Tag Archives: simplicity

reverse beatitudes

Awhile back I saw an idea on someone’s blog* of writing your own “reverse beatitudes” – trying to write statements that actually mean the opposite of the beatitudes, in order to grasp more fully what those famous statements from Matthew … Continue reading

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the ‘positives’ of economic growth

“We have come to the end of the ‘positives’ that economic growth can bring.” — Wilkinson and Pickett I went to a conference at the beginning of December where Ann Morisy, one of the keynote speakers, gave this quote, and … Continue reading

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poverty

Ladies and gentlemen, I am in Asia! Landed in Singapore today; heading to Hong Kong to hang out with some exciting church planters tomorrow, whom my church in Coventry sent out last summer. (As their ex-international student worker I take … Continue reading

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boast in this

“Thus says the LORD: Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that … Continue reading

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failure

I failed my driving test yesterday. Among other things, I: – Mounted a kerb while parallel parking – Failed to check my blind spot when moving off, causing a car that was alongside of me to have to swerve – … Continue reading

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resting because resting

In keeping with my thoughts on winter approaching, I’ve been dwelling on rest quite a bit recently. Being an achiever-type, I can sometimes treat rest as something that I do just in order to serve the productive part of my … Continue reading

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wisdom

“On the one hand, the wisdom traditions make clear that obedience is not simply slavish, fearful conformity to rules and laws. Thus wisdom is a guard against┬álegalism. Obedience, according to the traditions of wisdom, entails the imaginative capacity to take … Continue reading

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