I link therefore I am (24.09.10)

So after wading through 500+ blog posts (I really wish Google reader had a pause button) I found a few good posts with a general simplicity, money, consumer feel to them. Rachel Botsman reckons we are now shifting to an era of collaborative consumption. My favourite example of this is streetbank.com The above is timely as Britain’s high streets are increasingly clone towns Will Willimon shares a hymn from Charles Wesley called Pastors and the Poor Randy Alcorn addresses the issue of caring for the poor: what God says Q…

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The poor and social justice

Kevin DeYoung has been writing an interesting series on seven key passages about the poor and social justice. Here he gives some concluding remarks and gives two warnings. Don’t undersell or oversell what the Bible says about this. “The apostles, for their part, spoke against greed and the love of money and encouraged God’s people in sacrificial generosity. And then there’s Genesis 1 and Psalm 8 where we see that every human being is made in God’s image, possessing inherent worth and dignity. This alone is reason enough to care…

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What's important to me politically? Social Justice

I’m thinking through the issues that are important to me in choosing a political party, I’m not sure if I’m doing them in order of importance but the first one I thought of was social justice, so I guess that’s near the top for me. I want a government (and by extension political party) that prioritises care for the poor, that thinks seriously about domestic and international poverty. I’d want a clear commitment to reach the UN target of 0.7% GDP being given in international aid not sometime in the…

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