Monthly Archives: January 2017

Issues beyond the scope of science

You often hear it said that science has disproved God because it has found no evidence apart from people’s belief. But that’s like saying that science has disproved love because it’s found no evidence other than what people claim to … Continue reading

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Putting the clock back

I was talking to some friends on New Year’s Eve and the general opinion was that the world is in a rather precarious state. But then someone added that the last thing we’d want to do is ‘put the clock … Continue reading

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The need to be reminded rather than instructed

Dr. Johnson used to say that ‘People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.’ And that’s what every great moral teacher in history has done – reminded us of the old principles which we often … Continue reading

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One of the amazing things about our human body is its ability to heal and repair itself. As C.S. Lewis pointed out, ‘a live body is not one that never gets hurt, but one that can to some extent repair … Continue reading

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Never give up

There’s a famous story about Winston Churchill being invited to speak at his old school – the famous Harrow Public School – and the essence of the story is that Churchill stood to his feet before the assembled school and … Continue reading

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We are all like icebergs

People say there’s nothing more awe inspiring than standing on the deck of a ship watching an iceberg passing by. Icebergs, of course, are dangerous to shipping because what we see is only a small part of what’s actually there. … Continue reading

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Being free to choose

I remember a Monday morning when I woke up and remembered that I’d finally become eligible for long service leave, and that if I didn’t want to, I wouldn’t have to go to work that day. But the strange thing … Continue reading

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Filling our minds with the best

Anxiety truly is the great modern plague. For most of us it’s a vague sense of unease that we live with, its intensity varying depending on the size of the problem we face. The most obvious outcome is that we … Continue reading

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‘Look to him and be radiant.’

Most of us believe that joy comes because of improving our environment, but life constantly teaches us that it doesn’t. It may bring momentary happiness, but our common experience is that it’s only temporary. The pleasure of a new car, … Continue reading

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The peace that comes from talking things over with your best friend

The greatest enemy of joy is anxiety. To a certain extent anxiety is natural; it helps us avoid danger. Sometimes, though, it becomes a type of mental illness because it bears little relation to reality. But for most of us … Continue reading

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