“I am making everything New, and you can help, starting with COP26 in Glasgow, October 31-November 12 2021.”

It’s nearly time for the twenty sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) to begin in Glasgow- just over a week to go until the start of the biggest international meeting ever held in the UK, and, regardless of number of attendees, certainly the most important meeting of world leaders to take place in our generation. What time is it? It is decision time. And it is reality time. Either there will be substantial and effective plans from each country’s leadership- the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reducing emissions driving our climate chaos- or there won’t. And the sum of all these individual commitments either will or will not add up to the collective difference that we have to make as one human race to recover our collective community to a state of sustainability. I’ve written much in this blog over the last 18 months about vision, co-creation and dreams that point to God’s very good ultimate future that could be seen in part in our here and now- in our community of people and planet. Perhaps you’ve been a friendly reader, or maybe a critical one. However, right now, the average global temperature is rising significantly, and though there are even some scientists I thought I could respect who still choose to argue about what ought to be uncontested facts, there will be as much use in arguing with thermometers as humble King Canute was said to prove on an English beach as the tide and waves came rolling towards him. It doesn’t matter what kings might decree, or knaves declare they do not believe. Apocryphal as Huntingdon’s story undoubtedly is, there’s never been much arguing with the tides. The Dutch have been best at it, while downstream from where Cnut the Great perhaps stood at Thorney Island, Westminster (in London) we now have a barrier in the Thames to keep the high water back. But there won’t be any arguing with rising global sea level. Soon enough, our Thames barrier won’t be big enough to keep the salt water out of the City of London. “By 2050, over 570 low-lying coastal cities will face projected sea level rise by at least 0,5 meters. This puts over 800 million people at risk from the impacts of rising seas and storm surges.”1 

12th Century historian Henry of Huntingdon describes how Canute (d 1035) set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the incoming tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet “continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: ‘Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws.'” He then hung his gold crown on a crucifix, and never wore it again “to the honour of God the almighty King”

after wikipedia article on canute/cnut, accessed 22 10 21

It has long appeared to be the case that the actions of generations of kings, princes, slaves and peoples of all positions in society may well have profound effects upon one another, but not much on the environment in which we all live. This impression is simply not true.2 Though the population has been much smaller than current levels, woodland cover in Britain fell from around 75% about 4000 years ago to an all-time low of 5% in 1905, and most of this loss was before the Industrial Revolution. Many other historic examples of human impacts on environment and climate could be collated, where the fall of complete civilisations has been the inevitable result of our overreaching exploitation of the natural systems on which we depend. But now there are 7 902 132 110+ (says World Population meter, as I write) of us, which collectively is causing a crisis of near-apocalyptic proportions, and time is not on our side.

Make no mistake, if there are indeed some 2 380 000 000+ Christians in the world today, then there is much that we followers of Jesus can do- should do. Must do. In any economic system, that’s a lot of spending power, a lot of influence, and a great deal of responsibility. Today, I am simply applying our shared spiritual values to prayer. Each of us must consider our contribution in ‘practical’ terms, our lifestyle choices at home, in transport and energy use, our consumption of all kinds. But if I am persuading you that there could be a richness in the Christian world view that adds significantly to potential solutions to the crisis in our Commons, then we should also explore what vital contribution prayer might bring to our toolbox of actions.

In advance of COP26 a small band of Christians convened ‘Climate Intercessors’ to address this most urgent priority, including Eden Vigil, YWAM England and Tearfund. In turning to prayer, Christians are not claiming that action is not required. ‘I will show you my faith by my actions’, says the Apostle James (James 2:18). But the claim we are somewhat persuaded of is that by turning to God first in prayer, this will engage the agency of heaven and also shape the actions we ourselves go on to do, and the spirit in which we do those actions. If we are to encourage one another, and all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:25) the Spirit we are filled with will make all the difference- how we speak, the love we show, the grace we extend to one another. We do not claim a monopoly on the truth of what must be done to rescue our world, but those truths must best be spoken in love, and it is this that is in such short supply. Most of all we are keeping covenant with our God, the Creator, who promises to be with us and amongst us when we join together in prayer. And to hear us. And to answer!

