Tag Archives: Society

SPEAKING OF HOMOPHOBIA: WHEN TO SPEAK AND WHEN NOT TO SPEAK

Social media is getting people into trouble. More than ever before, more people can say more things to a wider audience using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And they are sometimes saying them without thinking of the consequences. The freedom to … Continue reading

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AND HE WILL BE CALLED … PRINCE OF PEACE

A Christmas Meditation Most of us want to be left alone to live in peace. Peace, however, is elusive. What, after all, is it? Is it the calm after the storm? Is it that which is gained through a war-ending … Continue reading

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ONE HUNDRED – LEST WE SHOULD FORGET

100 is a number with powerful effect upon the imagination. It is the first occasion in ascending order where three numerical digits make sense. From Roman times the century as a description for this number has been applied conceptually in … Continue reading

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SOCIALISTS AND CAPITALISTS – A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

In September I had the strange experience of traveling from a week in Venezuela to a Business as Mission Conference in Philadelphia. The contrast between a nation where an experiment in socialism has gone extremely wrong, and a gathering of … Continue reading

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KOPI LEWAK AND THE ENTICING AROMA OF FRANKINCENSE

[In 2007 I wrote this article. A colleague recently sent me a National Geographic Article about Islam in Mexico. It prompted me to return to these words and update them to publish here] “Come, all you who are thirsty … … Continue reading

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PUDDING PERSPECTIVES

Pudding and Beef Make Britons Fight – So, wrote the 18th Century English poet, Matthew Prior[i] describing the kind of hearty foods that had instilled courage and strength through centuries of British warfare – My sister recently sent me a … Continue reading

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EYES CLOSED AND EARS WIDE OPEN

(A Reflection on the Divisions in Our Society)  We have become used to reports of Jihadists driving vehicles into crowds of people. It’s happened prominently in France, Germany and Britain with tragic consequences. However, we were not prepared for a … Continue reading

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