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Why does a minister need to study theology?

One of my occasional irritations in life is hearing in the media someone from a business organisation – it used often to be the Institute of Directors – complaining that British universities don’t turn out graduates who are ready to do the jobs that businesses have available. No. We don’t even try to. We are […]

The art of asking good questions

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask. For once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” (Albert Einstein). Questions are important It is easy to […]

What’s the opposite of loneliness?

Our society, perhaps unintentionally, often sends the message that the opposite of loneliness is company. Loneliness seems to be viewed quantitatively, not qualitatively – to be lonely is to feel alone, i.e. by yourself, a party of one. Numbers are lacking and to combat loneliness requires higher numbers, more people to make you feel less […]

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