heating up?
Paul Mason, Channel 4 News’ Economics Editor
Lies advance slowly and hypnotically like a gentle incoming tide on a summer’s beach day, but they wipe all traces of the castles we have built in the sands of our carelessness. The expected avalanche of books on post-truth has arrived. Matthew
The Price Of Everything
The legacy of postmodernism is the creeping financial calculation of human and artistic value, a result of playing with the fire of truth.
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition: ‘Postmodernism – Style and Subversion 1970-1990’ raises the intriguing possibility that postmodernism is already dead. Those who wish to pay their respects to this most slippery of concepts will need to do so before January 15, 2012 when its perplexing artefacts are boxed up and returned to sender. It may be a little too early for a reprise of its effects, though there are signs of tiredness.
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THE FRONTIERS OF AID
Humanitarian aid is distributed in murky places run by the powerful. Should we accept any moral compromises made as necessary to save lives? Read More
BRAND BULLYING Brand Bullying And The marketing Of Youth
Britain has constructed a culture which makes children breathe the toxin of materialism. Read More
EVEN AS I AM FULLY KNOWN
Phone hacking has distracted us from a far more pervasive digital scrutiny of who we are which is changing the world beneath our feet. Read More
Word of the week
It is not that other identities count for nothing, but the way we understand ourselves in Christ transcends anything that we might aspire to be in this brittle, breakable world. And it changes the way we view the person sitting opposite us on the train, in front of us at the counter or walking behind us on the road. We cannot form spurious judgments where we ensure we come out better than they do. They are the person for whom Christ died. Taken from 'So who am I, again?' in My Talks