You can find this at climateintercessors.org including the sign up for emails during the conference helping us to all pray together.

This is strategic. The focus of this prayer initiative is on the conference and its aims and objective, and most of all, its outcomes. Many issues interrelate with these priorities, but we want to lift this conference to the Lord of the Cosmos and hear what the Spirit of God would do with us in answering the prayers of the world for urgent rescue. Here is the summary version of the COP26 programme: from https://ukcop26.org/the-conference/presidency-programme/

The Climate Intercessors team have responded to this agenda by suggesting that the (approximately) five main conference areas are supported by ten strategic prayer requests. This has been a corporate exercise, shared between the leaders of various organisations that have partnered to lead this vision, and also inviting contributions from anyone who attends the monthly prayer meetings or posts via the website. Speaking personally, I have been massively encouraged to join across a virtual e-link with my brothers and sisters in the USA and Canada, Europe and Singapore at different times, to hear their testimony and championing of the needs of local communities that they are giving their lives to. We have learned to pray into the COP programme, asking for exactly what it asks for. We are learning how to pray into these aims from God’s point of view- in partnership with God’s Spirit. What a privilege to co-create the future with God, for this is His invitation!

These are certainly not all the prayers that one can pray for COP26, neither are we claiming that they are the most important prayers for COP26, but we do believe we have been led by God in shaping these prayers for our stewardship of intercession. 

Lowell Bliss and the Climate Intercessors leadership team

My approach is to ask what the biblical perspectives could include that pertain to praying ‘Christianly’ about these matters, and this is what I would like to share with you here. As the final ten strategic requests are collated by Climate Intercessors, you may find these reflections of help when engaging prayerfully with the practical issues.

  1. We pray that people everywhere take notice of what is happening around us, in weather events and other consequences of climate-impacting pollution, and that their eyes are opened because, collectively, we are proving slow to see. God please give us discernment to understand what we do at home affects things far away and everywhere. Just as CFCs from our broken fridges or sprayed aerosols rose invisibly to the sky, the consequences were seen far away over the Antarctic as a hole in the UV-filtering ozone layer. This problem was understood and acted on successfully. Now our collective carbon emissions and methane production is causing increasing loss of Arctic sea ice and distant mountain glaciers- too far from our gaze, even the reach of our news media. Yet our acts of collective destruction do not demonstrate that we do not really belong in this Good Earth that God has made and placed us in. The ‘prophet’ Jonah (he didn’t want to be a prophet at the start of his story!) tried to ignore, deny and literally run away from God’s call to be a voice of warning and a prophet of repenting action in the foreign land of Nineveh. He ended up in the sea, and yet God did not allow him to drown and die. Rather, the text says that God provided a ‘great fish’ to swallow Jonah and thus give him pause for thought, even for prayer. You will perhaps know the foreshadowing of the work of Christ in this episode of Jonah’s journey, but as well as that I suggest that God uses His created world to ‘keep us in the loop,’ because spiritual priorities include ‘practical’ matters in this world. The book of Jonah concludes with God’s assurance that he cares about both human inhabitants and also the many animals that live at the city- though they were clearly farmed for people’s food. Therefore, the climate crisis should not be read as Creation ‘spitting us out’ but rather that God will deploy its networks to mitigate our excesses, keeping us connected within it.
  2. For all countries, and especially for those who have caused and are now causing the greatest damage, that all the warnings will be taken seriously- the warnings of our joint experience, of the IPCC reports, and from all who are suffering and protesting. The Egyptian Pharaoh of Genesis was awakened by a doubled dream that warned him of an approaching disaster of supply, of disruption to sustainability. After due consultation and testing, Pharaoh gave Joseph leadership and full authority, with signet ring, court robes and a gold chain, to implement his co-created plan of preparation and rescue. Such divinely inspired dreams passed to the role of prophets like Agabus in the early Church3. Much ink has been spilt to caution Christian folk from misunderstanding the role of prophecy in our day, and with much wisdom, no doubt. Yet Agabus spoke, and it is recorded, that God still gives insights into concrete events that are about to take place in history, including those that pertain to basic and general human survival, just like Pharaoh’s dreams in Genesis. God does have a special role for his people to play in bridging heaven and earth, even in the courts of those far from the good news of Jesus Christ. We pray therefore that Naaman’s servant girl will be heeded by all the ‘powerful’ leaders of the nations today (2 Kings 5 tells of the foreign leader, Naaman the Syrian, who sought healing from the God of Israel) and that these leaders will even come to value the very dirt on which we stand (2 Kings 5:17). (Or as Wendell Berry puts it, What I Stand For is What I Stand On.)
  3. That all ‘Pharaohs‘ will act proportionately to the present crisis; that global leaders will not be ‘Nebuchadnezzars‘ who hear the warning of the Watcher but simply ignore it. There will and must be a plan, and God would make this with us. We can seek God for wisdom on behalf of our leaders who may not themselves ask for it. God makes His first creation as a temple for his Presence with us, in which ha’adam works in Shalom peace; God gave a full plan for the Ark of rescue in judgement to the silently attentive and persistently obedient Noah. In the inhospitable wilderness God gave plans for a Tabernacle to Moses, and anointed skilled technicians to build it. At Jerusalem, where David prayed to build a House for the Almighty, God answered with plans, first of preparation and then instructions for his son Solomon, who built according to the pattern. God met with God’s people in all these times and places, and they lived! These foreshadowings point to the Body model of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, of which we are now all living stones, joined spiritually to our Head, joined relationally to one another and joined organically to the World- fully Incarnated! God would be in this co-created Plan with us- not at all distant- for the True God is not the far away god of Deism.

