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“The size of your roof…”

Having finished  reading an article on (basically) developing a positive attitude to life, I was intrigued to read, in the credits, the author (Nataly Kogan) described as “Chief Happiness Officer” of a company. Now there’s a job, for which I … Continue reading

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The Party Invitation

  “After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 29 Then Levi held a … Continue reading

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“Love keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians 13)

  Do you remember the days of gramophones and those smooth circles of black vinyl, each inscribed with its tiny modulated spiral groove? I had a large collection of them, spreading across my teenage shelves. LPs. Long Players. My pride and joy. … Continue reading

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The Compassion Movement

“And Jesus was moved with compassion” (Matthew 9:36 14:14 etc) It was a frequent response whenever Jesus saw someone sick or poor or struggling. “Moved” is the English translation, but the Greek is “splagkidzomai,” which denotes a stirring of the … Continue reading

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“I do not permit a woman to teach…”? (1)

A friend of mine wrote asking that if I held that there was a real equality of gender, race and rank in the church (according to Galatians 3:28), then how could I explain 1 Timothy 2:12? Here it is: “ I do not permit … Continue reading

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Race, class or gender – no distinctions!

I’m thinking about Galatians 3:28. First off, at the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, when you read the letters of the New Testament, you have to understand them as historical documents. That is to say, they are anchored in the … Continue reading

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Outsiders & the story of grace

“The cafeteria made him feel like an observer rather than a participant in the high school experience.”  (Alexandra Robbins: The Geeks shall inherit the Earth) Of course, from my vast experience of American school films, I can picture the scenario … Continue reading

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