Tag Archives: giving

Money, money, money.

What do you earn? How much money do you have? What do you spend it on? These are questions that aren’t heard much in polite conversation in this country. We tend to be quite uncomfortable talking about money. Which is a bit odd, since it is such an important part of our lives, or maybe […]

Investing in the Kingdom

Ethical investment has been quite a big thing for the Church of England. The church’s financial managers do quite a lot of work to ensure that the investments made by the church are in line with the moral and ethical values of the Bible, and occasionally are embarrassed by press reports that they’ve missed one. […]

Daily Bread

Come with me in your imaginations to the desert of Sin. This is not quite as interesting as it sounds. It’s just a hot, dry place somewhere to the north east of Egypt, between Mount Sinai and the oasis at Elim. The Israelites had been out of Egypt for about a month and a half, […]

Rejoicing in Generosity

This evening it really is the end of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Philippi. He is ready to sign off, but before he does so, he has a final subject he wants to reinforce in the Philippians minds. He is going to talk about generosity. In some ways I really love talking about generosity, […]

Jumping from 20,000 feet

Do you know the song, “He jumped without a parachute from twenty thousand feet”? Well, I think they’re going to have to rewrite it. I was reading this morning on the BBC News website that yesterday a man called Luke Aikens did exactly this. After 2 years training and preparation, he jumped out of an […]

Ready to die?

Over the last few weeks the presidents of two North African countries have been deposed. There have been protests in many others. There appears to be the beginning of a civil war in Libya. There has been a huge earthquake in Christ Church, New Zealand, and another this week off the coast of Japan, both […]