Category Archives: Bible and justice

Healing our broken humanity

Has anyone had a child ask them recently ‘how many weeks until Christmas?’ When our 4 were younger it usually came up about 2 weeks after they started back at school following the long summer break; like a beacon of … Continue reading

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Advent 4: Liberation!

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Advent 1: The Advent of our God

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on humiliation, terror and the politics of enemy-love

David Benjamin Blower’s Sympathy for Jonah is a slim but by no means a light read. It is an elegant and succinct work of profound poeisis; the artistic creation of a powerful imaginative lens which dives deep into the narrative … Continue reading

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Refuge and watering holes from Aleppo to Wales

Before the war, I didn’t pay attention to how much water I used. But now, water is like gold for me. It’s practically holy. (29-year-old Ali) Water sourced from underground wells in Aleppo (Photo: Aref Haj Youssef/Reuters) Aleppo is heartbreakingly … Continue reading

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Birth Pains

…When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the … Continue reading

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Resilience or flourishing?

There has been a lot of focus over recent years on the importance of building resilience as if that were the only sustainable answer to the catastrophic impacts of structural inadequacy. Resilience has to do with the habits and practises … Continue reading

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