Category Archives: Politics

Devolution or Independence?

It is with some trepidation that I offer this contribution to the debate over Scottish independence. After all, I am English by birth and ancestry (more specifically a Yorkshireman), and my home has been Wales for most of the last … Continue reading

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Render unto Caesar

This is another postscript to my comments on the letter to the Romans in the #Rom2Rev Twitter reading group, before we move on to 1 Corinthians next week. I’ve tried to tweet or blog my own thoughts, whatever arises from … Continue reading

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The political Gospel (Advent Book Club 24 Dec)

(I’m taking part in the Twitter #adventbookclub, reading “Beginnings and Endings” by Maggi Dawn. Not every day will have a blog post.) He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Wise Innkeeper

Once upon a time, there was an Innkeeper.  Of course, we all know what Innkeepers are supposed to be like: they should be fat and jolly, spending the day laughing and joking with their customers, saying things like “Drinks on … Continue reading

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Benefits Reduction Centres

Warning: this is a rant.  It’s a rant because I’m angry; angry about a single sentence in a newspaper article – or rather at what it implies. On Friday, Polly Toynbee wrote an article in the Guardian about benefit sanctions, … Continue reading

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God of Justice

(Posted in conjunction with the Twitter #FaithfulFilibuster event) God of justice, God of freedom, Maker of the heavens and earth: All earth’s people are your children, Through your love you gave us birth. All are made in your own image, … Continue reading

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Something for Nothing?

Warning – this is a bit of a rant.  I would prefer to be for something rather than against something or someone, but I don’t feel able to keep silent. Who would not support the idea of ‘hardworking families’?  Who … Continue reading

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