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Tracing the Covenant Ark II – The Making of the Ark

Back to the start at Part 1. This is part two of a talk I gave at Beit Yeshua in January 2017, or at least I got through what I could in the time limits available, and what I did get through was well received. Let’s look at the making of the ark of the covenant. … Read more »

The Christmas Passover Lamb – the hidden link: A Christmas sermon

Christmas time again. It means many things to many people, from loneliness and family strife to a kind of warm schmaltz with ideals of log fires and sleigh rides and jazzy Christmas numbers on the stereo. Even when we think about the original Christmas story, it tends to have a kind of mythic bubble around… Read more »

Remembering London’s Great Fire Reveals a Lesson in Godly Feminism

The old saw is that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, or something like that. Today is in the middle of the anniversary of the Great fire of London (1st to 3rd September 1666) when huge swathes of London were destroyed, but with only a few lives lost. That’s 350 years ago,… Read more »

The power of suggestion

Good old Al Gore.  He sure does know how to twist a debate.  His target now is his former political comrade in arms, Rick Perry, now a likely Republican candidate for the Presidency.  Rick Perry had apparently said that ‘I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data, so that they… Read more »

Hobo Oboe

My latest little tune.  Hand’s off, it’s mine!

A Cry for God’s grace in Chronicles : a Theme for 2011

Further to my posting about Ezra, here is another example of the theme of God’s grace relating to Temple building that is found in the Old Testament.  The context is that King David is praying for his son and heir Solomon about the building of the Temple and he prays this for the people of… Read more »

Comments policy

Grand sounding, but – here goes.  Nothing offensive or gratuitous will be posted (except gratuitous pandering of my ego – and maybe not even then) and anything of that nature, or that looks remotely like spam will be promptly deleted.

How dare they do that to Christmas!

Here in Newcastle we have a shop in the main shopping street called Fenwicks, famous for having a large Christmas display in it’s shop window every year.  Sometimes it is Santa, other times scenes from books, like Gullivers Travels.  Every few years they do a traditional nativity scene, and this year is one of those… Read more »

Forensic Financial Detective Work

‘Sometimes the truth is arrived at by adding all the little lies together and deducting them from the totality of what is known.’ Terry Pratchett From his novel Thud! (the context being that of investigation into monetary fraud).