Ethics & Christian living

Finishing the race – by Olive Kuhrt

I have reached the stage in life where I seem to be going to an awful lot of funerals. Many close friends of my husband Gordon and I have died in recent years. Some have seemed to be in good health until suddenly they are not around anymore. Some, like Gordon’s brother, have died after… Continue reading Finishing the race – by Olive Kuhrt

Ethics & Christian living

Success comes through failing, well – by Caris Grimes

In our success-orientated society, failure has become something of a dirty word. Yet research from organisations, entrepreneurs, education and healthcare all tell a different story.  We learn more from our failures than our successes.  Success does bring benefits, such as increasing motivation, satisfaction and confidence. But it also has liabilities. These include complacency and a… Continue reading Success comes through failing, well – by Caris Grimes

Social commentary

Eddie Izzard kicked me out of the Liberal Metropolitan Elite

Guest post by Simon Hall Eddie Izzard gave me something to think about, but it wasn’t his jokes. I think I can count myself as a member of the Liberal Metropolitan Elite (let's call us the LME). After all, the BBC told me I was. I live in the bohemian part of town, but in one… Continue reading Eddie Izzard kicked me out of the Liberal Metropolitan Elite

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Brexit: leaving my tribe & re-joining the community – by Julian Dale

Are you in my Tribe? Before the Brexit vote, I spent several months trying to decide what was for the best. On balance, I decided that Remaining in the EU would be better. But then a weird thing happened. The nuanced decision that I had struggled to make suddenly became a certainty and Remainers became my… Continue reading Brexit: leaving my tribe & re-joining the community – by Julian Dale

Social commentary

Painting My Protest – by Susan White

The Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) is the world’s largest arms fair. Over 30,000 people attend from over 50 countries, including representatives from some of the most oppressive regimes in the world. It takes place in the docklands, in the East End of London. This area was the most heavily bombed part of the UK… Continue reading Painting My Protest – by Susan White

Ethics & Christian living

Purpose and hope: how faith has changed me – by Andrew Ryland

About 2 years ago I wrote a blog post about how I became a Christian. My intention was mainly to be transparent about why I chose this path with family, friends, colleagues and those in my social networks. I hoped to inspire a few people along the way. I had an amazing and overwhelmingly positive… Continue reading Purpose and hope: how faith has changed me – by Andrew Ryland

Ethics & Christian living

Friendship is the answer to hatred and violence – by Dave Andrews

When I was last in Christchurch, I went to the Masjid Al Noor mosque. I sat at the back on a chair with the older believers during their Friday prayers. It was these believers who were specially targeted and systematically slaughtered by Brenton Tarrant this week. At the time of writing, I do not know… Continue reading Friendship is the answer to hatred and violence – by Dave Andrews