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Advertising Authorities Over-Protect Children

Posted 24 November 2016

News this week that the Heinz food company in the UK have been forced to withdraw a TV advertisement have raised question about the lengths to which advertising authorities will go to protect children.

The ad featured pictures of children having fun using empty bean tins as drums.

This sorry episode raises two important considerations.

The first relates to the culture we’ve created when it comes to norms of behaviour.

We’ve established a culture of political correctness in this country in which even the slightest... Click for more

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10 December 2016

Thank God, there's been a restoration of teaching in the church on giving! But I think God wants to take us even further than that. He's calling this generation not just to give – and to give generously – he's also leading us toward sacrifice. That's what the church in Philippi was doing: making sacrifices in their giving, so that the ministry of Paul could move... Click for more

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The Technologies You & Your Organisation Can't Afford to Ignore

If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players.

One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay.

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