Posted on October 8, 2013 by Robb
Who would have thought Milton Jones was so sensible?
If you don’t have it already, buy his book.
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Posted on August 1, 2013 by Robb
Posted on July 5, 2013 by Robb
A society which allows large numbers of its citizens to live in poverty is unlikely to be sustainable. We have seen, since the 1980s, how whole communities hit by economic contraction can sink into a kind of collective depression from which some, especially young men, seek to emerge through violence, gangs and other destructive (and self destructive) ways of life.
Nick Morgan linked to the Church of England’s report on Welfare Reform on The Book of Face. It is a long read but has some good insights into the current UK government’s policy and how it relates to our faith.
I think the key phrase in the above quote is “since the 1980s” as it is telling about the current trajectory of the UKs economic policy. This report doesn’t quite give a bloody nose in the way that Faith in the City did to Mrs Thatcher’s government, but it does point out many of the failings of the current regime.
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Posted on June 20, 2013 by Robb
Of course Christianity is not political so we’re not allowed to make a stand against oppression.
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Posted on June 19, 2013 by Robb
I’m about to have a bishop arrive at my house to discuss how we engage with young adults 20-40 as church. I just clicked on this link as I was going through my overflowing inbox.
I am struck by the humility of everyone speaking to camera. I’m also struck by the apologetic nature of the comments. How do we as The Church ™ continue to instill an atmosphere that whether explicit or implicit makes younger people feel that they are interlopers? The image says ‘leaving’ but I suspect that ‘leaving’ is a million miles down a road not traveled.
Last night I was asked how I ended up as part of the church. As I told my story I recounted that at 18 years old I thought that I wasn’t allowed in church. People like me are not acceptable in church. We’re not good enough.
Is this the lived experience of most young people or is it the prevailing media narrative as told through film, sitcoms and newspapers?
I’d better dig out the hoover before the bishop arrives.
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