From the monthly archives:

January 2015

‘The computer is unable’

by Kim on January 30, 2015

The computer is unable
to find God: no code
number, no address.
Technology stalls
without the material
we provide it. There must be
some other way. ‘Try
looking,’ says the eye,
‘Try listening’ the ear
answers. I stare into distance:
nothing but the gantries
where art is crucified in
the cause of new art.
I have heard amid uproar
in London the black redstart
singing among the ruins;
so I strain [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 25, 2015

O THOU, whom once they flock’d to hear,
Thy words to hear, thy power to feel;
Suffer the sinners to draw near,
And graciously receive us still.
They that be whole, thyself hast said,
No need of a physician have;
But I am sick, and want thine aid,
And want thine utmost power to save.
Thy power, and truth, and love divine,
The same [...]

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Tally ho!

by Richard on January 21, 2015

As the mayor of Paris threatens Fox News with a law suit, here’s a lovely takedown of Fox “news” “experts”

Tell me, my US friends: just why does anyone take Fox seriously?

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Son of Dog appears in Swansea

by Richard on January 20, 2015

Swansea woman finds Jesus - in her dog’s ear!
A Swansea woman had the shock of her life recently, when she found the image of Jesus in her dog’s ear.
25-year-old Rachel Evans was giving mini Yorkshire terrier Dave a wash in the bathroom sink when she decided to snap some selfies with the pretty pooch.
It wasn’t [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 18, 2015

WEARY of all this wordy strife,
These notions, forms, and modes, and names,
To Thee, the Way, the Truth, the Life,
Whose love my simple heart inflames,
Divinely taught, at last I fly,
With Thee, and Thine to live, and die.
Forth from the midst of Babel brought,
Parties and sects I cast behind;
Enlarged my heart, [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 11, 2015

THOU hidden source of calm repose,
Thou all-sufficient Love Divine,
My help and refuge from my foes,
Secure I am, if thou art mine;
And lo! from sin, and grief; and shame,
I hide me, Jesus, in thy name.
Thy mighty name salvation is,
And keeps my happy soul above;
Comfort it brings, and power, and peace,
And joy, and everlasting love;
To me, with [...]

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2014 confirmed as warmest year on record

by Richard on January 6, 2015

From the UK Met Office
Provisional full year figures for 2014 show it is the UK’s warmest and fourth wettest year in records dating back to 1910.
It is also the warmest year on record in the Central England Temperature series, which dates back to 1659 and is the world’s longest running instrumental temperature series.
Warmest year on [...]

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Melchior

by Richard on January 4, 2015

Another offering from Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on January 4, 2015

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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