Tag Archives: greed

Book Review: Boomerang

Boomerang by Michael Lewis My rating: 4 of 5 stars The financial crisis of 2008 was a shocking event. But I’m willing to bet you have no idea how shocking it really was. That happens when you truly realise the scale of the greed, duplicity

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What is the weight of sin?

A few days ago my friend Matt Hosier wrote this post in which he (rightly) pointed out that our society has some strange ideas about what to tolerate or not tolerate. His examples were our strange acceptance of promiscuity and our hostile rejection of obesity.

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Golden Parachutes

Seeing the handouts given to leading bankers when they get sacked for doing a rubbish job is quite something. Take a look at this. I wish more church leaders would just stand up and say, this is not right. It’s wrong.

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Josh Harris on a good recession

Tony Reinke links to some of Josh Harris’ recent sermons on the economic situation and pulls out some great quotes. I particularly like this one… “Our definition of need has been super-sized by our culture of consumption. So we think that we need not only