4. Many Christian folk see a foretelling of the Father of Lies in the Garden of Eden in the character of the serpent, and there is some accuracy in this. Though in some ways it is also accurate to say that we have left Eden, the first place of shared fellowship with God, God’s people and God’s creation, nevertheless this world is still an Eden for us all. And there are certainly many liars amongst us, and we all struggle to know the truth, and to tell it accurately. We pray therefore that the liars in our Garden will be seen for what they are, and that their various appeals to what we would see and taste and think (4 Gen 3:6) will be understood as a matter of our spirits being vulnerable and open to deception. Further, we pray that spiritual powers that inspire such lies will be exposed and dealt with in God’s grace.

5. The fifth prayer prompt mentions our recognising and being part of ‘ the community of creation.’ This is a positive motivation- it must also be coupled with a willingness to expose the great injuries done to both community and environment. These two are, in any case, never really separate. The great prophet Elijah grappled with many spiritual and political challenges in his life ministry, and very near its conclusion is an episode that speaks to our current priorities. The very judged but not yet fallen toxic partnership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel is described at 1 Kings 215 in the episode of Naboth’s vineyard. Verses 25 and 26 of this passage observe that Ahab did many other egregious acts of evil in Israel, but this one story stands for them all. It perhaps takes some effort of imagination5b to perceive that this is a study in the breakdown of the biblical vision for the proper relations between leaders and people, people and land, and the whole network that makes up community living. The wickedness of Ahab and his wife are not prevented- this is a hard fact to accept. Naboth, the humble and obedient member of the community of God is bullied but resists, and then is framed and murdered in a shameless act that makes a mockery of the principles of justice. Only then are we told that God is watching and that He speaks to his prophet. Even then, judgement is only spoken but not yet followed through. Such divine patience underlines our agency and responsibility before God, rather than exposing any lack of compassion or ability on God’s part. All this is the very antithesis of Jesus’ instruction to pray simply, ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ How much is enough anyway? There is no specified quantity, but ‘daily bread’ is a sufficient guideline. The particular vineyard that Ahab was jealous for was not only a part of the land portion of Naboth’s family, it was a sign of the blessed life of the family of God, and a sign of the joy of abundance that God does indeed allow in this world. It was not a resource to be bought and sold but an inheritance gift from God through the present to the future, and to all generations. In Buber’s terms, not an ‘it’ but a ‘thou’. We read that on leaving his ark, Noah planted a vineyard and then overindulged in the wine he produced from it; a great stress on family and society followed. What is a gift for joy can so easily become the fuel of excess. And so it has been since the Victorian development of steam and the subsequent drilling and pumping of billions of barrels of oil. It is no small thing that BP, Shell and Equinor have been prevented from exerting influence as sponsors at COP26.6 Without being personal about the company directors or employees, Ahabs and Jezebels are not welcome here, and the judgement of the hour is finally being heard. [However, see here6b] Love for nature and community must also come with teeth. We urgently need to throw out the old economics and shift paradigms to an economy that rightly values Creation, which is why Sir Partha Dasgupta’s report to the UK government is so important.7 and 8

