Monthly Archives: December 2012

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What social media does to your brain

Now is the time for New Years resolutions and bold attempts to chart a new course. For me, each year comes with adjustments, tweaks and nudges in a constant search for a better balance in life, better use of my time and above all to

The nightshelter

I’ve recently begun volunteering at a local nightshelter for the homeless and so far I’ve really enjoyed it for all sorts of reasons. It’s been a long time since I regularly worked with those without a fixed abode but I’ve always found the experience hugely

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Same-sex marriage: not the end of the world?

On Monday I wrote a post suggesting that a change in the law about marriage would lead to further changes in UK law dealing with sexuality and suggested three areas where further change might occur – polygamy, incest and the age of consent. During a

We all live in Vanity Fair now

I’ve recently been reading John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress (in Swedish – cue applause) and was struck afresh by the following stage of Christian and Steadfast’s journey. “They presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is Vanity; and at the town

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Potential consequences to re-defining marriage

There is much angst in the UK as it proceeds down the road to legalizing same-sex marriage. I think it is inevitable. I’ve often said that in terms of a secularist, liberal agenda the UK is perhaps 10 year behind Scandinavia. This week a Swede