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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Here's a problem with Microsoft Word that's bugged me for ages.

Quotation marks in Word

Sometimes I write a document in which I quote either another document (a book, for example), or report direct speech. I might do this with single-quotation marks (') or with double-quotation marks ("). It's useful to have the choice here, because you sometimes quote a document in which something...Read more

Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Notes from a sermon preached on 20th May 2018 (Pentecost Sunday 2018), based on John 16:12-15 .

12 ‘I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he...Read more

Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

The UK is enjoying a rare thing - a summer with week after week of hot weather.

That means it's time for cold coffee. Here's a simple recipe, that's very easy to do and needs (nearly) no special equipment, along with some commentary on what I'm doing.

Normally, people brew coffee in the usual way, and chill it. By all means do that. But there's another option - cold brewed...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 12 Aug 2018

Many people today think that it doesn’t really matter which religion someone chooses. It’s a lifestyle choice, a bit like choosing your diet or your car. It’s part of your culture. Either way, there’s no better or worse to religion. It’s just another way in which we’re different.

Certainly, the Bible tells us to love and respect every person. We don’t just care for those who share our.....

Preached On: 29 Jul 2018

What do you aim at in life? What do you want to achieve? What are the things that you’d make big sacrifices for?

The Christians in ancient Corinth were aiming at the wrong things. Or, rather, they were missing some very important ambitious.

And as a result, they were growing less keen on the apostle Paul, their founder.

We’re in 1 Corinthians chapter 9. If you were here....

Preached On: 22 Jul 2018

The apostle Paul gets plenty of bad press. We’ve been working our way through 1 Corinthians, a letter Paul wrote. It’s in the Bible, So it’s the word of God for us today.

It should be that simple, but there are plenty of people in the wider church who have lots of time for Jesus but not a lot of time for Paul.

It’s not hard to see why. As we’ve read 1 Corinthians together, we’.....


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

From the blog: Mises Institute
15/08/2018 - 15:55

After the “Walnut Street Massacre” in St. Louis, more people shift their support to the Confederacy. In response, Nathaniel Lyon declares war on the state of Missouri, and wages the first small, but significant, battle of the state in Booneville.

From the blog: CloudLinux
15/08/2018 - 10:55

New updated EasyApache packages are now available for download from our production repository.


ea-cpanel-tools 1.0-19.cloudlinux

EA-7549: if the PHP config file is a symlink and the force option is used, remove the symlink so the file can be written.

ea-documentroot 1.0-5.

updated footer logo to SVG; updated index.html to set Cache-control to no-cache.


From the blog: Anglican Ink
14/08/2018 - 23:04

Press release from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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

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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