50 Shades of Reality

February 13th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

Valentine’s Day has coincided with the release of the movie version of the described ‘erotic novel’, 50 Shades of Grey. Nice timing! I haven’t read the book and I won’t be seeing the movie. I don’t reckon it would be helpful for my soul! But it does make me reflect on where our cultural thinking …
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The Question of God

February 4th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus | What's On - (Comments Off)

In the ancient world a belief in divine power was normal. Usually that took the form of owing allegiance and paying homage to many gods. The early Christians failed to do so and were, ironically for today, often labelled as atheists. It is thought this was the motivation for Nero’s blaming of Christians for the …
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A right to live or a right to die?

November 19th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

Currently there is a big debate – and a big push – for people with terminal illness to have the ‘right to die’. That is to say, to choose the timing and place of their actual death, and potentially spare themselves some of the pain that may be associated with it. There are many moving …
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