Category Archives: culture

My ten best things in all the world No. 6

Did you know that 25,000 people die every day from hunger and poverty?  Jesus in the gospels said: ‘The poor you will always have with you….”  This is not an excuse not to help them.  I completely identify with the … Continue reading

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The ten best things in the world No. 5

I have included this next topic as ‘inessential’, as wacky or non-serious. It could go down as either. Take friendship too seriously, and it disappears in its own intensity. Friendship is about connections that last – chance encounters that lead … Continue reading

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My Ten Best Things in all the world No. 4

During the school holidays (I’m a teacher, okay?) I have a daily quandary – do I grind some beans and make myself my second hot drink of the day, the first being always a decaf tea, OR do I pop … Continue reading

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Ten best things about the world No. 3….

Have you ever prepared for a presentation, or a lesson, or a research project, and just as you have printed your piece or sent it off, done and dusted, you come across a startling YouTube video that says it all … Continue reading

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My Ten Best Things about the World: No. 2…

So the logic with this series of posts is to go ‘slightly wacky’, then, ‘serious’.  This is the serious one after parkrun.  And it doesn’t get much more serious than this.  Now that I have a little more leisure, I … Continue reading

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My 10 best things about the world: 1. Parkrun

Parkrun So those who know me well at the moment will not be surprised that I am enthusiastic about parkrun, which is the largest running event on the planet.  There are many who can write more articulately and more informatively … Continue reading

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With Full Conviction Review

Feeling very privileged, I set off last night to be in a select audience for the first performance of a remarkable piece of drama, ‘With Full Conviction’ written by my good friend Neil MacDonald. I had seen the playscript in … Continue reading

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Baptism in the Holy Spirit

A couple of years ago I prepared a short paper on this topic for the benefit of our local church, and I do feel passionately about the importance of the role of the Holy Spirit in our growth in the … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pastor Part One

On the occasion of our pastor retiring last Sunday, I wanted to give three examples of him in action.  The first one would be in a meeting where he is giving the Word, which will be the remainder of this … Continue reading

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Ordinary Miracles

I have been meaning to share something of Molly Hawkin’s very readable, down to earth, and yet supernatural book, Ordinary Miracles, but now that she has put a website up making her book even more accessible, I simply direct you … Continue reading

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