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things that were good about my Friday. a lazy non-alarm-clock start to the day……amen! catching up on the world, via my copy of the church times. Ancient-future, sort-of! making cups of tea for my poorly wife. having a giggle with my sister on the phone, as her three gorgeous children navigate our childhood home! a […]

funnies for you!

I often get misunderstood. I am often thought of as all-serious! I like a giggle more than most…… 1 Michael Buble’s epic reaction to an irrepressible young talent! 2 the first Macintosh, and those lumpy bits of kit way back then….. 3 Celebrities and photoshop, get together here! 4 Untruth, comedy, and seven funny minutes: British TV! 5 “Little Hope Baptist Church” […]

How watching Arsenal…..

….reminds me of the local church. Tonight our date night had a twist: with unused tickets for the Emirates thanks to my brother-in-law, Julie and I shared time in the North Stand, willing on a win for Julie’s team. Thanks honey!  Here’s some parallels that struck me afresh….  Anticipation and approach can be full of optimism […]

five for Friday

1 Donald Miller’s excellent, Do you believe you are good at relationships? and how’s your collaborative leadership. 2 Tim Keller’s brilliant the faith to doubt Christianity article, and never forget that Jesus didn’t wait for people to come to him: Steve Addison’s best as ever.  3 Mary DeMuth’s 9 daily truths, that you could do worse than […]

STW 6.i.2013

Where do Artaban and Paul’s call to be ambassadors of Christ converge: my morning preach! Reusing recyclable disposable paper cups really is a false economy. Wonderful to welcome guests today who’d made new year resolutions to connect with God, and came to church!! Also great to have Christmas service attendees, come back for more. An […]

fun facts….

from my world……. I’m surely no athlete, but only drink red top milk. I only follow less-than-200 twitter peeps on purpose! I enjoy great chocolate but still default to common-old-popping Terry’s Chocolate Orange! I get mildly ocd about the toilet roll coming from the top, not….. you get it?! Reading books still necessitates real books […]

web-goodies…

Of the many reviews – this is the best one: of Francis Spufford’s ‘Unapologetic’, Matthew Porter’s great blog on whether the church is like M&S!, Eugene Peterson on stories, Failure, not success, makes a leader great, LICC’s Being present to God, The gospel in an age of optional discipleship, challengingly 8 ways you can keep young adults out of your […]

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