Category Archives: culture

Seven Facebook Book Covers

Okay, here are the book covers I would have put on Facebook but haven’t had time to!  There are only seven, because the first three I posted on Facebook already. And in fact they’re not book covers, just the titles.  … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Reading Public Part One

It’s a rare novel that has taken off if it deals with Jesus.  Sure, those novels are worthy and deal with deep issues, but you’re unlikely to find a bestseller (the Bible itself excluded, not being fiction!) that has used … Continue reading

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Jesus and Harry Potter

  Can you read Harry Potter and be a Christian?  More importantly, can you read Terry Pratchett and still be a Christian?  These questions are perhaps a bit provocative.  There will be those who will argue fervently that reading such … Continue reading

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Bedside reading snapshot

Every now and again I have to do a cull as the piles of books by my bed topple over and I can’t fit a cup of tea there. (This is partly the reason why I have a couple of … Continue reading

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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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