The king, Tirian, says this to his dearest friend, Jewel the Unicorn: "If ever I offended against you in any matter great or small, forgive me now." Jewel’s response: ‘“Dear King,” said the Unicorn, “I could almost wish you had, so that I might forgive it.”
I hope everyone who reads this will use the coming New Year as an opportunity to reflect on what gives them purpose, and to identify what they wish for their 2019 that will bring a greater sense of purposefulness to their life.
My sacred value is thankfulness: it is what I am holding to at the end of a difficult year.
There are many reasons why respect is my most sacred value, but it boils down to the honest, understanding, and equal relationships that mutual respect can create. I’d like to make it clear that when I say I value respect, I don’t mean I respect everyone. For me respect should be given freely but retracted … Continue reading Respect – Freya
I've asked some friends if they would be kind enough to spend some time reflecting on what they think their most sacred value might be and why.
The puzzle of 7.7 billion brake pedals and 7.7 billion accelerator pedals - anyone got any answers?
How often do we pursue change because what we actually seek is power?
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?