Day: February 21, 2015

Handling panhandling

Handling panhandling

I would advise people to be aware of their environment, to use your gut instinct and to give as little or as much as you like. There’s nothing remotely fun about living in poverty and having to beg for money. The idea that people panhandling are somehow are making out like bandits is an urban myth.

Got an earworm from Grantchester?

Got an earworm from Grantchester?

Jazz plays an integral part in the Grantchester, as series Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd explains: Sidney’s love of jazz is an important part of the book [on which Grantchester was based]. Author James Runcie created a man who likes ‘warm beer and hot jazz’. For the television series it was important to reflect Sidney’s love of jazz because […]

Losing my religion: women’s edition

Losing my religion: women’s edition

Cathy Grossman at Religion News Service reports that one in three women now claim no religious identity: Surveys have long shown women lead more active lives of faith than men, and that millennials are less interested than earlier generations. One in three now claim no religious identity. What may be new is that more women, generation by […]

Why Anti-racism? part 2

Why Anti-racism? part 2

We want people to come to Anti-Racism training cheerfully and not grudgingly because there is some church canon or decree from their bishop that they have to check this box or miss out on some needed certification. We want people to come to Anti-Racism training because learning how to overcome the sin of racism will enable us to love one another as Jesus loves each one of us.