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The rise and fall of progress

This is the third in the series of four reflections on progress. The first was about the ancient idea that a supreme god maintains the universe with a long-term design. Progress is then about achieving the purposes for which we … Continue reading

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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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Progress: what is it and is it possible?

I’m doing a series of four talks on progress at St Brides Liverpool. The first was last Sunday. This is an edited version of the text. At the end there are questions for discussion, because this is what we do … Continue reading

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 13) Progress

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God. Governments always tell us about the progress they have achieved. We’ve sorted this and this, they tell us, while ignoring … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – or not?

Time rolls on. Compared with this time last year we are all a year older. We have grown too big for our old shoes, or started a new school or job, gained or lost income, acquired another child or grandchild, … Continue reading

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Advent. Of another year, or change?

This is my sermon for Advent Sunday. I was brought up in a vicarage. My father was the vicar of a Somerset village, and life revolved around church activities. Advent Sunday was the beginning of the church year. We look … Continue reading

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