Social Networks

We live in a culture that's more connected than ever, yet we’re also lonelier than ever before. We’re all ‘online’ but not present. We’re 'active’ but not engaged. We send and accept friend requests or followers, but we fear genuine encounter. Our real social networks are the people in our lives who deeply care about [...]

Speaking Foolishly

"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion." Proverbs 18:2 NRSV-CI We live in a noisy culture. In our busy lives - full of technology, television, schedules and social media - it's difficult to discern what is good and true. I talk and think about listening a lot but I'm [...]

“Compassionate Anger”

During the UCU strikes a couple of weeks ago, I went to a “Teach-Out” (one of the ad-hoc talks that were put on by our striking lecturers) and it was in collaboration with the Stand Up To Racism uni society. A young, black first year student stood up and spoke about his experiences. I was [...]