Category Archives for Reflections

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence

The Insanely Rich

Look, if I had as much money as you two Irish rockers, I probably wouldn’t release a Christmas single to raise some cash for charity right now. How much money do you two actually need to live on? Most of … Continue reading

20. November 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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So what?

2,200 people were killed in attacks on Gaza this summer. 203 mosques and 2 churches were targeted. 73 were destroyed completely. We shrugged our shoulders.

18. November 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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A new canvas

This past week I have been blessed with access to a Surface Pro tablet PC — a brilliant device — and have found great pleasure working with digital oil paint in Microsoft’s free art app, Fresh Paint. Very relaxing and … Continue reading

01. October 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Gratitude for our age

I don’t like to get emotional about an inanimate object, but sometimes you do just have to express your wonderment at advances in technology.

27. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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My vision

Building confidence in our community For some time I have been contemplating means and methods to build confidence in our community, where issues related to a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem can be seen to be linked to academic under-performance, gang membership, … Continue reading

19. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Good people

What we really need is balance. If all the good people withdraw, fearing harm or evil, the voices of negativity and hatred will only be amplified and all the more pervasive. Good people need to make themselves heard, felt and … Continue reading

18. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Ode to my shoes

My dear noble friends, my humble servants, my trusty companions: alas, the time has come to part ways. We have been through thick and thin together, through rainstorm, snow and searing heat, on hillside and lowland, on soft verge and … Continue reading

10. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Are any of these claims true?

A friend posts conspiratorial claims on the Internet. I am surprised, because he is a student of knowledge who knows all about the importance of verification in our deen. So I ask, “Are any of these claims true?” A friendly … Continue reading

07. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Private faith

Is it really deception to keep one’s faith to oneself? I get the impression that some people I know are moderate evangelicals, but they’ve never actually said so. Generally speaking, we’re not a people who goes for show; we like … Continue reading

05. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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A Mirror

As a people, we suffer from serious amnesia and as a result make these crass statements based on the news of the day. We forget that 70 million people were killed over six years during World War II, of whom … Continue reading

05. September 2014 by Timothy Bowes
Categories: Conflict, Reflections, Representation | 2 comments

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