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Posted: 3 days 1 hour ago

In Acts 23:12-22 , Paul is imprisoned in Jerusalem, when a group of over 40 young men take an oath not to eat until they have killed him. They plan to request him to be taken for an audience at the Sanhedrin, and to ambush it en route. Paul's nephew hears of the plot, tips off the...Read more

Posted: 4 days 1 hour ago

A little more from David Gooding’s book, True to the Faith .

Why is the section from Acts 19:21-28:31 so long, taking about a third of the book?

Because on...Read more

Posted: 5 days 6 min ago

I have long found David Gooding's book, True to the Faith , a really helpful look at the book of Acts, mapping out how Luke's story unfolds and how it teaches us in the process.

As I look at chapters 19-28, he introduces his section on this with the following really helpful paragraph...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 3 Oct 2021

Have you ever felt hemmed in? Your problems are so vast, there is no way out you can see, so that you just feel claustrophobic? Trapped. Squeezed.

If so, this Psalm is for you.

Under pressure. Pressure pushing down on me. Pressing down on you, no man ask for. Under pressure that burns a building down. Splits a family in two. Puts people on streets. It's the terror of knowing......

Preached On: 28 Mar 2021

Perhaps like me you long for good times to return again: the opportunity to take a holiday whenever, wherever you wish; the opportunity to meet with friends, any number of people, indoors or outdoors; the opportunity to forget face masks, to sit closer than two meters to somebody from another household. Perhaps you long for good times to return.

If you do picture for a moment the Jews.....

Preached On: 13 Dec 2020

We’ve reached today the end of the book of the prophet Malachi, written about the year 400 b.c., two and a half thousand years ago. You will remember that the Malachi prophesied in the city of Jerusalem that had been rebuilt after the people had returned from their exile to Babylon. The temple and the city walls were rebuilt, but then nothing much had happened for over a hundred years, and the....


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

From the blog: The Good Book Company
14/08/2022 - 06:00

It’s Monday morning. You make a cup of coffee, sit down, and open email. Scanning your inbox, your eyes lock onto a subject line that reads: Sunday’s Sermon. You brace for critique while hoping for encouragement.

Why do our eyes fixate on the negative? Some scientists argue that it’s part of our evolutionary biology: like our predecessors we scan the horizon for danger—a...

From the blog: Mises Institute
13/08/2022 - 14:15

National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split. 

Original Article: "After Secession, What Happens to the National Debt?"

This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. 

From the blog: Mises Institute
13/08/2022 - 20:15

Global elites have a "wonderful" plan for the rest of us, even if they don't intend to live within its strictures.

Original Article: "Why the "New World Order" Is Impossible to Implement without Creating Mass Chaos"

This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. 

You'll also find me in a few other places online, such as …

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 and Woodlands ChurchesThe two churches in west Kent where I'm the vicar / minister / pastor. Visit kemsingandwoodlands.org

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