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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

I'm a big fan of Piwik , an open source analytics suite. Think Google Analytics, StatCounter, Sitemeter, etc. … only self-hosted an open source. There are many benefits of using it:

It's self-hosted, so you have all the analytics data you collect. This helps your privacy policy, as it's one less 3rd party company that has data on your website visitors...Read more
Posted: 2 weeks 2 days ago

Yesterday, the Drupal Security team issued a Security Advisory for the Mollom module, SA-CONTRIB-2018-038 . The module is now marked as "unsupported".

The security team is marking this project unsupported. There is a known security issue with the project that has not been...Read more

Posted: 1 month 1 day ago

Paul Barnett has written a very helpful, carefully applied, commentary on 1 Corinthians.

Discussing...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 24 Jun 2018

The Christian church is often heard, by those on the outside, as having a purely negative message about sex and relationships. It seems there are an awful lot of things the people shouldn’t do. It’s all about “thou shalt not”.

Indeed, we’ve had a bit of that in recent chapters in 1 Corinthians. In chapter 5, a man was sleeping with his stepmother, and Paul rebukes the church for......

Preached On: 17 Jun 2018

Today, our Bible reading addresses the subject of sexual sin. And I’m very aware of the need to tread carefully. This is a sensitive subject. For a number of reasons.

It’s sensitive culturally. Increasingly, Western culture says there’s no such thing as sexual sin. That’s not actually true. There are taboos. The big ones are unfaithfulness and underage. But apart from that, as long as.....

Preached On: 10 Jun 2018

Have a think for a moment: What’s the most precious thing you own?

If there was a danger you might lose that thing, what would you do to protect it? How far would you go to ensure you don’t lose your most prized possession?

Today, we continue our journey through Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth. He’s had a number of reports that concern him. Divisions around loyalty to......

Blogroll

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

From the blog: God Gold and Generals
24/06/2018 - 19:33
I remember it well. In 1975 I was 12 and very interested in politics. There had been two elections the previous year and I was allowed (reluctantly) by my father to help the Liberals, no doubt I made a huge difference to the result in Hemel Hempstead! Hemel was a marginal seat and swung by a narrow margin to Labour in the second election of 1974, due mainly to the Labour candidate, Robin Corbett...
From the blog: Adam Smith Institute
24/06/2018 - 08:46

There's nothing that will produce more gales of laughter at a meeting of the bien pensants than Hayek's idea that the NHS would lead to serfdom. What? Government provided health care will lead to anything other than a properly planned and efficient health care system? Nonsense, eh, and then the entire argument Hayek actually made is suppressed in gales of giggles.

The argument...

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

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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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