All Things New – Free Church Moderators New Year Message

New Year is as good a time as any to think about new beginnings. As we reflect on the past year and look forward to 2016, whether at an individual, community or government level, many of us would love to start anew again. Renewal is a great idea. And so is re-formation. I would love to see the following in this New Year.

1) A re-formation of the economy – In 2015 the Conservatives were surprisingly re-elected as a majority government because in the face of a divided and weak opposition they were perceived as the party most likely to succeed with the economy. I am not convinced. The national debt is increasing not decreasing (the governments aim is to halt the rate of increase, not reduce the debt at this moment in time). Meanwhile ‘austerity’ means that the relative economic boom is being funded out of private debt, not…

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