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Consumer culture
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Consumer culture

When we were busy, and had money, we got in the habit of ordering our groceries on the net and having it delivered by van. Many of the supermarkets do this now. Steve Latham It’s an additional £5 for the delivery. But we didn’t consider it a lot to pay, […]

No sex please…
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No sex please…

“No Sex Please we’re British” was a West End theatrical farce, lampooning the shy, inhibited attitudes of the British to sex.– – Steve Latham . Today that production seems like history. We British are not noticeably reticent when it comes to talking about, or having sex. The media eagerly describe […]

My city of ruin
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My city of ruin

St. Augustine’s “City of God” was occasioned by the fall of Rome. In his mind, however, this expanded into a rumination about the history of civilisation. . Steve Latham The city is always fallen, always falling. The city is always changing, but that surely does not necessarily entail a falling. […]

Why I am against women priests
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Why I am against women priests

The recent vote by the Church of England’s General Synod against women priests has caused a lot of controversy. Steve Latham I am also against women priests. Actually, I am against all priests. The New Testament, read from a radical reformation standpoint, has no place for any priesthood. The Bible […]

Bad Iranians, bad Muslims, good Americans
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Bad Iranians, bad Muslims, good Americans

My wife and I went to see the film “Argo”, directed and starring Ben Affleck. It is a tense action flick, based on a true story. Steve Latham During the 1979 Iranian revolution, demonstrations against the Shah’s dictatorial regime initially united combined secular liberal and Muslim fundamentalist groups. With the […]