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I hate charity: why justice matters

I hate charity. Not when I’m giving: when I’m giving, I love charity. It makes me feel better about myself, because I have done something...

The evangelical interest in idolatry

A few weeks ago I came across these tweets by Sophie Killingley, @PrettySophieK, 9th Feb 2024: 1) The Evangelical urge to view everything...

Stories that challenge: Emma

This is the second in my series, Stories That Challenge, hosted by Church Action on Poverty. These stories seek to reveal the reality...

Stories that challenge: Alan and Ben

I currently have a series of blog posts being hosted by Church Action on Poverty. The first one tells the stories of Alan and Ben, two...

Finding joy when you're in poverty

I had the pleasure recently of speaking at my church about poverty and my experience of it. At the end, one lady asked a question about...

Using food clubs: visit #2

Today was my second visit to a food club. This time, I’d swapped to one nearer to me, though still a mile away. That’s fine with my...

Turning the other cheek

I have had reason recently to reflect on my own assertiveness and how this fits with Jesus’ injunctions to turn the other cheek, go a...

SAS: who dares illness?

I recently started watching the series SAS: Who Dares Wins, right from the first series. I’ve found it quite addictive, possibly in part...

Poverty stigma: causes vs symptoms

I think I've worked out what it is that I dislike about people saying that poverty isn’t just, or even mainly, about material lack. Even...

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