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Economics according to Jesus #2 – total savings and generosity

Piles of cash and generosity Yesterday I posted on the paradox of thrift, which is the economic phenomenon of an increase in the savings ratio of the average person during recession (an attitude which exacerbates the effect of the economic … Continue reading

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Economics according to Jesus #1 – worry and the saving ratio

A high savings ratio and worry about tomorrow. Economic news has become part of daily life since the start of the 2008 global fanacial crisis.  Economics is a complex subject and national governments everywhere are trying to kickstart economies, avoid … Continue reading

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When risk and reward replace duty and love

The UK was once marked by a spirit of duty under God and love.  Men and women would go to great lengths to do the right thing for others, even at great personal cost.  This spirit has been replaced in … Continue reading

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Rude and offensive films and Islamic riots, what would Mohammed say?

John Humphrys was his usual dog-with-a-bone-of-contention this morning on Radio 4 as he pushed to get an answer from Taji Mustafa to the question “Do you condemn the Imams who condone violence in the face of insults to Islam?”  Mustafa … 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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Understanding Christian Suffering – the 4 Js

For many people the existence of suffering rules out the existence of the God of the bible. If God is good and all powerful then he would stop all the suffering and, therefore, as suffeirng exists, the God of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day sermon – nominative determinism and Jesus as Saviour

Ask kids to bring up toys. What are their names? When Mary was told by the angel Gabriel to name her son Jesus, the name carries with it the purpose for which he was born. Jesus comes from the Latin … Continue reading

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A parachute as an illustration of faith and works

I can’t imagine what skydivers think as they leap from a plane with a parachute tied to their back.  They have to have complete faith in the parachute before they jump, trusting that it will stop them crashing into the … Continue reading

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Jesus on Twitter

One of the worship leaders on our youth camp (CPAS Venture @ Edgehill) used this brilliant re-telling of the life of Jesus on Twitter.  Watch what happens to Jesus’ follower stats.  This is so simple, clever and yet very powerful.

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Why does God allow suffering? The three Js have the answer

If Good is good and God is all powerful, why does he allow suffering?  For many people God’s goodness and God’s power must logically result in a good world where good is defined as a world without suffering and, therefore, … Continue reading

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