"When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put away childish things." (1 Cor 13:11) No, no I didn't put away childish things. Paul may have, but I still embrace the childish things. They're fun, they bring … Continue reading Be a kid!
I hate hospitals. I spent two months in one eleven years ago. I nearly died in one. I lost my belly button in one. I also spent some time in one this afternoon. A few heart palpitations, dizziness, numbness, breathlessness and I'm being carted out of the office in full view of all my work … Continue reading NHS -A small thankyou
Yesterday was Good Friday. Today, nothing. Nothing but a dead body in a tomb and a bunch of desolate, defeated followers. Hope is lost. Everything is lost. Easter Saturday is a dark day for the early church (I guess, in part, because it's not really born until Pentecost, after Jesus' ascension). The disciples have seen … Continue reading Lent Day 40: 1 Corinthians 15
You've been following a guy around for about three years, learning from him, eating with him, travelling with him. You gave up everything to follow him, put yourself in danger for him, saw him perform miracles you could never have imagined, heard him say things which changed lives all around you. You accepted him as … Continue reading Lent – Good Friday: John 21
Do you ever get the feeling that you're missing something? It's not Good Friday until tomorrow, but here I am writing about the crucifixion and resurrection already. And it's in a blog post entitled "Lent Day 39" when it's only day 38 ( I missed a number out near the beginning!). When the film "The … Continue reading Lent Day 39: John 19-20
Back in 1998, the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers released an album entitled This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours. It was an album title which always intrigued me as it seemed to show truth as a fluid, subjective concept which was almost personal to the individual or specific circumstances, rather than an undeniable … Continue reading Lent Day 38: John 17-18
I have come across a lot of anger towards religion, particularly the Church recently. Anger caused by the actions of people down the ages who claim to be acting in God's name. To be fair, I can fully understand where these views come from, after all, religion has been used as the justification for much … Continue reading Lent Day 37: John 15-16