Category Archives: culture

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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Heads up for the future

This a new era for me in terms of WordPress: the iPad age. And I notice that the stats on WordPress now permit me to look back at my blog and see where the real action was. I seem to … Continue reading

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Be Not Proud

I have had a difficult week, and I felt that it was a good occasion to write something.  Writing is cathartic, and assists us in moving ourselves on when we get self-preoccupied. I am increasingly grateful for the resources of … Continue reading

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Shortcuts to His presence

In the incredible mercy of God, when we don’t deserve it at all, we sometimes find ourselves in the flow of what He is doing – either sharing something of Him when we weren’t looking for it, or receiving a … Continue reading

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Barely hanging on

  Enjoyed reading this blog Why did God make emotions? just now on our feelings, and to encourage you to be honest about your emotions.  Over the last five years I have gone on a journey recognising that when it comes … Continue reading

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Christian New Media Awards

  I am very excited that I have been included as a nomination this year for the Christian New Media Awards.  More excited by the shortlist than by my nomination, to be honest, and you can visit the blogs and … Continue reading

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Little Known Ways of Being at Peace

If someone says to you ‘I’ve not known any real peace recently’, I don’t know if you straight away rehearse all the well-known ways of keeping anxious thoughts away from you. For example, deep breathing (‘yoga’ not being a celebrated option amongst Christians), … Continue reading

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