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An Alternate Rich List


Ed Sheeran. He’s got a bit of cash, apparently, though not as much as Paul McCartney who has a whole lot more. I know this because yesterday was the publication of the Sunday Times’ Rich List, an annual list of the richest people in the UK. Growing up I just accepted the rationale of this — of course a nationally respected newspaper publishes a list celebrating how much money rich people have — yet now I can’t help but question why this is accepted. Why would this list exist if not for the underlying assumption, ingrained in our society, that...
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The Stories We Tell…


As an avid reader one of the things I enjoyed most about decorating my new home was choosing a few books to have pride of place in the, rather minimalist, lounge. There’s my vintage Hemingways, some Shūsaku Endō, Márquez, and a couple of others, people who are amongst the greatest storytellers in the world. Something in the human condition draws us to the power of a good story. When those are stories of faith from other people, stories about the ways that God has came through for them, something special happens. This shouldn’t surprise us. Over three thousand years ago, the people of...
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Giving Up The Gun


After every mass shooting in America, The Onion runs the same article; ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens. It’s a sad indictment of the continued failure of American legislators to do anything to stop the tide of gun violence. My heart breaks for the people caught up in this, those who grieve, those whose children or parents are never coming home. I’ve often written thoughts and decided against sharing because I’m British and want to stay in my lane – however, this time I decided to post. I may not be American, but I’m human and every act of terror...
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Another Chance


You shouldn’t dance and drive. It’s simply not a good idea. Yet, as I progress through life, I’m finding it harder and harder not to. Just a little bit, you know, a head nod or two and one hand to tap out a beat while the other steers. While heading home on Boxing Day, fighting the urge to do just that, an old song came on the radio; Another Chance by Roger Sanchez. It’s crazy, right? Some humans have been born and raised to adult life since that song came out. I struggle as much as the next person to understand how that...
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Reformed and being reformed


I’m not going to lie, I was underwhelmed by the door. When you travel over 650 miles to see a door, you expect it to be as you imagined it. While there’s some debate about whether Luther ever posted his 95 theses on the door of the Schlosskirche, we can all be sure he didn’t personally engrave them on the ornate door that now stands there. If the door itself was something of a let down, however, the trip to Wittenberg was anything but. I’d travelled there to learn more about the events that led to the reformation and to see...
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