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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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