Easter Paradidomi – Why is Good Friday good?

I’m colour blind – i.e. I can’t always discern between shades of brown and red and green. This means very little to me except that I can’t be an RAF pilot or a bomb disposal expert. It also means that I occasionally foul in snooker by playing a brown by mistake. And it means thatContinue reading “Easter Paradidomi – Why is Good Friday good?”

Global Bridegroom Fast

In Matthew 9, Jesus has a bunch of finger-pointing guys come up to Him and demand an explanation for His disciples not fasting while the disciples of John were. (Matthew 9:15) Jesus’ response was surprising because He pointed immediately to the issue of His forthcoming absence as being the fitting time for His disciples toContinue reading “Global Bridegroom Fast”

33 Meters

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddle I think we all know the feeling when you’re doing something and not only knowing that you’re not doing it very well but knowing that that’s because you’re kind of notContinue reading “33 Meters”

Thank You

This blog article is to stimulate gratitude for the simple things in life…the blessings that are by their thousands, every day, but that often go uncelebrated. I’m sat in a restaurant in Torbay in Devon looking out to sea. There’s an Easterly wind today which is good news for surfers because the waves are churning,Continue reading “Thank You”

30-year old Brothers

I thought I’d write a quick post  without much thought because it’s my brother’s 30th birthday today. I’ll turn 30 in a few years (I jest – I have already). Banter. But I remember at the time thinking, “wow…I’m really 30?”. It felt landmarkesque. That’s not even a word. It is now. The seventeenth verseContinue reading “30-year old Brothers”

Ancient Skies

The Greek word for ‘creation’ is ‘poema’, the root word for poem. If you look at the sky on a crisp, clear night and begin counting the countless twinkling stars; or if you feel the fading warmth of a day’s heat on your face as you watch the sun dip under the dusty horizon ofContinue reading “Ancient Skies”

“Do You Trust Me?”

When David Brent repeatedly asked the Swindon lot, ‘do you trust me?’, we laugh because of course they didn’t! Brent is the last person in the world that you would find yourself trusting. The Swindon crew’s resounding silence tells the story:  ‘No, we do not trust you” – even when Brent makes them say thatContinue reading ““Do You Trust Me?””

“The Heavenlies” – A Peretti Pastiche (Part 2 of 2)

Three It was the end of his University life and Paul had decided that it didn’t matter if he got drunk tonight. He stood at the bar again waiting for more drink. Apathy, Deceit and Desire gripped hold of him like toxic leeches, writhing in pleasure as they controlled his mind. Their yellow, bulbous eyesContinue reading ““The Heavenlies” – A Peretti Pastiche (Part 2 of 2)”