Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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[1] What charity should I donate to?

A £5 note and two credit cards

How does anyone choose? What charity should I donate to? We want to give money to the poor and the needy and not get lost in paying for massive CEO and other Executive charity salaries….

[2] What charities can I donate to?

Some Watoto children June 2011

Included are some popular charities that many Christians donate to (but are not in the top 100 of the last article) and some of the salaries are horribly excessive.
Then I suggest some alternative charities which don’t pay millions of pounds in huge salaries…

[1] Our conscience and authority – rotten ones!

Cartoon of an angry man.

Our conscience and authority, how do we deal with bad or evil authorities?
I love this story where king Saul was tracking David to kill him and there was an unexpected twist:
Do you believe in luck, or the mighty, invisible hand of God in your circumstances?
Just look at this situation!
Saul goes into the very same cave, that David and some of his army are hiding…

[2] Conscience meaning – can we trust it?

Pencil drawing of a man's false smile.

Is our conscience right? Is it wrong to ignore your conscience? Conscience meaning: a conscience is in EVERYONE… Secondly our conscience is not always right… Thirdly our conscience can be WASHED clean…

Decision making at the crossroads

A footpath sign pointing to the right.

So we could feel as if we’ve come to decision making at the crossroads. Some ‘routes’ will shout louder than others, but they are not necessarily the best one. So how do we choose?
The first question to ask ourselves may seem to be rather obvious, but it still needs to be asked…