Take 6 bricks…

Jesus told a lot of stories and performed actions that were often all about how to make a lot out of not very much: the mustard seed of faith, the meal for 5,000 from a few loaves and fishes. If only Jesus had had Lego! I came across this extraordinary piece of information in Lego... Continue Reading →

Come From Away – Review

Just seen this. Enjoyed it immensely. Not the most the most dazzling show in terms of what you can do with transforming staging or fancy special effects but very impressive in terms of what you can do with just 11 (12?) performers, all of whom gave it their all for whole performance. It is the... Continue Reading →

God doesn’t want to be understood

Why do we think God wants to be understood? I guess it's because in most of our relationships we ourselves expect to be understood and we strive, if possible, to understand the other. Mutual understanding is par for the course for a good relationship and who doesn't want to have a good relationship with God?... Continue Reading →

The City – Book Review

Here is my friend Cathy's sequel to The Gifts . Well done Cathy! Her amazing imagination and incredible capacity to create names and geography for a whole new world have once again been applied to this follow up story which (no plot spoilers) ends with a sense of completeness. It starts with a very violent... Continue Reading →

The Courier – Film Review

This is a brilliant film. It is the true story of an apparently ordinary English businessman Greville Wynne who is recruited by MI6 to act as the courier for the information passed on by a high ranking Russian official, Penkovsky. The story is the story of their friendship and the drama centres around the Cuban... Continue Reading →

Where is God in all this?

Whether it's the appalling human atrocities committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine or the fear that families here are chosing between staying warm or being fed or the existential climate crisis (will we still have a planet fit for habitation in even 5 years time?) - the question above is the obvious one being asked... Continue Reading →

Scarred, Sacred and Scared

This is a reflection on three words that describe the whole world as we are currently experiencing it, with particular reference to the conflict in Ukraine, suggesting how a story from Genesis points towards the hope for all humankind. SCARRED This is the first word that describes the world as we experience it. Scarred means... Continue Reading →

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