This Sunday I was leading the congregation is singing a wonderful chorus called Mighty to Save. The first line goes "Everyone needs compassion..." And it go me thinking, what does God's word say about compassion? A couple of scriptures came to mind, first was Zechariah's Prophecy regarding the birth of the Prophet John in which … Continue reading Compassion
I thank God for podcasts. I really do. There are so many out there that can really expand your understanding of our world, God and life. I've been listening to a number of podcasts that deal with racial justice, particularly the issues in the United States of America around black people and their relationship with … Continue reading Racial Justice
Inspired by Jemmy Hope's new poetry season at his blog 'Swearing at the telly' I thought I'd add this little gem from George Milligan entitled 'A Day's Work at the Docks'. I can't find anything about George Milligan and the only reason I'm aware of this poem is it's included in Jack Jones' autobiography … Continue reading A Day’s Work at the Docks
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich … Continue reading Values and morals
When you listen to those who we define as folk/protest singers and songwriters you tap into an oral history that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. These troubadours keep alive the struggles and trials of the past that we here and now should be learning from. I recently got hold of David Rovics' … Continue reading John Brown and his body
Whatever you think of Prime Minister David Cameron's latest 'battle against extremism' there's one part of it that leaves me in despair. That's his insistence that immigrant Muslim women who fail to learn to speak English might be deported. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3404221/Muslim-women-unable-speak-English-benefit-language-fund.html Badly thought out, impossible to service or measure and certain to put people's backs up. … Continue reading Mind Your Language
Sometimes you come across something on Twitter where someone is trying to make a point. The graphic below is regularly posted by spittle-flecked atheists who use it to highlight the supposed gullibility of Christians. The problem with the above graphic is its glaring dishonesty. Either that or the creator and the many posters aren't familiar with … Continue reading Psalm 82:1
No I haven't moved to another house but I have moved my blog! After hosting it on Blogger since 2009 I've become a little disillusioned by Google's commitment to the Blogger platform. The last significant update was a few years ago when they introduced the clever but restricting 'Dynamic Views'. Since then diddly-squat. Posterous would … Continue reading A New Home!
Watching the BBC interview of Adele by Graham Norton tonight and Adele sang one of the new tracks off her forthcoming album. The track was called A Million Years Ago. Listening to it reminded me of a different song by someone else. You know where you almost recognise a tune but get lost with the … Continue reading Sound familiar?
Seems that every Saturday when I take Charlie for a walk we stop and look at the sheep, and St Michael's Abbey at Farnborough. Well I say 'we' but I really mean me. Charlie is far too busy rooting round in the undergrowth for something to eat. Met a man who was working on the … Continue reading Distant Pics of St Michael’s Abbey