Archive for the ‘tensions’ Category

If I was in control, I mean really in control, there would be chapters of my life that I would not have lived. I just would not have let them happen. I am not going to bother spelling these chapters out, but I am certain we have all lived similar experiences: death, failure, illness and so […]

I am at work today. While I kind of get the reason behind a day of action, I do struggle with it in a much wider context. So to those who are standing up for themselves, all credit to you. I am just grateful that neither I nor my children are forced to work for less […]

it just is


If you have children, you might recognise what I am going to describe. You get jolted out of the serenity of whatever it was you were doing to the sound of screaming. Proper, raw, screams of anguish, pain. As you leap to your feet and rush to the sounds you find a child lying there in pain, […]

Light and Dark


If you’ve been following my blog for a while you will know I listen regularly to the Mars Hill Bible Church Podcasts, and have done so for a while. They have just started a series on 1 John. So far it has been good, interesting and is certainly making me think. This morning as I walked to […]

I took this photo at the beginning of a Lenten journey I went on with some friends. Every night we were present in our local pleasure ground, talking, thinking and praying. I didn’t make it every night, but those I did were good. It was quite hard explaining to people at work that I had not given […]

Wednesday lunch time las week was good. A sandwich alongside a conversation with Martin. We talked about a lot of things and not just about being part of God’s church. As we parted, heading back to our desks the conversation paused, paused on the statement of this blog post title: God is not a vending […]

The internet has been alive with all sorts of views and opinions on Rob Bell and his forth coming book (for light relief) if you have five minutes spare, do take a look at this case of mistaken identity, I can’t help but smile, especially at this tweet I have a ticket to listen to […]

I have not blogged so much over the last couple of weeks. So much has happened… For a start I am working on having more conversation in real time. One of those (and the emails that followed after) brought this verse to my full attention: God says “I know what I’m doing. I have it […]

Letter from God


watched this today (HT Peter Rollins) it speaks for itself

Some thought provoking and wise words from Tom Wright NT Wright on Blogging/Social Media from Bill Kinnon on Vimeo