Jul 2008


With all the troubles in the Anglican Communion at the moment, and ahead of the Lambeth Conference in a few days’ time, a number of archbishops, bishops, clergy and laypeople gathered in Jerusalem fo..

Jun 2008

Mean green washing machine

This article here is interesting, about the invention of a washing machine that uses only a cup of water.   It works apparently by pounding the clothes with small plastic chips, using a fraction of..

May 2008

Say NO to 0870

A friend told me about what promises to be an extremely useful website.   Usually when ringing companies you have to use an 0845 or 0870 number, which are exempt from most calling plans, which means ..
Category Random

May 2008


To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. Jack Handey
Category Quotations

May 2008

Christian freedom

I read this verse this morning: Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2.16 (ESV) The kind of freedom won fo..

May 2008

The Bible in 750 words

Here’s an interesting page, on the Grove Books website.   They ran a competition to write the story of the Bible in 750 words, and these are the winning entries . I think I might have a go at thi..
Category Bible

May 2008

Babel Fish

The following extract is from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams, concerning the Babel Fish : Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so min..

May 2008

Faith and works

I read James 2 this morning, the almost infamous passage which apparently contradicts Paul’s theology that we are saved only by faith, that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. I don’t t..

May 2008


I am very excited by the launch today of Freesat .   It is a joint initiative by the BBC and ITV, and offers free digital and HD satellite TV to 98% of the UK population.   I will definitely be inve..

May 2008

Secret ballot?

I voted in the local elections on Thursday.   Imagine my shock when I realised that the so-called ‘secret’ ballot is the exact opposite.   While my ballot paper doesn’t have my name written on, it ma..