Not that I always maintain regular posting, but I’ll not (probably?) be posting for a couple weeks, as I leave Sunday night (or Monday morning, actually) for Kolkata, India with a group from my church. We are helping Freeset refurbish their new building to expand their business. Freeset make fair-trade, organic, eco-friendly and pretty stinkin’… Continue reading india trip
Anyone who has a knee jerk (i.e. less than critical) reaction to political events in general and the recent U.S. stimulus package in particular, should shut up and think before ranting. That said, I just don’t like the thought (much less the passing) of the new stimulus package (and I’m not at all anti-Obama –… Continue reading stinking stimulus
It’s ‘inorganic rubbish collection’ time in Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand. Northcote street-sides are loaded down with previously-wanted, cheaply-made, briefly-enjoyed and hastily-discarded stuff. Interestingly, a rather large percentage of the items you’ll see piled outside homes in the area can be seen in pre-broken, pre-rusted or pre-outdated condition in store advertising fliers like the “Outdoor Living… Continue reading buying rubbish
Anthropocentric Ethics – In Ancient & Modern Perspective The author/composer/poet/community which produced the text we know of as Genesis 1 observed many things. Just one of these is the uniqueness of humans in relation to our environment. Day and night, earth and sky, sea and land, vegetation, and fruits, creatures great and tiny, both in… Continue reading anthropocentric ethics
The US of A just spent $168 billion… (or 152, depending on sources) Might wanna read that again… What did they spend it on? Shopping… that’s right, shopping… This makes me want to release a torrent of various expletives… Each tax-paying American recently received hundreds of dollars to –yes– go shopping. The ridiculous rhetoric used… Continue reading why the “economic stimulus” is a load of bull…
Read Romans 1:1-17 (in a good, easy to read translation like NIV or CEV), and then check out Brian J. Walsh’s ‘targum’ (an interpretive ‘modernisation’ of a given passage) of it… (Copied from here) I just love this stuff…
I love books. Now I’ve got a new source (hat tip: Andrew Madjar). Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls; behold GoodBooksNZ. All – yes ALL – profits from book sales from GoodBooksNZ goes to Oxfam.
“And when James, Cephas (Peter), and John… perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of the fellowship, that we should go to the (uncircumcised) Gentiles and they to the circumcised (Jews). They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I… Continue reading poor christianity