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Posted: 10 hours 28 min ago

Here's Paul Gardner on Revelation 1 :

In a modern church which spends much time encouraging Christians to regard Jesus as ‘friend and brother’, this passage reminds us that if the Son of Man...Read more

Posted: 1 week 10 hours ago

3 times in the book of Revelation we get this phrase - “Who was, and is, and is to come”.

“Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne” ( Revelation 1:4 )

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says...Read more

Posted: 2 weeks 10 hours ago

I'll put this up here, because this may be of help to someone else at some point, but I'm a bit tentative about doing so.

In working on preaching from Revelation chapter 1, I found it helpful to make an audio recording of the Greek of that chapter. Once I'd got to know any vocabulary that I had to look up at first, it gave me an easy way to become more familiar with the chapter, at the...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 28 Aug 2016

Many of you will remember the experience of falling in love for the very first time. You can’t get enough of the other person. Their voice. Time with them. Everything’s wonderful. Your friends comment that you’ve got a fresh spring in your step, a smile on your face.

It’s wonderful. But there’s a problem. It rarely lasts. Not with that delightful, initial rosiness, the fire, the......

Preached On: 24 Jul 2016

“Who do you think you are to speak to me like that?”

I’m sure you find yourself thinking that from time to time. Someone asks you to do something, offers you some advice. It’s not entirely welcome. And then you start to think: “Who is this person who’s talking to me? Why should I do what they say? Do they even know me well enough to give me this advice, or to boss me around?” “Who do......

Preached On: 17 Jul 2016

The past few weeks have been bewildering. Since the referendum, never mind a week, it’s felt like an hour is a long time in politics. It’s been unsettling, driven by two questions we can’t easily answer. “Who’s in charge?” David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Roy Hodgson, Chris Evans, all resigning, and Jeremy Corbyn’s position looking uncertain. An alien invasion was easily thwarted the other week.......


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

From the blog: The Good Book Company
30/08/2016 - 12:04

"The mouth speaks what the heart is full of. If our hearts are full of the beauty of Christ, we will speak about him." (Barry Cooper, Life Explored)

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From the blog: Children Desiring God
30/08/2016 - 13:00

Here is a frequent question we get at CDG this time of year:

Do I really need to buy student workbooks that are recommended for each curriculum?

First, let me tell you why we developed workbooks to accompany each study.

Workbooks for younger children provide them with opportunities for “hands-on” activity—coloring, pasting, taping, stickers, stamps...
From the blog: CloudLinux
30/08/2016 - 17:38

We at CloudLinux are conducting a comprehensive hosting industry survey and I am excited to invite you, a Web hosting professional, to share your expertise.

This survey is being broadcasted to over 15K hosting experts across the globe. Once we compile all data, we will send you the results of this survey so that you can compare your responses with those of your peers. In appreciation of...

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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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