von Ruhland on: Creation Care

“Stopping climate change is not the reason we should be attempting to live more simply in the first place. The point about, say,…travelling by public transport instead of your own private car…is that such actions have their own intrinsic worth. Such green practices express a level of esteem for the world around us and the community we live in.” From a short article in Faithworks magazine (summer 2008) p9. Catherine von Ruhland is the author of Living with the Planet: Making a difference in a time of climate change If…

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You can buy nothing…

Some time ago when I was in London I visited the V&A museum. All very interesting, what surprised me the most was in the gift shop, because there I found I could buy nothing. Quite literally, buy nothing and pay £4 for the privilege. It’s probably supposed to be ironic, but even so someone has invested money in creating this irony and no doubt hoped to make some money in the process. Don’t believe me, here’s the cardboard and plastic packaging that was wasted to sell nothing…

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Foundations of Grace

Last week, I preached on grace. It’s always challenging, I almost always think I’ve short changed the people and failed to show how great and glorious is His grace to us. Fortunately there’s grace to us preachers too. I think I need to spend much more time unpacking grace and preaching on it in the future. If it is the most important thing, then we should really not just know it but become people of grace. Anyway, any thoughts on what I missed out, did well or not well is…

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