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What does progress do?

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

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 6) Wealth

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.

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Are some people more trouble than they are worth?

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

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Brexit unmasks moral failure

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

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What would Meister Eckhart make of us today?

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

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The economy and the humans

The economy is getting rather too uppity. I have written a number of blog posts on the economy, and I plan more over the next few weeks. This is a lot for someone with only limited training in economics. My … Continue reading

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The philosophy behind economics

In May I wrote a post Food Banks and Economic Myths . A few days ago David Kenny kindly wrote a substantial and spirited response, available if you scroll down to the comments here . I am posting a reply … Continue reading

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Food banks and economic myths

The rapid rise in the number of people depending on food banks is the most significant social development in the UK over the last few years. Hope+ Food Bank in Liverpool has published statistics showing why people are driven there … Continue reading

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Moneyoholics Anonymous

Jo Chamberlain has drawn my attention to a very telling article in the New York Times. It’s by a financier in Wall Street. Do read the whole article, but this is what it meant to me. It describes how he … Continue reading

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The economy makes an oppressive god

So at long last the British economy is growing again. We are all supposed to be delighted. It will mean more money, more jobs. The Government has already gone up in the opinion polls as a result, so lots of … Continue reading

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