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40 days of transformation: Day 2 – get a right attitude to authority

Today I’ve been teaching on the subject of authority and the bible.  It has challenged me in my attitude toward godly authority.  I am much more western secular in my self determination than I like to admit.  The Lent course … Continue reading

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The rule of law and a vital missing piece

A couple of years back, I wrote a post on Tom Bingham’s book The Rule of Law (London, Penguin, 2010).  Bingham is well qualified to write on the matter as retired Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice and Senior … Continue reading

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West Bromwich: lessons from Jonah on mission

This is a transcript of a 10 minute talk I gave on Monday 9th May at a West Bromwich churches prayer meeting, UNITE. How many of us know the stories of Gladys Aylward or Jackie Pullinger? Both women really wanted … Continue reading

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Libya: Why democracy alone can’t work

The modern belief that democracy alone will solve the problems of undemocratic nations is naïve and overly simplistic. We need to understand western history to discover what made democracy work the way it does in the USA and Europe. The … Continue reading

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Tom Bingham: The rule of law decontextualised

I’ve been reading The Rule of Law (London, Pengiun, 2010) by Tom Bingham (retired Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice and Senior Law Lord) in which he traces the development of the rule of law, its importance and modern … Continue reading

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Human rights or responsibilities?

The disastrous effect of human rights on the gospel. It’s been 61 years since the United Nations drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 11 years since the British Government passed the Humans Rights Act 1998. The legal debate … Continue reading

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