Pride and Despair

Augustine the great Christian thinker from the 4th Century said "Pride is the beginning of sin", John Ruskin a writer from the 18th Century said “In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” and just the other night when reading through the book of Daniel I came across this great word from... Continue Reading →

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The Happening

Generally I like Mr Shyamalan's films. I am aware that some (Kermode) think he has gone off the boil but there is something about his "What if?" method of asking questions and making films that appeals to me. The film "The Happening" seems to be asking the question "What would happen if nature turned against... Continue Reading →

Trellis and Vine

After much encouragement from a number of sources I've started reading The Trellis and the Vine, a book on discipleship by Marshall and Payne. It is an excellent read so far and as my friend Scott said "you will like it because it seems to be what you have tried to do". It's a nice... Continue Reading →

Shallow Evangelicalism

I'm currently enjoying a book by Fred Saunders called "Embracing the Trinity" and it is proving a stimulating read. The following is a quote from the introduction that acts as timely wakeup call to those of us in the evangelical parts of the church. The evangelical movement is booming, but often seems to be ten... Continue Reading →

Despicable Me

Watching films with the children is nearly always a great treat because when they start laughing then they set everyone laughing. Last night we watched Despicable Me which has some very funny moments in it, mainly provided by the little yellow tic-tac minions, who are hilarious. The main idea in the film is the changing... Continue Reading →

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