Joy and Sadness

I was reading this morning about Paul's concern for some of the Christians in Thessalonica. What interested me was the apprehension that he felt about how they were doing, particularly whether yet were keeping going in the faith. “But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your... Continue Reading →

Ready Player One

To clan or not to clan, that is the question. As usual some random thoughts that may or may not be connected. My guess is that popularity of VR will continue to rise. My own experience with the technology has left me amazed at the level of immersion and what is possible. Flight sims in... Continue Reading →

How dare you….

Autonomy: freedom from external control or influence; independence. "I am free to make the choices I want to make." "I am free to make those choices as long as they don't hurt anyone else." "Who are you to tell me what to do? It's my life." It seems to me that the greatest offense you... Continue Reading →

A surprising conversation

A few weeks ago I decided to move to a sim only contract so popped into a local phone network shop to have a conversation about what was on offer. That part of the conversation wasn't at all surprising, simply polite and obvious. The conversation took a surprising turn though once the guy who was... Continue Reading →

Union with Christ

Every so often I come across an idea, a doctrine, a piece of Christian thinking that I may know by name and may even have read a little bit about but have failed to substantially engage with in a meaningful way. Recently in a conversation a friend asked me what I thought about "Union with... Continue Reading →

Solo – A few thoughts

Solo - A Star Wars Story A few thoughts on Solo, the new Star Wars movie. The film is the back story to the rogue turned hero of the earlier movies: Han Solo.It charts the section of his life where he meets two of the main characters from the other films: Chewbacca and Lando and... Continue Reading →

The joy of salvation

I've been thinking lately about what it means to rejoice in salvation. It seems to me that easy to let my familiarity with the gospel message dull me to the wonder of what God has done through his son Jesus. It is of course a miracle that God would know me from before time itself... Continue Reading →

Lamb of God

With Easter still very much in my mind the thought of lambs in the fields seems somehow appropriate. While were we up on Penistone Hill on Easter Sunday morning we saw a field full of sheep and as we approached they came running towards us, I guess because they thought we had breakfast. When John... Continue Reading →

Spurgeon on Suffering

"For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."  2 Corinthians 1:5 There is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales-in this side he puts his people's trials, and in that he puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you... Continue Reading →

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