Category Archives: Faith

Harvest festival time

Its harvest festival time and as we have covered on this blog before just as food security is becoming more important less and less churches have harvest festivals.  My church has not had a harvest festival this year. This is … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Gaza

Is the war in Gaza not about terrorism but control of energy?  This idea was raised this week in the Guardian (other links in this article).  A few years ago it was announced that a very large gas field had … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Iraqi oil

Oil and particularly Iraqi oil have been in the news this week. Of course first and foremost what is happening in Iraq is a humanitarian crisis.  Up to half a million Iraqis have fled the fighting, although there were reports … Continue reading

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That’s Incredible that is!

Joanna Dobson introduces Incredible Edible, the local food movement that’s spreading across the world. Ezekiel lay on his side for 430 days; Hosea took an unfaithful wife, and in the west Yorkshire town of Todmorden, Mary Clear ripped out her … Continue reading

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Passover meal

  The original Easter story took place against the backdrop of the passover festival, with much of the central part of this happening at a passover meal. “On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples went … Continue reading

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Lent study guide

With Lent fast approaching people are expressing ideas of what to give up. In recent years the idea of a carbon fast has emerged. The oil lamp is going to throw its hat in the ring and make a few … Continue reading

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“Just Christmas”

Our Church is involved in something called “Just Christmas”.  The idea is to have a more simple and less materialistic Christmas whilst remembering its true meaning, giving money you would have spent on presents away.  To be honest we have … Continue reading

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Population (part 2)

Population, a highly controversial subject rarely talked about in green circles has been raised on the “Seedbed” website. I have a number of criticisms of this article some of which were raised in a previous post. As well as the criticisms … Continue reading

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Population

We wrote about population in the economics chapter of our book “No oil in the lamp”.  A week or so ago I read a very provocative post on the site “Seedbed” on population.  Its with some trepidation I blog on … Continue reading

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The Arab “Spring” and energy security

  Early 2011 saw the so-called Arab “Spring” – an abrupt and unexpected change in the political landscape across the Arab world. Starting in Tunisia, widespread street protests took place as ordinary citizens demanded human rights and political change. The … Continue reading

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