God, the world and us
Why Progressives Need God
4 talks & discussions within the Sunday morning service at St Brides Liverpool, L8 7LT.
10.0 am August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Saturday 30 September
2.0 pm at St Denys Bookshop, Manchester
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Category Archives: Economics
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
Syriza, Podemos, Le Pen, Brexit, now Trump. What’s happening? As long as the debates are conducted in black and white, each side too angry too understand the other, we will not find a satisfactory way forward. This post describes some … Continue reading
I went with some friends to see I, Daniel Blake last night. It’s many years since I last saw a film, and I was wondering whether I would be bored. Bored I was, as we sat through all the prior … Continue reading
Friday’s Church Times contains some interesting articles about the Brexit situation. One is by Philip North , the Bishop of Burnley. It’s behind a paywall but here is the relevant bit: History suggests that, whenever there is economic uncertainty or … Continue reading
There was an excellent talk on Meister Eckhart at St Brides Liverpool this morning. The talk was given by Dr Duane Williams of Liverpool Hope University. We had time to ask questions, and after the service we carried on talking … Continue reading