This week Spurgeon’s Bible College asked me if I could send in an academic CV – I’ve applied to do further studies with them. In the process of doing it I remembered an article I did for a science journal, The Biochemist, in my early days at my last church when my science background was … Continue reading A Match Made in Heaven
Which one are you? A few of us attended parts of Holy Trinity Brompton’s Leadership Conference at the start of the week; a great opportunity to worship, be exposed to great teaching and get to talk to Christians from all over the place. It was another reminder about the blessing and privilege of being part … Continue reading There was a Young Monk, Middle-Aged Monk and an Old Monk…
God's Handiwork As some of you may know, Charlotte is into astronomy and the other year purchased a telescope. Looking through it at the Moon and recently Jupiter and its moons has inspired me as well; seeing these heavenly bodies with such detail for myself was breathtaking. I’ve recently discovered FutureLearn.com, a website that offers … Continue reading God’s Handiwork
I was reading the blog of Sean Preston, an author and game designer, when this entry caught my attention: A Quiet Hunger: Developing and Maintaining Creative Discipline “When you first jump into a “thing”, be it badminton or backgammon, track or field, weightlifting or words, it’s often pursued with a righteous passion, a deep hunger … Continue reading Fire!
There are many things that need to come together if you want to be a great sportsperson or explorer. You need the right physique for their sphere; the chances that a shortish, skinny guy like me will ever be an international star in a rugby scrum are fairly remote! You need the right skill-set and … Continue reading A Heavenly Perspective
As a Christian leader I have a guilty secret, one that lurks at the back of my mind and occasionally leaps out and challenges me. It’s all to do with a very simple question, but a troublesome one, ‘Are you really a Christian?’ You see, when I became a Christian, my conversion bore little resemblance … Continue reading A Guilty Secret
The Book of Skulls by Robert Silverberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars Four American college books set out to discover the truth behind a manuscript that writes of a 'cult' that offer immortality. The only catch is to obtain it four must undertake the rituals, one must die and one must take his own … Continue reading Review: The Book of Skulls
Notes from a talk I presented this week at a Lenten Lunch on behalf of Churches Together I wonder, do you remember when under every bridge hid a lurking troll? Do you remember when storks delivered babies? Do you remember when there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I remember … Continue reading Holy Imagination