Make it a real Jubilee – cancel the debt

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Here’s some information about debt in the UK. The average debt in the UK was over £1.7 billion at the end of November 2021. The average total debt per household in 2021 was £63,112. Unsecured debt from personal loans was estimated at £208 billion in 2019. As stated in UK personal debt statistics, 63% of UK… Continue reading Make it a real Jubilee – cancel the debt

The cost of living crisis: helping or hurting?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing on and off about the implications of the current cost of living crisis for the church.  In these last few articles, I want to think a little bit more about how we approach the challenge Biblically and practically. In this article I want to talk about some… Continue reading The cost of living crisis: helping or hurting?

The Cost of Living and Poverty

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I’ve written a couple of articles about the Cost of Living Crisis and why we should care about it recently.  The other day, I saw this comment on twitter retweeting a list of actions that are required if we are to tackle poverty. Well, there is one small problem with the suggestion and that is… Continue reading The Cost of Living and Poverty

Is food poverty real and do food banks help?

If you were to talk to people about the big needs in communities and how churches can help, you’ll find that they quite often settle on the assumption that a primary issue is food poverty.  Furthermore, it tends to be assumed that a major solution to food poverty is the existence of foodbanks (alongside things… Continue reading Is food poverty real and do food banks help?

Wisdom’s offer (Proverbs 9)

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Do you like getting invited out for dinner?  It’s great isn’t it to know that you won’t have to cook for yourself – and no worrying about clearing up and washing up afterwards. Even better still is the invite to a party with lots to eat and plenty of good company.  Here wisdom sends out… Continue reading Wisdom’s offer (Proverbs 9)

Stop worshipping at the foot of the magic money tree

It’s the 2017 General Election, the Tories had gone into the campaign, fully expecting a landslide victory but had then proceeded to self destruct whilst Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign had too off with the promise of investment and handouts. Central to the Labour campaign was the commitment to abolish student fees. Then you may remember that… Continue reading Stop worshipping at the foot of the magic money tree