6. The sixth prayer point concerns our young people. As I welcome children back to school post-pandemic, it is very clear that there is a general sense of trepidation amongst our youth. What sort of future do they have to look forward to? Many perils and challenges could be expected. How long will the COVID19 pandemic last, with its knock on effects on education and child development? What of the economic situation and the prospects for jobs and housing? No challenge can be isolated: and perhaps the answers to these and others lie in a ‘Green Recovery.’ The scope for spiritually inspired co-creation is phenomenal, I think, and we can take a lesson from the exile of the Israelites to Babylon. The nation appears destroyed, its survivors sequestered into an oppressive empire that might seem to have its boot on the necks of the next generation of the Jews. Yet this is not at all how the picture is given in the book of Daniel. In exile, God gave extraordinary opportunity to Daniel and his peers to find a hope and future of cocreation even under this occupying and all-absorbing empire. Against all expectations, these youngsters Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (aka Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego), along with Daniel, discover that God makes a way for them ‘inside the system’ to be a generation of integrity, vision and cultural transformation. The whole testimony of the book of Daniel is that whatever chaos may be unleashed around us, even for the vulnerable young people of today, God first gives hope and then substance to that hope. May it be so now Lord!

7 The final prayer point published in advance is for God’s blessing and Presence in the city of Glasgow,; the name means ‘Dear Green Place.’ As the final days count down, this hope for blessing is being challenged by intentions for strike action in the city, and piles of uncollected rubbish on the streets. It is no idle matter to seek God’s blessing at a place of negotiation over such controversial matters as involved in the climate crisis; especially with some arguing that there is no crisis at all. Does the geographic location of this conference really matter from a spiritual perspective? Do I, your God, have need of an earthly House? G-d once asked, but then God came to the Temple anyway. We certainly want God to be especially Present in Glasgow, and our God is certainly big enough to take on all opposition and to be victorious over all obstacles. We certainly pray for justice for bin men9, that their valuable work is properly recognised, and for wider peace in civil society. I am considering the victory of the Philistines over Israel that resulted in the capture of the ark of the covenant (1 Samuel 4) which was then carried away to the town of Ashdod. As Robert Alter and the English Standard Version make plain, though the unfaithful Israelites deserved to go into exile, Godself goes in their place. We read that the Ark was placed in the temple of Dagon, but the next morning the statue of the idol was found collapsed in front of it. The Philistine priests set their Dagon up again, but the next day it was back on the floor with its head and hands broken off! None of this is meant to refer to Glasgow, but there will be idolatrous influences that we pray God works actively to bring down to dust- literally, to disarm them! No blessing came to the Philistines: wherever the ark was carried, there was fearful judgement, but after it was sent back to Israel, in 2 Samuel 6:11 we see that the household of Obed-Edom was blessed simply because the Ark was there. Such we pray for Glasgow itself. So I happily affirm that the principle of Incarnation can extend to God’s blessing of the places where God’s co-creative work is being done.

What suggestions would I make for the remaining three prayer prompts, to complete the set of ten? What do you think of these:

Suggestion 8: The brief was that we seek God regarding aspects of COP26, its programme and people. I am happy with this: but to pray ‘in the Spirit’ must surely mean that we are open to ‘seeing from God’s point of view.’ Now we can only know anything of God’s Point of View if God reveals it to us. Which is why scripture is a necessary guide, and I think we must take a lead from Nehemiah chapter 1.

O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses. 

