Losing sight of Christ

The power and appropriateness of Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" has been astonishing. Let me share another for encouragement: "I sought him, but I found him not."  Song of Solomon 3:1 Tell me where you lost the company of a Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find him. Have you lost... Continue Reading →

Prayer – Wisdom from Spurgeon

“Beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” — Matthew 14:30 Sinking times are praying times with the Lord’s servants. Peter neglected prayer at starting upon his venturous journey, but when he began to sink his danger made him a suppliant, and his cry though late was not too late. In our hours of... Continue Reading →

John Lewis

There is something strangely moving about watching a snowman go to extraordinary lengths to procure a hat and gloves for his beloved snowwife. Of course said blandly like that it sounds unimpressive but the makers of the John Lewis advert for this Christmas have captured beautifully the idea that love can drive us to perform... Continue Reading →

Is God Jealous?

While reading through the Ten Commandments again yesterday I was struck at God's description of himself as jealous. Of course we baulk at that because it seems so wrong that God could display something as ugly as jealousy. But jealously is not always wrong, in fact in some contexts jealousy must be right. A husband... Continue Reading →

Gadgets and Gizmos

This may strike you as somewhat of strange post but I've been thinking about my love of gadgets and what it is that drives it. Since my earliest memories of TV are watching and loving Star Trek I confess that there may be a subconscious desire to possess a "tricorder" a sort of multi-function device... Continue Reading →

Batman the dark knight rises

I've been a fan of the previous two outings in this trilogy of Batman films and I've been looking forward to seeing what Christopher Nolan would do to bring it to a satisfying conclusion. I wasn't disappointed. The Dark Knight Rises is a great mixture of character development and stirring action. Bruce Wayne is struggling... Continue Reading →

Gunning for God

I've just finished one of the best books on apologetics I've read in a little while. "Gunning for God" is John Lennox's response to some of the arguments put forward by the "new atheists" such as Richard Dawkins. I have no doubt that some will find the book utterly unconvincing but to my mind the... Continue Reading →

Simply Praying Simply

For years I have found the acrostic ACTS helpful in praying: A - Adoration C - Confession T - Thanksgiving S - Supplication I was taught it when I was young and it's stuck with me as a sensible and balanced way to pray. But looking at it now I wonder if it's a little... Continue Reading →

A Monster in Paris

What do you do on cold afternoon in Bury St Edmunds when you've exhausted the English Heritage sites and the children are fed up with walking? We decided that the cinema would be a useful distraction for a couple of hours so we parked up and wandered in to see what was on offer: The... Continue Reading →

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