I owe this thought to a young lady on the Jeremy Vine Show (I don’t remember her name). We are not in the same boat, but we are in the same storm! Some are cruising in their luxury yachts, some are being tossed around in rickety rowing boats. […]
I was the founder of Karuna Action (formerly Kingscare) and was the director for 24 years. I have now handed control over to younger people but continue as an advisor and trustee.
My passion is to see extreme poverty eliminated and to see justice for the powerless.
Originally posted on Compassion and Justice:
This just has to be one of my favourite Christmas songs. Although it consists of rhetorical questions addressed to Jesus’ mother, Mary, it is really addressed to us, today. It is more about Jesus than Mary. Although it is related to Christmas,…
I posted the article below in 2017 when a general election was called. Now we face another general election and the same question applies. With a general election looming in the United Kingdom I am asking the question, “How, as a follower of Jesus should I vote?” Does Jesus give […]
When I was a young person, brought up in a conservative christian environment, I was taught to believe that I had to choose between ignoring science or believing the Bible. Either God created the world in 7 days or that evolution happened as per Darwin. I now think […]
How incredibly simple! We all know how we want to be treated by other people! Jesus says simply “Treat them like we want to be treated”. As we seek to follow Jesus Christ, then we take notice of his teachings and do our best to put them into […]
Looking around we see that some churches are run primarily for the benefit of its members. Such churches are often indistinguishable from a club, with membership ‘fees’, committees and rules. But Jesus Christ came to this world for the benefit of every single human being and to point […]
“Love your neighbour as yourself” must be one of the most profound and world-changing statements ever made. The Old Testament of the Bible and the New Testament agree. It is the essence of the law given by Moses. It was re-stated by Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul. […]
Christine and I recently visited a church in Manchester which describes itself as an inclusive church. It has set me thinking, and I really believe that Christian Churches should welcome anybody who comes to them and includes them at all levels regardless of race, gender, sexuality etc. The […]
When we look at the universe and try to understand it’s vastness, we can seem to be very small and insignificant. But when we look in the other direction, to the microscopic world and the tiny world of the sub-atomic we are in turn quite vast. On a […]
We live a truly wonderful world. I, as much as anybody, feel passionately and am very aware that in the world there is poverty, injustice, disease and corruption. But I still say that the world we live in is beautiful and full of hope for a brighter tomorrow. […]