Wonder points us to God not just in the Christmas story, but in the Bible, the world and the universe we live in. It also lets us all be little kids again - enjoying a moment.
Integrity is the value which I most cherish in the people that I love, and the one I most long to cultivate in my own life.
Optimism reflects a hopefulness and confidence for the future- the idea that good will always prevail over evil.
Fundamentally, there is something delightfully unnecessary and inexpressibly and outlandishly beautiful about the generous; it speaks to me of something greater.
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.
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?
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
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)