Category Archives: The nature of the giver

Something better at reducing poverty than Modern Money Theory (MMT)

Modern Money Theory (MMT) has captivated the imagination of many economists and political thinkers.  MMT is the idea that a government which has its own fiat money can never run out of money because it can always create more.  MMT … Continue reading

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Being blessed through fear

Know what you fear by the choices you make. We know from experience that fear drives our choices and behaviour. Phobias make this plain to see. A fear of spiders makes some people scream and run away. A fear of … Continue reading

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He who is mighty

This is a beautiful new song which cuts straight to the heart, of Christmas.  

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Amos, the earthquake, the wrath of God and the cross

The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake. Amos 1:1 The prophecy of Amos, the shepherd prophet, who lived 800 years before Christ, opens with a unique contextual … Continue reading

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A great soundtrack for David Attenborough

We sing this song at our summer youth camp and someone has kindly set it to pictures of the universe, life and everything. David Attenborough has always been very good at capturing the awe and wonder of the natural world. … Continue reading

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When children ask good questions they do good theology

After our visit to the Natural History Museum during half term, we had lunch with old friends.  As we ate a delicious spread, one of our kids said, if God has no body (is incorporeal) then he can’t experience what … Continue reading

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If I were curator of the Natural History Museum

One of the many things we did in London at half term was to visit the Natural History Museum.  It was a fantastic family outing.  Over three hours grumble-free time with lots of “look at this daddy, this is amazing”, as the … Continue reading

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Could Jesus have chosen not to die on the cross?

At our small groups at Holy Trinity we are working through a stimulating study guide called Finding Christ in the Old Testament [CFP, Inversness, 2002]. One question raised this week by a group was “could Jesus have chosen not to … Continue reading

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Jesus is…

Easter Sunday, Jesus is risen.  This is Jesus, and this is why Jesus does not need our acceptance.

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Handel’s Messiah for joyful Christmas Eve…

I posted this last year and found it so helpful I’ve posted it again this year; for unto us a child is born, as Son is given…have a very joyful Christ-centred Christmas!

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