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Aug 2016
18

Thank you

This is a message for everyone at the Arden Marches Group of Parishes  who contributed so generously to my writing desk. It took me a long time to find the right writing desk, and it fina..
Category Life

Mar 2016
28

St Editha’s Amington

The following is an extract from a press release read out in church  yesterday: The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce today that Rev Ben Green has been appointed as the next Vicar of Am..
Category Life
Tags amington job

Mar 2016
25

When I Survey

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 ..
Category Church

Oct 2015
9

Glory in Despair

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 ..
Category Bible
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Aug 2012
23

Psalm 30: I will praise you for ever

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.

May 2012
7

Weakness turned to Strength

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

Apr 2012
29

The Bankers

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.

Mar 2012
9

Questioning God

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

Oct 2011
8

Skynet is Coming

It’s an ominous sign... Microsoft to win approval for Skype deal .  Who knew James Cameron had a gift of prophecy?

Aug 2011
7

The Pope vs The Ball

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
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