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culture

My top 10 favourite movies

Occasionally, people ask me which films/movies I like to watch. And usually at this point my mind goes completely blank and I look like a total idiot. So I have decided to write down my top 10 movies here, which means I can always refer to this should the occasion arise.

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theology

Can a man be pure before his Maker?

It seems to me, that thousands of years after Eliphaz said those poetic words in the book of Job, we still wrestle with this question. Even those of us in “the Faith” as my friend describes Christianity, wrestle with this question. How can I be pure before my Maker?

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life

Baby Anne

This story is about Baby Anne. It’s a story I needed to share. It’s from the book “The Gift of Pain” by Dr. Paul brand. A brilliant book to read if you are struggling with physical pain in your life. This story is about life, death, guilt and redemption.

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church

One Event Review

I recently went to One Event with friends from my church. One Event is an annual Christian conference at the Lincoln Showground. Here are five things I loved about One Event and five things that didn’t float my boat.

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life

Death holds no sting

Life is fragile. It can end at anytime. Today I offer some thoughts on the fragility of life after some recent experiences that made me reflect on my own mortality.

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religion

Are Muslims a people of peace?

Since the rise of ISIS (not my friend’s cat Isis, but the extremist terrorist organisation) and the terrible videos being released of hostages being killed, many people have taken to social media to defend Muslims from any criticism for these acts. Are they right to?

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theology

Love yourself. Should we?

I hear a lot these days from other Christians that we should love ourselves. Is this biblical?

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politics

The Scotland Debate

Since the prospect of Scotland gaining independence became an actual possibility, I’ve not really entered the debate. In some ways I’ve been burying my head in the sand, so I don’t have to be engaged in a topic that thoroughly depresses me. But here’s a few thoughts.

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politics

A response to “The empty spaces in Gaza” article

There is currently a piece of Israeli propaganda doing the rounds on social media. This blog post is a brief response to the article.

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church

Five changes the church must make

It can be frustrating when you desire church growth but see obvious opportunities that are missed. Here’s five of mine I think that are crucial to church growth.