Jonny B has penned an article on us as part of his series on Greenbelt Worship... only problem is No-one here gets the CT (Sorry Dave) so... if anyone has a spare copy, or a pre-read copy they wouldn't mind letting me have I would be eternally grateful :-)
Norwich obviously has a connection with Christian Mysticism (Julian) and with Monastic life (the priory was founded by the Benedictines in 1096 and there is currently an archaeological dig at the Hostry) but this morning BBC News 24 where doing a feature from Norwich and they had some footage from the Cathedral, which included pictures of a Labyrinth in the Cloisters... looks worth a visit if you are ever that far east!
Over the summer (if that is what you could call it) I have had the pleasure of meeting some great people (some for the first time), who have stirred me and encouraged me... so I'm attempting to do a mini blog-roll type posting... or a "contextless links" type post but with a smattering of context... at leasy of those I can find links for...
In the past I've posted on "The Free Market" and how it has been enshrined in western culture as THE right way to run an economy, the fair way etc. etc. but once again it is being proved to be abusive and unhealthy... you may be aware that we are currently experiencing catastrophic flooding in England; Sheffield had it bad a few weeks ago, now the South Midlands (Gloucester, Tewksbury etc) are under water...
A recent report says that not only has the water level been rising but food prices have been going up as fast, if not faster... a four pint carton of milk normally retails at about £1, in one of the worst hit areas they are now being sold for £5! Ah but it's "Supply and demand", the "Free Market" etc. well, TBH to me it sounds far more like profiting from the suffering/needs of others! We often talk about trade justice in terms of the poorer nations, I wonder of one of the best things we could do is NOT to sell them our brand of economics rather talk about a "fair market" not a free one! One based on a fair profit not "getting what you can" for a product.
A Podcast of the talk I gave in Dublin last month, along with a pdf of the powerpoint presentation... I haven't listened back to it and it was an off the cuff type talk, so I may have been talking complete garbage! You never know ;-)
Whilst in Dublin last month we walked through the Michael Smurfit School of Business, in their lobby they have a huge Tapestry by the famous Dublin artist Louis le Brocquy based on the story of St Brendan. It was a commission for P.J. Carroll & Co in 1963/64. TBH It's looking a bit battered at the bottom, but it is still very impressive