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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Ruined stone from Herod the Great's temple

I'm preparing to preach on Mark 13 in a couple of Sundays time, and find myself once again reaching for R T France's excellent commentary on Mark . I see I've...Read more

Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago
Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin is about to release the next generation of their running watches: The Forerunner 255 and the Forerunner 955. As I write, these aren't available for another 4-8 weeks. But it seems the Forerunner 245 has been marked down in anticipation. This prompts me to do what I've been meaning to...Read more

Posted: 2 months 4 days ago
Nicholas Roerich, Battle in the Heavens

I'm greatly enjoying reading Against Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Beings in Relation to Communal Identity and the Moral Discourse of Ephesians by Daniel Darko (published 2020 by Hippo Books).

He explores the significance of the spiritual powers in Paul's letter to the...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
30/06/2022 - 06:00

I will never forget my wedding day. The copious amounts of chocolate cake; walking into the venue to see pictures of me in school uniform that I thought I had destroyed. But mostly, you’ll be glad to hear, what made the day memorable was the woman that I married.

Rachel’s background is in some ways very different to mine. She grew up in an all-white clergy household in the...

From the blog: Mises Institute
30/06/2022 - 17:30

Last year, just as it was becoming increasingly clear that price inflation was mounting, Jerome Powell repeatedly denied there was any reason for concern. He called inflation "transitory." A few months later, he admitted it was not transitory, but denied it was "entrenched." Then, by late 2021, he admitted price inflation was getting out of control but still took no action of any consequence....

From the blog: Adam Smith Institute
30/06/2022 - 06:01

Placing import tariffs on intermediate goods - things which are then used to make other things - is a foolish policy. For it makes those intermediate goods more expensive for all users and manufacturers whoever is the producer. They raise the price of domestic production as well as imported.

Britain’s defence and nuclear industries are highly reliant on foreign steel,...

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

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