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My Silence Adds Weight

My Silence Adds Weight

I’ve never been a victim of racism, and I don’t live in fear that I will. I understand that puts me in a privileged position. I feel outrage at the death of George Floyd, and saddened at the way those protesting for justice have been treated. But I know I… Read More »My Silence Adds Weight

Peace Pagoda

Recently I’ve been challenged about the use of an inappropriate image for a Christian project. What follows are my reflections on whether or not using the image was wise or appropriate. When setting up a new project recently (Hope MK) and putting together the website, I selected a number of… Read More »Peace Pagoda

BBC Newsnight Debacle

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I’m confused. The BBC Newsnight programme broadcast a film in which an individual claimed they had been sexually abused by a prominent Tory MP of the time, but no names were mentioned. Speculation elsewhere, mostly online but not exclusively, led to an individual being named. Newsnight & the BBC have… Read More »BBC Newsnight Debacle

Disappointing GCSE Results

Today is a big day – a day which fills young people across the country with fear and dread. It is GCSE results day. Today, especially, I’m reminded that I got poor GCSE results – the worst in my family: C – Maths Level II C – Environmental Science C… Read More »Disappointing GCSE Results

Lent vs Social Media

It’s traditional to give something up for the period of Lent. Many people do so – even those without any personal religious conviction or understanding of the significance, which puzzles me a little. I usually struggle to know what to give up (if I should bother at all) and many… Read More »Lent vs Social Media

#LoveMonday

There’s a small but steady ‘movement’ on Twitter to use Mondays as a specific opportunity to encourage others. It’s called #loveMonday and it works like this: You send an encouraging message (public or private) to three other Twitter users, and invite them to encourage three of their friends/contacts/followers. Don’t forget to include #loveMonday in the message. Simple. Of course, it doesn’t have to just be via Twitter. Feel free to do the same but on Facebook, via email, or even offline (send a postcard, leave a message scrawled on a post-it note, etc.).

Big Society, Big Mission

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Recently I attended a seminar entitled ‘Big Society, Big Mission’, organised by the Central Baptist Association and presented by Geoff Colmer & Helen Wordsworth. On reflection, it was very light on Big Society info (as is the government!) and so focussed on Big Mission. Nothing ground breaking, but a useful… Read More »Big Society, Big Mission