My favorite part of the Royal Wedding was Reverend Bishop Curry’s sermon. Not only did his heat and passion contrast so starkly against the serious and bland rhetoric of ‘conventional’ Christianity, his message gave the whole occasion a purpose and a place in today’s war-torn, fearful and angry world. This was no spurious tabloid fairy […]

A client of mine gave me a copy of a book called The High Price of Materialism. It’s written by a psychologist called Tim Kasser, and he spent many years studying the effects of “materialism” [money + stuff] on people and their wellbeing. His conclusion: A strong focus on materialistic pursuits not only distracts people […]

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