Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

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

Posted in Inner City Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Graham Allen on early intervention: why can’t the state let go?

I posted yesterday on the need for the state and church to work out their respective roles and stick to them.  Yet, on Saturday 18th Dec, Nottingham MP Graham Allen was interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme about early intervention … Continue reading

Posted in Inner City Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What will big society look like?

What will David Cameron’s “Big Society” look like?  No one really knows.  His aim is “to create a climate that empowers local people and communities, building a big society that will ‘take power away from politicians and give it to … Continue reading

Posted in Inner City Ministry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

David Cameron: Not what I’m owed but what I can give

In his first speech as prime minister, David Cameron said: I want to help try and build a more responsible society here in Britain. One where we don’t just ask what are my entitlements, but what are my responsibilities. One … Continue reading

Posted in Other matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Has your MP kept a vineyard?

Yesterday ‘s post on art, virtue and knowledge in public speaking applies as much to members of parliament as to ministers in the church. MPs fall when virtue is absent. So here’s some more food for thought for any prospective … Continue reading

Posted in Other matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments