Heaven, mansion or shack? – Matthew in Advent day 2

A few years ago I attended a Christmas meal at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire. Not dining with the Duke, unfortunately, nor in the dining room of the great house itself, but in rooms in a converted stables. Still this was a level of luxury that I am not accostomed …

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Apocalyptic – Matthew in Advent day 1

In the book "Why democracies die" by Harvard University political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, coup-d'etat is not the most likely way. That, they say, is when the views of the opposition are no longer tolerated,. This tolerance involves accepting the results of a free and fair election where the opposition has won, in contrast with advocacy for overthrow or spurious …

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Virtue Signalling: a Christian perspective

The BBC I was triggered into writing this by an Independent article on new rules from the BBC about political neutrality. The new rules for staff who are required to be politically neutral include not attending “political protests”, such as Black Lives Matter events and LGBT protests. LGBT because it may include the 'controversial' transsexual …

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Commitment, Consistency and Consequences.

Holy Trinity Church, HuddersfieldSunday 8th November 2020 There was an act of remembrance during this service. If you cannot make it to an act of remembrance, British Legion are recommending against doing this, you can start this YouTube service, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmIy98ltU, on Wednesday 11th November at 10 am and the act of remembrance will occur at …

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Not being involved in criminal activity is a sign that you are deficient.

Yes, you read that right. That is what research from psychologists says. This one: Right temporoparietal junction underlies avoidance of moral transgression in Autism Spectrum Disorder They say that that autistic people are less likely to act immorally, even when consequences or chance of being found out are low, is apparently a 'deficit'. Yes really. …

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