As a civilised society, we have a duty to support those among us who are vulnerable and in need. When times are hard, that duty should be felt more than ever, not disappear or diminish.
Jesus calls us to a holiness that is positive, generous and openhearted. It's a difficult, daring challenge - do we accept it?
It is a really good question. The other day I was praying over something as I was running, and I ended up saying to God, ‘Look, this is all very well, but isn’t it about time you did something, if you’re there?’ Which is probably not what the archbishop of Canterbury should say.
Put not your trust in new leaders, better systems, new organisations or regulatory reorganisation. They may well be good and necessary, but will to some degree fail.
Human fallibility recognised, Gods sovereignty trusted; these are also the only stable foundations for human beings in society.
I dont believe in good human beings, but I believe you can have structures that make it easier to make the right choice or the wrong choice.
Banks need to think through their ethics very carefully, and many have done so. I dont know any bank that dismisses the concept of ethical banking.
The longer I go on, the more I am aware of the power of finance.
There's something different about looking someone in the eyes and doing something dishonest to doing it over the phone or screen.
A lot of people reject the idea of God as Father if theyve had a competitive relationship with their own father.
You see gay relationships that are just stunning in the quality of the relationship.
Turning God into some kind of celestial insurance policy is just mental.
I am not particularly well-behaved.
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