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
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.
With thanks to the Economist (from 7th Feb)
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.
Josh Harris has expanded on the quote I posted here. So if your definition of ‘I need’ is like that of a sumo wrestler’s appetite, then you need to read this. Here for the whole sermon
Steve Tibbert has a good post about speaking into a nation whose god is Mammon. He says, “Man’s greed and the security he has sought in financial gain have resulted in nations turning away from God. Trusting in the acquisition of property, shares, pensions, and
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
One of the projects I’ve set myself this year is to meditate more on what I read in the Bible each day. But I’m no good at just letting it simply swill around in my head which is where blogging comes in, I thought I’d