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    Is having a child a right?

    Is having a baby that results from a loving relationship the same as having a baby being created via a business transaction? Read more
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    Sunshine for the Soul

    This is the exchange which out of his measureless goodness he has made with us: that, receiving our poverty unto himself he has transferred his wealth to us; that taking... Read more
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    On Earth As In Heaven

    Fifty years ago today an event happened that changed our view of the world forever. Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders were blasted into space on the Apollo 8... Read more
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    Dying well this Christmas

    One of the privileges of being a pastor is watching people die. Read more
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    What You’ve Been Reading on Think

    In those days Google Analytics issued a report of all that had been read on Think in the entire year. (This was the eighth such report that took place while Pollock,... Read more
  • Turtles, Poppies and Jesus Only image

    Turtles, Poppies and Jesus Only

    Has any domestic object ever gone from unobserved ubiquity to mass condemnation so quickly as the disposable plastic straw? Plastic is the enemy. We’ve all seen the... Read more
  • The Identity Merry Go Round image

    The Identity Merry Go Round

    The news that Emile Ratelband, a Dutch ‘media personality’, is pursuing a court case to change his legal age to 49 from his biological age of 69 is amusing. Read more
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    Living by the Mountain

    'Africa’s coastline? Great beaches, really, really lovely beaches, but terrible natural harbours. Rivers? Amazing rivers, but most of them are rubbish for actually... Read more
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    Safeguarding the Psalms

    “Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” Amen. And now our children will go to their activities for the morning. Read more
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    Once More Into the Breach

    The more gender equality in a country, the greater the difference in the way men and women think. It could be called the patriarchy paradox.
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