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I'll post this here in case anyone else is searching for this issue
Since my computer updated to Windows 10, build number 1607 (also known as the "Anniversary Update", because it was a feature release timed to coincide with a year since the first release of Windows 10), I've been getting an error when I try to run any command in a command prompt window:
[0x7FFCF5BB70E3] ANOMALY...Read more
It's customary to refer to Revelation chapters 2 and 3 as the "Letters to the Seven Churches".
As I've studied, and we've preached, our way through these chapters, I'm not convinced that's the best heading to give them.
In fact, the whole of Revelation is a single letter. It's an epistle, like Philippians is. We get that from verse 4 that begins:
“John, to the seven...Read more
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(Last updated 16th July 2016)
Back in September 2010, I posted on my experience (as an Englishman) procuring and using a Télépéage gadget for use on the French motorways. I wrote that post just in case it happened to help someone. Since then, it has become more than 3 times as popular as any other page...Read more
Are you trying to find out which Church of England Parish you live in? Simply put your postcode into the search tool below:Postcode
The Church of England's Parish System
I don't know how long this has been the case. If you know, please leave a comment to educate me about this. However, England is divided up into a number of distinct, non-overlapping,...Read more
I have huge respect for Christopher Idle. I love the hymns he writes. And he's a godly man with a wise, pastoral heart. I was searching for some of his hymns, when I found something rather different.
Doubtless, many readers of this will be familiar with Henry Scott Holland's poem Death is Nothing at all . For those who don't know it:
Death is nothing at all. It does...Read more
Being excluded feels horrible.
Children in the playground, deliberately leaving out a child they don’t like. A group of work colleagues going out for a drink, deliberately not telling one of their number where they’re going.
Even worse is religious exclusion. Being told that you’re not a proper Christian, not a true member of the people of God. If you care about God and his......
I greatly respect our doctors. They work hard. And a good doctor knows how to measure a person’s vital signs. Not every death can be prevented. But if they spot that body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing are getting weak, quick intervention could save them.
That’s people. What about churches? They die too. How would you know if your church was on its last legs? What......
It’s hard to keep going if you feel isolated.
Picture the scene. You’re at Kings Cross, boarding a train to Edinburgh. A large crowd is watching the departure signs. Finally, a platform number: platform 4. The crowd surges that way, and you’re among them. But once you’re through the ticket gates, most people board the train the other side, on platform 3. You get on the Edinburgh train.....
A random sample from some of the people I read online, taken from the past 24 hours.
We are excited to offer a selection of some of our favorite books at reduced prices. If you are teaching Abiding in Jesus, Teach Me Your Way or Fight the Good Fight, this is a perfect time to stock up on these recommended resources for your students and leaders.The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
Recommended for junior and senior high students and...
Gavin Ashenden looks at Bishop Paul Bayes/ “Calm Down Dear- Love and Anger in the Church” and finds it lacking
John Sauven is the Director of Greenpeace. As such we would rather hope that he understands how a carbon tax works. For, you know, his organisation is rather vocal on the idea that we need to do something about climate change and the carbon tax is the thing that all the economists say we should be doing. It would behove such a campaigner to understand the subject, no?
But here he...
You'll also find me in a few other places online, such as …
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.
- 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.
- Kemsing with Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor.