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Fascism, Neo-Nazism & the Church

This blogpost isn’t about the referendum whether the UK shout remain or exit the European Union. While it is a story that is worth exploring, this post is about the attitudes and behaviour that is becoming more and more prevalent in our communities in the UK especially in light of the referendum.

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The Rent Trap

There are more than 11 million people who rent privately from their landlord in the UK. It has recently been estimated that private renters spend 50% of their earnings on paying rent. In London, that figure rises to  a staggering 75% of wages spent on rent. Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability are […]

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Reflections on Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods Week Four

I’m currently blogging my way through the Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods experiment exploring what it means to follow Jesus when our neighbourhoods are experiencing gentrification. You can read Week Three here. This week we explored how improvement in the area of transportation contribute to gentrification. We started this week’s session by meeting at a bus stop […]

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Reflections on Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods Week Two

I’m currently blogging my way through the Reclaiming Our Neighbourhoods experiment exploring what it means to follow Jesus when our neighbourhoods are experieincing gentrification. You can read Week One here. This week we explored how improvement in the area of shopping contribute to gentrification. We found ourselves getting into the heart of the experiment itself […]

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Modern Day Colonialism

There is this saying that goes along the lines of ‘History is written by the winner.’ This saying infers how stories are often told by those who hold power. To put it another way, Kwame Nkrumah, who led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957, once was attributed as saying ‘The history of a nation […]

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Play vs. Practice

I was having lunch the other day with a friend who’s a musician. He shared how he was starting to give piano lessons to youngsters as a way to supplement his income. My friend talked about how he wanted his budding young proteges to avoid piano practice and just play between their weekly lessons. Play […]

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