From the monthly archives:

February 2018

Remembering BP

by Richard on February 22, 2018

For Scouts worldwide, today is “Founder’s Day”. (Guides call it “Thinking Day”). So, in celebration here’s a clip from a BBC documentary about scouting.

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Doing anything interesting for Lent?

by Richard on February 19, 2018

Stephen Wigley writing on Theology Everywhere
…the things which matter most are the things which are worth committing to – and that if we were a little more serious about our commitment to the faith we profess, then others might be a little more willing to take it seriously. And maybe that’s the message of Lent; [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on February 18, 2018

Jesus! the name high over all,
in hell, or earth, or sky!
Angels and men before it fall,
and devils fear and fly.
Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given!
It scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven.
Jesus! the prisoner’s fetters breaks,
and bruises Satan’s head;
Power into strengthless souls it speaks,
and life into the dead.
O [...]

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Dust

by Kim on February 14, 2018

We are made of dust, we are
Flying on every wind,
Blown to the back of the earth,
Stormed at, broken, defiled.
We are people of dust
But dust with a living mind.
Dust with a spirit, grace
Goes to the end of the earth,
Follows the dark act, the thought
Lying, wounding, distraught,
We are dust from our birth
But in that dust is wrought
A [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on February 11, 2018

GREAT is our redeeming Lord,
In power, and truth, and grace
Him, by highest heaven adored,
His church on earth doth praise:
In the city of our God,
In his holy mount below,
Publish, spread his name abroad,
And all his greatness show.
For thy loving-kindness, Lord,
We in thy temple stay;
Here thy faithful love record,
Thy saving power display:
With thy name thy praise is [...]

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The first Britons were black

by Richard on February 7, 2018

This story must have had the likes of Britain First and the EDL choking on their sugar puffs* this morning: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin

A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes.
Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, [...]

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If you’ve got Jesus, you don’t need a flu jab

by Richard on February 7, 2018

Because, obviously, Christians never ever get poorly at all.

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Pots and kettles

by Richard on February 6, 2018

Scrolling through my twitter feed with my cereal this morning, I came across a link to a video by Tim Challies, the 5 Most Ridiculous Books to Ever Become Christian Best Sellers. Tough call, I thought — the competition is stiff. But I watched the video to see what he thought. Opening with ‘The Prayer [...]

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Violence in Bristol - but from Left or Right?

by Richard on February 6, 2018

The other day there was a bit of fuss about “the Left” disrupting a speech by Jacob Rees-Mogg using violence and intimidation. Reports at the time were very clear about what had happened

Every report I saw at the time shared more-or-less the same narrative and many commenters from across the political spectrum roundly condemned those [...]

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Hymn of the day

by Richard on February 4, 2018

GREAT is our redeeming Lord,
In power, and truth, and grace
Him, by highest heaven adored,
His church on earth doth praise:
In the city of our God,
In his holy mount below,
Publish, spread his name abroad,
And all his greatness show.
For thy loving-kindness, Lord,
We in thy temple stay;
Here thy faithful love record,
Thy saving power display:
With thy name thy praise is [...]

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