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On The Loss of Trust In Institutions

Lately, I have become aware of this mantra recently. I say “Wow! I’m glad I am not caught up in that!”. The situation goes like this. I am watching the television, and hear about a bank foreclosing on the loan … Continue reading

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Punishment And Restoration of Christians

I am sure that there are more, but from personal knowledge, I know of two priests whose licence to function as priests in their diocese has been revoked on the basis of indiscretions that happened a long time ago. None … Continue reading

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Inequality: How To Think Like A Christian

I heard on the radio the other week, a discussion about the ‘flat lining’ of wages, the growing insecurity of work life and the rising inequality in society.   They were discussing the various causes of this rise in inequality. … Continue reading

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How Some of modern Society Offends Our ‘Deep Story’ and Influences Our Politics

Recently, in conjunction with the Davos economic forum on the future of work, I heard another take on why people voted for Donald Trump. The first thing that this person said was that, as a researcher, they went to the … Continue reading

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Advent, Judgement And Jesus’ Way of Power

  During advent, the readings for morning and evening prayer have been from Isaiah. Isaiah and his followers in later chapters have been saying that the cause of the exile of the population of Israel and Judah has been their … Continue reading

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On The Weather and God’s Judgment

Everywhere that I go in the last few days people have been commenting on the weather: how humid it has been and how unseasonally wet this amount of rain is. More importantly, people have been talking to me in quasi … Continue reading

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Mass Emotion, Societal Repression, Collective Action

I saw an interesting documentary about the Beetles’ coming to Australia. We saw the screaming and almost hysterical devotion of the young girls who came to see them. One of the people who did this, who is now an older … Continue reading

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