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Feb 2010
2

Nick Griffin and Haiti

I was rather appalled to find some comments by Nick Griffin about Haiti on the BBC website .  They’re from a couple of weeks ago, and apparently he published them on his Twitter site. Mr Griff..

Jan 2010
28

TV Intelligence

Don’t you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work. Marcus Brigstocke
Category Quotations

May 2009
3

Amazing Art

Now often I find art stupid, rubbish, pretentious, etc etc - I’m sure it’s because I don’t understand it. This this is stupendously good - I genuinely couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I s..
Categories *Starred Culture
Tag art

Apr 2009
30

Communities of Grace

Over the years I have frequently thought about the relationship between the uncompromising ethical stance of much of the New Testament (not least the Sermon on the Mount), and salvation as the free g..

Apr 2009
17

Unscientific Questions

I watched an excellent programme on BBC One last night, called the Narnia Code. One of the points of the documentary was that CS Lewis preferred a medieval understanding of the universe to the mod..

Mar 2009
31

Good News Proverbs

By this I don’t mean Proverbs that necessarily are Good News, but the translation of the Proverbs in the Good News translation of the Bible.  One or two have actually made me laugh out loud, becaus..
Category Bible

Mar 2009
30

A Good Sermon?

What makes a good sermon?  We are having a preachers’ meeting this evening at church, and at our staff meeting this lunchtime we discussed the kinds of things we look for in a good sermon. We sugg..
Category Church
Tag preaching

Mar 2009
1

Cricket Referrals

I enjoy listening to Test Match Special (TMS) on BBC Radio 4 - usually.  During the current test series there has been a lot of fuss about the new referrals system, which is cricket’s attempt at usin..
Category Sci & Tech

Feb 2009
17

Incorporation ‘in Christ’ and Justification

I am currently reading Tom Wright’s latest book, Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision .  I am about a fifth of the way through, and so far it is typical Wright: engaging, well-written and tho..

Feb 2009
11

U2 - ‘Get on your boots’

‘Get on your boots’ is the new single from U2’s next album, ‘No line on the horizon’, which is due to be released shortly.  I’ve just been listening to it on the radio..
Category Reviews
Tags music u2