On my mammoth to do list is a half written blog post about how this current crisis is disproportionately affecting the poor. Fortunately, this thirty second clip sums it up far more succinctly than I was managing.
From my Flickr.
Day 13 of the Advent Photography Challenge is Justice. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; • he has looked with favour on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed; • the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his
Thank the Lord it is self esteem Friday, perhaps now I can finally pay these bills. Hi, is that British Gas? I’m skint but I feel fantastic. I’m wondering, are you prepared to accept self esteem? I’ve been a bit busy of late. When we finished the final shout of “he is risen indeed” I
One in four people suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime. The UK government is calling for better mental health provision whilst cutting funding for the NHS. There are deep cuts happening in mental health services across the country. You probably haven’t heard this as it is being swept under the carpet. Finally, there
Once more all decent folk found themselves under attack from the ever hungry and multiheaded mythological beast. Fortunately Lord Freud was able to defend us all once more from the onslaught of the “undeserving poor”. The daemonisation of the poor is a well documented phenomenon and a tool that is being used to drive ideological
The church is in a process of focussing its attention more closely on issues of wealth and poverty. People are standing on the steps of the Cathedral and asking the question “what would Jesus do”. This is the new song from Chickenfoot’s second album. Sammy Hagar reads three and a half letters that were sent to his
The situation at St Paul’s cathedral in the UK has brought the issue of financial ethics to the forefront of The Church’s thinking. If I’m honest, I didn’t know anyone in the church for whom it wasn’t already. Global finance is a topic that is too big for one person to fix by themselves and I
You may remember last years Advent Conspiracy campaign. The premise is to make our celebration of Christmas mean something: The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season