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Sermon Luke 12: 32- 40 A sermon for Joy in Enough – Good News for the “anxious middle”

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading Luke 12:32-40   alongside Luke 12:13-21 what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell,

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A sermon on an economy of grace

A sermon on the economy of grace. Luke 7 verse 1  and 7-14 (Stratford on Avon MC August 28th 2016)

 

This teaching about the marriage feast or the banquet seems to fall quite neatly into two parts.

In the first part Jesus seems to give some rather shrewd advice.

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Towards an annotated booklist for JiE economics section

An annotated booklist for Joy in Enough Economics section

I’ve divided this into sections. Obviously this is a personal list. Others might include different titles.

The Crisis (meaning the financial crisis of 2008)

The Shifts and the Shocks – what we’ve learned and still have to learn by Martin Wolf.

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A Sermon for Joy In Enough Luke 12: 32-40

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading to-day’s gospel alongside last weeks what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell, those who fear that their income will not guarantee their security or that their purses or pensions plans will grow old and develop holes through which their status and security will disappear.

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A sermon on the Sabbath guided by Walter Brueggemann Luke 13: 10-17

Just imagine for a moment. It’s the Sabbath day and you are in the synagogue-the usual people are all around you including that sad woman who has suffered some sort of curvature of the spine for 18 years. That’s a long time-best part of a life you might say-certainly 18 is a significant number in the Bible.

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Towards an annotated booklist for Joy in Enough

Towards an annotated booklist for Joy in Enough. Further suggestions welcome.

 

This list will be in two parts. This is the theological list.

 

“If you care about the poor study economic theory.” Bernard Lonergan

“The discipline of theology in a time of economic dead ends can open up the economic imagination in much the same way as the disciplines of history and theology can.” Kathryn Tanner

 

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14 Ideas that could help create a joyful green society

Many of you may have read a very interesting article by Charles Ledbetter in the Observer last month:

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/12/14-ideas-that-could-save-labour

Now my intention here is not to be party political. But I think this set of imaginative ideas stands up free of parties and I think are very relevant to the kind of society in which many would wish to live in or at least aspire to.

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