The Power of One

January 27th, 2016 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on The Power of One)

Whilst I’m a big believer in teams, and the capacity to achieve great things when people work together, there is no denying the impact an individual can have. In recent months I’ve been reading a number of biographies of such people. Take David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa. He was a pioneer, an …
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Greed Gone Global

January 19th, 2016 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on Greed Gone Global)

It is reported by relief agency Oxfam that the world’s 62 wealthiest people own as much as half the world’s population. That’s a statistic that takes a while to absorb. It is a staggering figure. A tragic figure. A condemning figure. At its heart it reveals the corruption of human nature. As Jeremiah put it, …
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When the church is not what you want it to be

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on When the church is not what you want it to be)

We live caught between two concepts – the ideal and the real. Sometimes it is as though we are full of idealism and anticipation. This is common when we are young. As we grow older our expectations may moderate, or we get disillusioned by the gap between the ideal we long for and the reality …
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