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Vegetable Soup 0

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup Mission 2 Story 2 Birmingham at St Martins in the Bullring In the late sixties I was living in Birmingham and trying very hard to have an effect on young people.  At that time we were running...

Tea Biscuits and Rockers 1

Tea Biscuits and Rockers

Tea, biscuits and rockers Mission 1. Story 1. I am always puzzled by what people mean when they used the word mission. Do they mean sharing good news, or something else?  Claire Smith from ourlab blog fame has asked...

Relationships 5 Tuesday Blog (The last in this 5 part series) 2

Relationships 5 Tuesday Blog (The last in this 5 part series)

RelationshipsThe Principal of Judgment I am sure you must have often heard that frequently quoted phrase; ‘You mustn’t judge!’ When questioned, people will quote the bible verse saying ‘Judge not, or you will be judged’. Actually it does not...

Relationships 4 The Tuesday Blog 0

Relationships 4 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships The Principal of First priority We have talked about meetings and the reason for them. Now let’s now take a look at what I call the ‘principal of first priority’. What is the most important command for people...

Relationships 3 The Tuesday Blog 0

Relationships 3 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships The Principal of the collectiveWe have looked at the first principals of relationship, now we need to look at how that should work out in practice. Let us look more closely at the issue of collectivism, the coming...

Relationships 2 The Tuesday Blog 1

Relationships 2 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships Principal in Action We have established that being a Christian is not at all the same as being religious. How does that work out in practice, or at least how should it work? One of the major problems...

Relationships 1 The Tuesday Blog 4

Relationships 1 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships First Principals When I was in college, one of my tasks was to write a thesis. I forget how many words it was, but I remember it was a lot! It is probably still gathering dust somewhere in...

Alternative 2

Alternative

Alternative It’s a sad fact of life, the majority opinion is not always correct. Not that I dislike democracy, I think it is probably the best way to be governed, and greatly preferred to some very dark alternatives. Which...

BLASPHEMY 2

BLASPHEMY

Blasphemy I note from the Guardian that the Irish Doyle is suggesting that there should be, in Ireland, an extension of the blasphemy laws to include all offences to religion whatever they may be. I note ‘Atheist Ireland’, a...