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A song for freedom


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Since I have been a little political and a little musical of late, I thought I’d post this. It’s really about being a Sara Groves fan, and I have posted some Jenny & Tyler here before also. This song was recorded to raise money for organisations that fight to prevent human trafficking. It’s a U2

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My puzzlement with the world


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This might be the most un-PC blog post I ever write, and I don’t even want to blog about such things, because there are plenty of other dedicated and angry blogs a person can read. But, someone needs to explain to me sometime soon how an evolutionary worldview supports the current obsession with, even worship

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What “no thanks” does to your brain


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I got the Frankie Magazine in the mail today. I haven’t actually sat down to read it yet, but I did a quick flick and was arrested by a pithy little article on rejection, called thanks but no thanks by Caro Cooper. How’s this for a curious little piece of science slipped in amongst the emotional

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Girls rising


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Last night I sat in a picture theatre almost entirely full of women for a private screening of Girl Rising. It’s quite a film/documentary, and if you have an opportunity to see it, you should. In some ways I felt like it was preaching to the converted here, because the message is the value of

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