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To really eradicate social inequality you have to eradicate the family

In 1516, the Dutch scholar Erasmus wrote a book called The Education of a Christian Prince. He wrote it for the Spanish Prince Charles, advising him about how to rule. It contains this line:  “it is not equality for everyone to have the same rewards, the same rights, the same status; indeed this often results in extreme …

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Bible Kennings

A kenning is a two-word phrase in Old English with a metaphorical meaning. Here are some kennings that describe the Bible. Oh that we loved and used this Book more! Christ-exalter (John 5:46; 20:31) Light-Giver (Psalm 119:105)  Soul-splitter (Heb 4:12) Devil-slasher (Matt 4:4; Eph 6:17)  Truth-Teller (John 17:17) Heart-smasher (Jer 23:29) Faith-feeder (Job 23:12) Righteousness-Trainer …

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Sacred secular distinction

The Bible teaches the sacred/secular distinction

It’s very easy for us as Christians to compartmentalise our Christian lives. I’m sure lots of us feel the contradiction between what we are in church on Sundays and what we are at work on Mondays. It feels like we have the “spiritual” bit of life here and the “non-spiritual” bit of life over there. …

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