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The old normal – and a new normal (continued)

The old normal - and a new normal? (continued) In Matthew 6:28, Jesus exhorts us to “consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.” The exhaustion of constant work and activity, especially in cities, has been set against the quietude of plane-less skies, car-less streets and furloughed work.  Some [...]

By | 2020-07-27T09:53:21+01:00 July 27th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments

The old normal – and a new normal? Part 1

Before COVID-19 the old normal was characterised by greed, inequity, exhaustion, consumption and disconnection.  Such is the shock to received opinion that a new normal has been developing: generosity, equity, quietude, conservation and connection. This is the Way of Christ. In Luke 18:24 Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to [...]

By | 2020-06-29T21:19:42+01:00 June 28th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments

What do we do about the number of humans on the planet?

The root cause of the problem of overpopulation is overconsumption. Mark Twain wrote, “Civilisation is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries”. Jesus Christ never said he came to make us financially better off generation by generation; he said he came to show us the way to the kingdom and commonwealth of God. Overconsumption of [...]

By | 2020-05-13T08:30:17+01:00 May 13th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|4 Comments

COVID 19: CHANGING THE CLIMATE?

Global heating did not cause the COVID 19 pandemic. Yet to consider the two phenomena together is worthwhile: they are a double helix of intertwined causes and results leading to a mutating new world. Such evolution is of God. We remember that in the Revelation of St John, the Apocalypse is not a Hollywood disaster; [...]

By | 2020-04-13T15:38:31+01:00 April 13th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|2 Comments

Pandemic

What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now,  on trying to make the world different than it is.  Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down.   And [...]

By | 2020-04-11T10:29:38+01:00 April 11th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments

Are there too many people?

“There are too many people”. This is said to justify opposition to immigration or in despair in the age of global warming. In the last 60 years the number of people on earth has doubled to 7.6 billion:  the world adds more people than the population of Britain each year. But in Genesis 1:28 it [...]

By | 2020-03-13T12:42:17+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Blog, John Anderson Blog Posts|0 Comments