Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Personal Faith: Bono

Paul Hewson, aka Bono, is one of the world's most famous and richest musicians. He is frontman for the band U2, but is also a businessman, spokesperson and philanthropist. Many of U2's songs, which he writes, contain religious, social, and political themes. He was brought up a mixture of Church of Ireland (Protestant) and Catholic, although baptised Catholic.

His faith remains a key feature of his music, and is said to have inspired his philanthropist work, particularly in Africa. In this interview he talks frankly about his faith:

"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money"
Matthew 6:24

Bono is said to be worth nearly £400million... is it still possible for him to be a good Christian? He has been accused of not paying taxes, which are (in part) used to fund the welfare state in Ireland, is this Christian? Is it possible to serve two masters? Does Bono not use his fame and fortune to benefit the poor? Does it surprise you that he and his family still have a deep personal faith?

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Things People Who Grew Up Going To Catholic Church...

Many students in a Catholic school will identify with this BuzzFeed list... I know I certainly did!

Attending Mass is obviously a big part of Catholic upbringing and can shape the rest of your life. I'm sure many even look forward to taking their own children years on! How many of these 23 things do you relate to?

Check out the list <here>.

What would you add?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Can You Survive Extreme Poverty?

I lived for 4 days... the challenge was to survive for 30. Why so short? I decided to give my child some medicine and try to buy a uniform to send my child to school.

Have a go and play the game here: (It didn't seem to work on my mobile device and wanted a Facebook login on PC)

Live 58 is a group of partners who are aiming to end poverty by 2035:

Based on Isaiah 58, Live58 provides engaging and practical ways for Christians to impact the world - and do it with friends. We are people who want to live differently to end extreme poverty by 2035. Recognizing the pull of culture toward excess and self-centered living, we strive to live out the True Fast of Isaiah 58 where God tells His people to put their faith into action:

"To loose the chains of injustice... to set the oppressed free...
to share your food with the hungry... to provide the poor wanderer with shelter...
when you see the naked, to clothe them."

Watch the trailer for the film here:

How long did you last? Did it leave your frustrated? What do you think of Live 58's aims?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Which Philosopher Are You?

Which Philosopher Are You?

Try the BuzzFeed quiz <here> and post your result in the comment section!



You got: Aristotle.

You think that everyone should aim to be as happy as they possibly can, and that happiness is best achieved by challenging yourself academically. You’re always reading and you enjoy going to art museums and galleries.