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Posted: 1 day 21 hours ago
Cousin Explainer

The past couple of weeks, this image has been circulating on Facebook, entitled the Cousin Explainer.

Given the huge number of likes (256, at time of writing this) and shares (3,400, at time of writing this), it seems I wasn't the only one who needed this mapping out clearly.

As a mathematician, it always bothered me that I could not explain, or even better 'define',...Read more

Posted: 1 week 1 day ago
Ilkley Moor

Several years back I wrote about a discovery that the carol, While Shepherds Watched not only fits to the tune of On Ilkley Moor Baht 'at , the Yorkshire folk tune, but that may even have been the original tune.

In hymn books, the tune's actual name is Cranbrook . I've since noticed that...Read more

Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Fee on Corinthians

It's been a joy, and at times a challenge, to p reach right through the letter of 1 Corinthians. It's healthy to take a long epistle like this, and to tackle it in a single sermon series, so we don't lose the train of Paul's thought by interrupting the series midway through. The challenge, then, is to decide how fast to go. Too fast, and you get...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 16 Dec 2018

Do you ever read something and think, “I’ll pretend I didn’t see that”?

Some homework set by a teacher at the last minute that you’d rather your children didn’t have to do.

An email sent at 5.25pm inviting you to some drinks after work.

A new “no-right-turn” sign on a route you drive every day.

We all get tempted to put our fingers in our ears from time to time.....

Preached On: 9 Dec 2018

Last time we began to think about the question: What happens to us after we die?

Many people are plain confused about what waits for us after death. And with confusion comes fear. The Bible doesn’t answer all our questions, but it does have a lot to say. It addresses the future of those who do not know the Lord Jesus. And it addresses the future of Christians who do know and love him......

Preached On: 25 Nov 2018

Most of us wonder at times, what happens to us when we die.

Often the answer is that we just don’t know.

So we make something up that would make us feel a bit better if it were true. Many a parent has told their children that granddad has just become one of the stars in the sky, and if you look up you can see him looking down on us. We know it isn’t true, but we just don’t know....


A random sample from some of the people I read online, taken from the past 24 hours.

From the blog: Mises Institute
18/12/2018 - 17:05

How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and FutureBarry Eichengreen, Arnaud Mehl, and Livia ChituPrinceton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2018, 250 pp. 

Carmen Elena Dorobăț (c.dorobat@leedstrinity.ac.uk) is assistant professor of business and economics at Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Mises Institute.

The present volume is an...

From the blog: Mises Institute
18/12/2018 - 23:15

Narrated by Ian Temple.

From the blog: Mises Institute
18/12/2018 - 20:15

The ECB’s zero and negative interest rate policy continues despite the economic upswing. An interest rate hike is not expected before autumn 2019. The extensive purchases of government and corporate bonds will have reached €2,600 billion by the end of the year. The ECB’s financial market supervision as part of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), which was created in 2014 in response to the...

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Other Websites

I also maintain a few other websites:

  • Mandelbrot ExplorerThis is an easy to use, totally free, fractal explorer — explore the Mandelbrot Set and the Julia Sets, starting with one of 6 inbuilt colour schemes, but with a totally flexible layers-based way to colour your fractals exactly as you wish. There are many other features - visit the website to find out more. Visit mandel.org.uk
  • Books by Mary OakleyMy late grandmother compiled 5 little booklets of poems and prayers that helped her at various stages of her life. Visit the website to find out more about these booklets, or to order online. Visit lifetocome.co.uk
  • Kemsing with Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor. Visit kemsingwithwoodlands.org

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