God, the world and us
Poems for justice
How the ancient prophet Micah still speaks to us today
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9 September: When is justice unjust?
16 September: What do we want from life?
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Category Archives: Economics
This is the second of 3 posts about the ancient Hebrew prophet Micah, based on sermons I preached at St Brides Liverpool. This one is about the relationship between justice and fairness. The first describes how Micah lived in a … Continue reading
This is my sermon for Rogation Sunday. The word ‘rogation’ comes from the Latin for ‘to ask’. There is a tradition of praying for the crops to grow well and produce a good harvest.
Congratulations to Paul Bayes, the Bishop of Liverpool, for speaking out in public about the misuse of the terms ‘Christian’ and ‘Evangelical’ for people who oppose what Jesus stood for. He did so in an interview with the Guardian at … Continue reading
This is the second of my series of four talks on progress. The first describes its origins. Human life is unsatisfactory but our lives have been designed, by some kind of god, with potential for improvement. Sometimes we go forward, … Continue reading
This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Why do we have to do so much work? Why do so many people suffer stress through long hours, while … Continue reading
This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Here I focus on wealth.
Some of us cost a lot. The online journal article Childhood forecasting of a small segment of the population with large economic burden describes a recent study with results worth pondering. I spotted it through a summary in the Church … Continue reading