The chapter begins with research, which is a parallel to the IPCC reports that lay out in great depth and detail what the state of our atmosphere and climate is in. This is the business of science. But Nehemiah also reaches out to God with a spirit committed to the principle of repentance. Our political discourse is sullied by words of regret– that this or that tragedy has befallen certain parts of the community on the watch of this or that minister- but without accepting personal responsibility. I believe that Nehemiah gets results in his efforts to partner with God in co-creation because he does two things at the start: he puts his own life and reputation on the line, AND he aligns with those who went before him, owning their sins and failures as his own. He explicitly repents on behalf of those who may or may not have done so themselves. God says this is necessary: He covenants with Abraham in Gen 22 because of this step of willingness to sacrifice. Galatians 3 makes it clear that the Incarnation-Salvation project hinges on this self-identification. So too we may find breakthrough in the heavenlies by owning what we corporately have done to the climate, and what we have left undone in not fixing it up to now.

I repeat what I said before: the Disciple’s Prayer that Jesus gave us (Matt 6, Luke 11), that begins ‘Give us this Day our daily bread’ continues, ‘…and forgive us our sins…’ for taking from our brother and also for taking from our brother and sister Nature, or, as Francis of Assisi10 would have it:

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth
who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and bear sickness and trial.

This is therefore a claim that we must pray for the Church, for God will surely recognise that we are an agent in this crisis, and must feature in a proper prayer programme, even if this does not fit neatly into the framework of the COP programme.

Suggestion 9: There are many people and interests that will not be represented at the COP26 negotiations, but God wills that their voices are heard directly. They may be represented in some way by others, and some may be in the streets and parks of Glasgow outside the fences, protesting and holding vigil for some worth aspect of this cause. God knows about off-site protests: I think we can bracket all these together under the heading of Luke 18 and the Parable of the Persistent Widow, Jesus commends to us the attitude of this powerless woman, who has no recourse to a husband or any man who can speak and gain influence on her behalf. Her approach is artless and blunt, even perhaps irreverent. The judge is openly godless in his commitments, using the law only as a means of making his living, and careless of duty or social responsibility. But God is watching over all this, and implies in this parable that if we play our proper part in partnership with God, then God will see to it that, eventually, justice is not subverted or hijacked by the violence that oppresses many around the world in our time- not least the indigenous peoples whose resources are under such sustained assault. Notice that this depends on us, or, as the champion of liberation in South Africa, Desmond Tutu puts it, God believes in us.

Suggestion 10: We do pray that God is present in the public meetings, in the sessions on days 1 and 2 when the world leaders convene, where their words and the words of their speechwriters are trotted out for scrutiny by delegates and the world’s media and the commentariat. Yet we know that the success of these talks and negotiations depends on everyone being in the room. Will everyone be in the room? Even if Putin, Morrison and Xi do show up, will they be present? Actually committed to the cause??

This need not be a problem. If Xi Jinping stays at home in China with his Communist Party friends, God can get to him there. Daniel 5 describes how Belshazzar is holding a private party for his committed friends and hangers-on. He is nevertheless very aware of the wider agenda, the global political realities- the fact that he is trying to hide. Why else does he bring out the golden vessels looted from the Jerusalem temple? And then God writes on his wall- God is not above expressing Godself as a graffiti artist, and then Belshazzar is brought up short. He is now very definitely present and in the moment, and Daniel is summoned to bring God’s now and rhema word. So we can pray confidently that God will find all those whose attention is needed in this moment, wherever they may conceal themselves, and that God will speak clearly through His people in mercy and judgement, and taking care of His servants as He does so. God’s shalom on those who are in the circle of the leaders of China and Russia, or wherever else God has His ‘Daniels’ who would speak truth to power even at great personal risk.

A few days ago we watched ‘I am Greta’, the 2010 BBC documentary film following Greta Thunberg and her father as she set off from Sweden around the world to be given audience by the great and the good of international politics. Much is made of the fact that she meets President Macron of France before she has been given any recognition back in her home country. It has ever been thus. ‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ Later we share her frustration as she notices that so many leaders don’t back up their apparent agreement that there should be change with concrete decisions to make the necessary changes happen.

