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Aug 2016
It took me a long time to find the right writing desk, and it finally arrived at the weekend - so thank you!
Category   Life
Mar 2016
The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce today that Rev Ben Green has been appointed as the next Vicar of Amington.
Category   Life
Tags   Amington   Job
Mar 2016
Mum sent me this wonderful video yesterday, and I played it during communion at our Maundy Supper last night. It is a beautiful piano arrangement of the old hymn When I Survey, while a painting of the words is slowly revealed.
Category   Church
Tags   Easter   hymn   piano
Oct 2015
This morning I read Psalm 88 as part of Morning Prayer. It is a song of isolation, rejection, trouble, and - probably - depression. The psalmist cries to God and yet God stays hidden. He lists his troubles, and yet hears no answer; unlike many psalms...
Category   Bible
Tag   psalms
Aug 2012
David wrote Psalm 30 for the dedication of the Temple, praising God for helping and healing him when David called for help. He calls on the people to praise God, for his anger is only temporary.
Category   Bible
Tags   david   Jesus   praise   psalms   thankfulness
May 2012
This morning I read Hebrews 11, which is of course the famous ‘By faith..’ passage, listing various Old Testament examples of faithful followers of God, from Abel to Rahab before skipping over Gideon, David and Samuel in a single verse.
Category   Bible
Tags   faith   God   weakness
Apr 2012
There possibly is no dirtier word in Britain at the moment than ‘banker’.  They have become villains of almost pantomime proportions, with people practically hissing whenever anyone mentions ‘the bankers’ on the BBC’s Question Time.
Categories   Culture   Current Affairs
Tags   economics   freedom   greed   maths
Mar 2012
In Job 37 Elihu (the youngest of Job’s ‘friends’ in the conversation about his suffering) tells Job to ‘stop and consider the wondrous works of God’ (v14).  From thunder and lightning to snow and rain, animals, whirlwinds and people, God made them all, is behind, above and beyond them all, upholds and sustains them all.  
Category   Bible
Tags   faith   God   Job   pride   suffering
Oct 2011
It’s an ominous sign... Microsoft to win approval for Skype deal.  Who knew James Cameron had a gift of prophecy?
Category   Current Affairs
Tags   microsoft   skype
Aug 2011
This was in our church notice sheet last week.. The Pope was cruising along the beach in the Pope-mobile when there was a frantic commotion just off-shore. A helpless man, wearing an England rugby shirt, was struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot long shark.
Categories   Culture   Random
Tags   joke   pope   rugby