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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 1 week 11 hours ago

In a previous post , I explained my thoughts on how Revelation 1-3 relates to Revelation 4-22...Read more

Posted: 2 weeks 12 hours ago

The other day, I wrote about how I've been reading through the book of Revelation, as I seek to work out the kind of book it is and how it communicates.

I explained how Revelation 4-22 is a single, coherent story, rather than a...Read more

Posted: 3 weeks 7 hours ago

I've been reading through the book of Revelation, asking myself what kind of book it is, and how we are meant to read it to hear its message.

I've found myself wondering if I've been asking the wrong questions.

Revelation as Symbolic Retelling of History

I used to see the book of Revelation as a symbolic retelling of parts of the history of parts of the human race. I say "parts...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 8 Oct 2023

Let me ask you a question: Do you need to be good in order to go to heaven? Do you have to do good works, good deeds, to get to heaven? That is a really important question, is it not? Because where you spend eternity really matters. This life we live in now is short; the most any of us will get is probably 100 years, relative to which eternity is a very, very long time. So where you get to......

Preached On: 17 Sep 2023

Well, like almost every grown-up, I have forgotten almost everything they taught me when I studied for my GCSEs. However, when we did GCSE English, we had to read some novels of a 19th-century author called Thomas Hardy. Not to be confused with the present-day actor of the same name.

Thomas Hardy wrote novels that often featured the lives of ordinary people who were just up against the....

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......


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

From the blog: Blog & Mablog
07/12/2023 - 02:00

“Some have interpreted the FV as thought it were some form of Arminianism or semi-Pelagianism. So early in the book [RINE], I set aside a chapter to demonstrate that I wish that the Synod of Dort had promulgated a couple extra points so I could believe them too.”

The Auburn Avenue Chronicles, p. 380

The post A Seven-Point...

From the blog: Mises Institute
07/12/2023 - 17:00

Capitalism, defined as a form of social organization in which there are means of production such as private property and wage labor, is not the moral principle upon which liberalism is based. The reason for this is that there are nonliberal scenarios that capitalism, as a moral principle, allows for—for example: slavery, sexism, racism, and various forms of violence.

However, semantic...

From the blog: Christian Concern
07/12/2023 - 12:34
Independent health consultant Kevin Duffy analyses pro-abortion campaigners’ priorities for legal reform

In June 2023, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) published a position statement from a coalition of 33 organisations calling for reform of the abortion law in England and Wales.

The two amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill (CJB), tabled on 28...

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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
  • Trinity Church ScarboroughThe church in west Kent where I'm associate minister / pastor. Visit trinityscarborough.org.uk

Social Media

I use social media more to follow others and to keep in touch than I do to post information of my own. Nevertheless, occasionally I'll post things. Find me on:

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