Today, I was one of the 6,000 people who shut five bridges in London protesting government inaction on climate change. The movement is Extinction Rebellion; the demands it makes of the UK government are as follows: That it declare a state of climate emergency,That it take action to create a zero carbon economy by 2025, … Continue reading Why I am part of Extinction Rebellion
UK Immigration rules and injustice
This past week I have been listening extensively to 'The Sacred' Podcast on the recommendation of my colleague Naomi. The premise of the podcast is that understanding another's 'sacred' values can lead to more productive public discussion. Each episode is a conversation with someone about their values and thoughts on public discussion. Why is good public … Continue reading On Disagreeing Well 2.0
Grace, as demonstrated in salvation and sanctification, is a beautiful paradox. And this is the paradox: on the one hand we’re involved, and on the other hand, God does it all. The gospel does not say that God will love us if we are good. The gospel tells us that God will make us good … Continue reading A very short reminder of Grace
Continued from the previous post, the focus here is the theological implications of creation's place in the Biblical Narrative. What does the gospel have to say about the recent IPCC report?
In this post, I start from the very beginning. If you are familiar with the concepts of Creation-Fall-Redemption, then this post should hopefully depict the place of the Earth in the Biblical Narrative in an easy-to-follow way that will lay the groundwork for the other post. Caring for Creation and the Biblical Narrative Author Brian … Continue reading Fighting Climate Change is Part of the Gospel (1/2)
Today there was some big news as the IPCC Global Warming Special Report 2018 landed. What is it? The 2018 IPCC report is the most up-to-date, comprehensive explanation of the science of climate change and the future of Earth. It has 91 lead authors and 133 contributing authors, from 40 countries. They assessed 30,000 scientific papers and … Continue reading I’ve read the IPCC Global Warming Report so you don’t have to
This week I have enjoyed the autumn light as I cycle back from work, had the joy of seeing Siân in Coventry, and have been trying to find my feet in the midst of change. This week I have been thinking about... ....identity, and the needs we have to be connected/respected/protected. That our identity is … Continue reading This week in thoughts
it is very difficult to fight with someone who is not proud.
I am now a Londoner. Of sorts ( - the week-old kind). I already feel at home thanks to lodging in a house where there are lots of people drifting in and out, and where post has been arriving from friends to welcome me. I've been similarly blessed by a wonderful welcome from the other … Continue reading Simple, not easy
Government policy which is enabling abusive relationships and leading to rent arrears and evictions...
My last lot of photos from Cambridge terms.