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When competition is good for us and when it’s bad

I need to admit something, for the sake of the argument in this post.  I watched The Choir last night.  It was refreshing to hear Gareth Malone tell his choir, “you need to perform and you need competition to bring … Continue reading

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How Rowan Williams missed the ball on encouraging servant leadership.

I really liked the challenge of Rowan Williams’ Thought for the Day on Radio 4s Today Programme yesterday, Maunday Thursday (The Daily Telegraph has a report on what was said).  Williams addressed the pressing issue of servant leadership, the true … Continue reading

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John Humphrys: It’s the “why” that’s tricky.

John Humphrys’ report in the weekend’s Telegraph about shameless legless boozers seeks answers to why we are living in an age of social and moral meltdown. Humphrys’ reflection goes part of the way to answering the question: But none of … Continue reading

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Conversations with an atheist on state education

I contributed last week to a debate on the Daily Telegraph forum which proposed the ending of state funding of faith schools. In response, I pointed out that secularism or atheism is a faith position, where faith as the assent to … Continue reading

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Dawkins – evangelical atheist?

I loved this piece from the Daily Telegraph’s Britons of the Year, 2009 (25 notable Britons) which described Richard Dawkins as an evangelical (surely evangelistic) atheist. There’s a great, really withering comment at the end which I’ve highlighted: Richard Dawkins: … Continue reading

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More hear the call to the inner city (part 2)

An article in today’s Telegraph highlights the need for inner city mission: Girl, 13, who smokes drinks and has sex ‘rewarded’ by mother with cigarettes. A 13-year-old girl who has had four sexual partners, smokes dope, drinks beer and has … Continue reading

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