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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
Tag psalms

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
Tags joke pope rugby

Jul 2011
20

Forgiveness and the Second Chance

I am a Christian. I believe that when we turn back to the Father and repent of our sins, we are truly forgiven through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, and given new life through his resurrection and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Categories Bible Theology

May 2011
21

End of the World?

Surprisingly (or not) the world is not ending today - probably!  This guy has the right idea: An atheist and entrepreneur from North Hampshire, Bart Centre, is enjoying a boost..