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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, becau..
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 sug..
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 usi..
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 th..

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

Feb 2009
3

Calvin on Ceremony

Writing on John 4.20, Calvin writes that error lies in ‘the confusing of different ages’: Later generations devote themselves to the examples of the fathers, not thinking that a different..

Jan 2009
16

English..

I don’t have an English accent because this is what English sounds like when spoken properly. Jimmy Carr
Category Quotations
Tags english home

Jan 2009
2

‘Africa Needs God’

I nearly fell off my chair when I read this article by Matthew Parris.   This is how he ends his article: To the rural African mind, this is an explanation of why one would not climb the moun..

Dec 2008
23

Switching to a Mac

Well it’s been about five months or so since my shiny new MacBook Pro arrived, and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts, as an experienced Windows user of many years switching to OS X. ..