From the monthly archives:

January 2014

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

by Richard on January 27, 2014

“For Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, we will learn of the multitude of Journeys that people were forced to undertake, in fear of what would be found at the end. We will do so at events that bring us together with our neighbours, that strengthen bonds of respect, and that enable us to pledge to take [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 26, 2014

Give me the faith which can remove
And sink the mountain to a plain;
Give me the childlike praying love,
Which longs to build Thy house again;
Thy love, let it my heart overpower,
And all my simple soul devour.
I want an even strong desire,
I want a calmly fervent zeal,
To save poor souls out of the fire,
To snatch them from [...]

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Married gays to tour drought-hit countries

by Richard on January 20, 2014

Couldn’t resist sharing this from The Daily Mash
BETROTHED homosexuals are to use their magical flood-creating powers to bring new life to desert regions.
Gay people in civil partnerships, who have been granted the power to summon rainstorms from the heavens by God and UKIP, plan to use it benevolently.
Nathan Muir, who saw storm clouds forming as [...]

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More lunacy from UKIP

by Richard on January 20, 2014

Just when you thought UKIP couldn’t get any dafter, there’s news that the party would ban the teaching of climate change in schools.
In 2010. Ukip announced it would ban the screening of Al Gore’s controversial documentary An Inconvenient Truth if elected, but it now says it will go much further.
Speaking to Index on Censorship, Ukip [...]

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Random wacky maths of the day

by Richard on January 20, 2014

This made my brain hurt…

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#canonfodder: a Bible commentary

by Richard on January 19, 2014

Ben Myers has used Twitter to offer the world’s shortest Bible commentary. There are some really gems here for those wanting to get to grips with the Bible’s key messages. My favourite was probably his comment on Mark:
Just as we were killing him, God whispered a secret. No one heard except the soldier who raised [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 19, 2014

Thy faithfulness, Lord, each moment we find,
So true to Thy Word, so loving and kind!
Thy mercy so tender to all the lost race,
The vilest offender may turn and find grace.
The mercy I feel, to others I show,
I set to my seal that Jesus is true:
Ye all may find favor, who come at His call,
O come [...]

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I hardly know where to start with this…
A UKIP councillor has blamed the recent storms and heavy floods across Britain on the Government’s decision to legalise gay marriage.
David Silvester said the Prime Minister had acted “arrogantly against the Gospel”.
In a letter to his local paper he said he had warned David Cameron the legislation would [...]

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Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine

by Richard on January 16, 2014

A podcast interview in which Methodist President of Conference Ruth Gee reflects on on a recent visit to Israel.

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 12, 2014

Jesus, if we aright confess
Our heartfelt poverty,
We own the concious want of grace
Itself a gift from thee;
And who our poverty retain,
More gifts we shall receive,
Multiplied grace and blessings gain,
And all a God can give.
Our scanty stock as soon as known,
Our insufficiency
For feeding famished souls we own,
And bring it, Lord, to thee;
Our want received into thy [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 5, 2014

Come, let us use the grace divine,
and all with one accord,
In a perpetual covenant join
ourselves to Christ the Lord;
Give up ourselves, through Jesus’ power,
His Name to glorify;
And promise, in this sacred hour,
for God to live and die.
The covenant we this moment make
be ever kept in mind;
We will no more our God forsake,
or cast these words [...]

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Awaiting another voice …

by Kim on January 1, 2014

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” in Four Quartets

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