Advent 11: Genesis 1 Isaiah 1:18 Psalm 51:1-10

Its an emotional day for me today. 21 years ago today my Dad, Michael or Mick as everyone called him, died suddenly at the age of just 44. He was one of the friendliest, most outgoing, generous, caring and all round lovely guys you could ever meet. That's not just the rose tinted glasses you …

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Bad caretakers

This World is beautiful. I mean, not just quite pretty, but absolutely mind-blowingly, outstandingly, breathtakingly, stunningly beautiful to the extent that, sometimes, all you can do is stand and stare in sheer awe. I took the photograph above on the Isle of Arran, just off the west coast of Scotland. It's an island which has …

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Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

In February 2013 the second series of Charlie Brooker's excellent dystopic, technology based series, Black Mirror, kicked off with the story Be Right Back. In it, a young woman called Martha (Hayley Atwell), whose boyfriend, Ash (Domhnall Gleeson) has recently died, finds out about a new technology designed to help people reconnect with deceased loved …

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