How many of these meetings with the so-called influential people who lead governments and intergovernmental organisations were really worthwhile? How would anyone be able to tell? ‘God only knows’, you might say irreverently, with a shrug of resignation. But that begs the question. God does indeed know, and more that God lets on. Because there is another meeting in the middle of this documentary that most watchers will not have the faintest idea about. At one of the international conferences, Greta is filmed sharing a selfie photo with a gentleman who grabs an opportunity to say ‘Hello!’ As they pose together this unnamed ‘passer by’ explains that his 16 year old daughter too is ‘quite the activist.’ What we do not get to hear on film is that this is one of the members of the Christian Climate Observers Program, and I daresay that the film producers did not know this either when they selected clips to stitch together in this presentation. But here we can see, right in the middle of this landmark film, that God has His servants front and centre of the action, yet probably unseen by most.

So I close by observing that the prayers we are joining in praying over COP26 are not at all impersonal prayers, as though it did not matter who was praying them. God wants to hear from you, and me. ‘For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.’ (Amos 3:7 ESV). He intends for us, personally, to be fully involved as co-creating partners with God in making everything New.

Starting in Glasgow.

Perhaps you and I will meet in a Climate Intercessors webmeet. I hope so.

On behalf of the Climate Intercessors leadership, from the website:

We would also appreciate prayers for those Climate Intercessors leaders and their programs or organizations which will also be at COP26 in Glasgow. Please pray for Laura, Jack, Samuel, Ben, Lowell, the Christian Climate Observers Program (CCOP), A Rocha International, Tearfund, and YWAM. Please pray for wisdom and discernment, faithfulness, stamina, safety and health. Thank you!

climateintercessors.org 10 prayers for COP26

The full list of prayers has now been published, and you can see it on their website, and download a 4 page pdf for printing from here:


You can draw your own conclusions about how my suggestions compare with those on the final document.

Man stands behind a lectern in the sea to give a speech, with the water above his knees.
Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe delivers a virtual speech at COP26 standing knee-deep in sea water to demonstrate the realities of climate change and rising sea levels (Photo: copyright Tuvalu Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs)

We began considering Henry of Huntingdon’s fanciful account of King Canute, who has been so often misrepresented as an arrogant monarch, full of hubris, while the more modest attitude described in the earlier telling is typically lost – modesty does not make much of a headline. Wiser heads would observe that it is not Canute we should be shouting down, but his would-be courtiers, flattering him with superhuman powers he could not possibly possess. But in the biblical worldview, even this is short of the true mark. Look at what the Lord God tells Ezekiel He is actually looking for in the community of faith:

29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the sojourner without justice. 30 And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. 31 Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them. 

Ezekiel 22:29-31a

To be one who stands in a breach in a defensive line- that is the stuff of heroism, is it not? But what is the adversary in this fight? It is the Lord! What foolishness is this- to expect to stand in the way of God’s divine advance, in bringing righteous and warranted judgement on an uncompassionate, unjust and actively wicked people. Look at this! Such is precisely what God is dreaming of: a single Noah, a solitary Abraham, just one Deborah can be the saving of an apostate and undeserving community. It only takes one Son of Man to command the wind and waves, and that presumably might even include turning the tide. It would be hubris if the idea came from us, but God commands us as He commanded Ezekiel. What a relief it is to know that there are now many faithful intercessors building and standing just as God demanded of Ezekiel! And so God’s indignation can be turned away!!

(c) 2021 Stephen Thompson

Published by Stephen Thompson

Thinking inside the box is to be recommended for many reasons. I am creating this blog in May 2020 as we are encouraged to stay inside our boxes as far as possible, though we are allowed out- encouraged out, indeed- for exercise. By blogging, our thinking can also be allowed out for public exercise. Right now we need new thinking, new exercising of our mental faculties, and collective application of our thinking to the big idea of a healthy collective future. I am trialling my thinking in constructive theology, science and leadership in the light of my experience as a science teacher, theological student and as a representative of the Christian community in the county of Kent, in the UK. I welcome your partnership!

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