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Posts from the ‘21st Century’ Category

1
Oct

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 85 (October 2015)

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Sep

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 84 (September 2015)

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Aug

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 83 (August 2015)

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21
Jul

Closing the gap: sitcoms, spin and suspicion

Paul Arnold, the coordinator of the Church and Media Network (MediaNet), kindly invited me to write a post this week to point to how Wilderness engages with media issues. So here is the result:

When Jeremy Paxman gave his MacTaggart lecture at the 2007 Edinburgh International Television Festival, he actually created his own headlines. After a spate of scandals at the time, he described how his employer, the BBC, had been left with “a catastrophic, collective loss of nerve,” with the bigger question of whether the corporation “itself has a future.” Those comments are even more relevant today, with many seeking to exploit its insecurity. The precariousness is indicated by the fact that big celebrity guns have been marshalled to speak out in its defence. Read more »

11
Jul

The Unbearable Reductionism of a Binary World

There’s no escaping binaries these days. Every conceivable detail of modern life seems to be reduced to digital 1s and 0s. As computing technology encroaches ever further, it makes resisting binaries seem harder than ever. In/Out, Left/Right, Same/Different, Them/Us. Read more »

1
Jul

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 82 (July 2015)

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Jun

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 81 (June 2015)

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May

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 80 (May 2015)

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Apr

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 79 (April 2015)

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Mar

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 78 (March 2015)

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26
Feb

Time to stop doubting and learn to love immigration

RANT ALERT (This is v abnormal for me, but I’m quite exercised about it!)

I’m getting tired of people complaining about immigration, and just wish politicians would have the courage to speak up for it. The UK has ALWAYS been a country of immigrants – you just have to look at the history of London’s East End over the last 5 centuries to see this. Read more »

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Feb

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 77 (February 2015)

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1
Jan

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 76 (January 2015)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have a fab 2015

watch this space because there are some big changes afoot for Quaerentia in the coming months…!!

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1
Dec

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 75 (December 2014)

Hurrah! Q Treasure Maps have reached a 3/4 Century!

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1
Nov

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 74 (November 2014)

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1
Oct

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 73 (October 2014)

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30
Sep

Faith under fire in Bethlehem: Mitri Raheb’s FAITH IN THE FACE OF EMPIRE

At last year’s launch of veteran travel writer Dervla Murphy’s remarkable book, A Month by the Sea – Encounters in Gaza, she made a simple but telling point. “The Palestinians’ predicament is that they are the victims’ victims”. Of course, in Faith in the Face of Empire, an equally remarkable book by a Palestinian Christian pastor, victimhood (despite its postmodern attractions) is a dangerous mantle. Read more »

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Sep

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 72 (September 2014)

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2
Aug

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 71 (August 2014)

Sorry this late – It’s been an absolutely CRAZY month (including finishing a job, moving house and going on a couple of week long meetings.) Soon, normal Q service will resume, I promise!

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, I SUPPOSE.

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Jul

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 70 (July 2014)

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