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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 4 days 5 hours ago
Ilkley Moor

Several years back I wrote about a discovery that the carol, While Shepherds Watched not only fits to the tune of On Ilkley Moor Baht 'at , the Yorkshire folk tune, but that may even have been the original tune.

In hymn books, the tune's actual name is Cranbrook . I've since noticed that...Read more

Posted: 1 week 4 days ago
Fee on Corinthians

It's been a joy, and at times a challenge, to p reach right through the letter of 1 Corinthians. It's healthy to take a long epistle like this, and to tackle it in a single sermon series, so we don't lose the train of Paul's thought by interrupting the series midway through. The challenge, then, is to decide how fast to go. Too fast, and you get...Read more

Posted: 2 weeks 4 days ago
Moving from Debian to Ubuntu

I've set up lots of servers that run the Debian flavour of Linux. It's light-weight (works on little RAM, if installed in a minmal configuration) and extremely stable.

But for a particular purpose I recently needed to run a server using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I hit a newbie gotcha that had me stumped for a while, but once I'd solve it, it was really simple.

Packages missing

...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 9 Dec 2018

Last time we began to think about the question: What happens to us after we die?

Many people are plain confused about what waits for us after death. And with confusion comes fear. The Bible doesn’t answer all our questions, but it does have a lot to say. It addresses the future of those who do not know the Lord Jesus. And it addresses the future of Christians who do know and love him......

Preached On: 25 Nov 2018

Most of us wonder at times, what happens to us when we die.

Often the answer is that we just don’t know.

So we make something up that would make us feel a bit better if it were true. Many a parent has told their children that granddad has just become one of the stars in the sky, and if you look up you can see him looking down on us. We know it isn’t true, but we just don’t know....

Preached On: 18 Nov 2018

We all struggle to remember things at times. To remember, and not to forget.

It’s why we have Remembrance Day every year. In 1919, every community in Britain resolved that we would never forget what had just happened.

In fact, there are two ways to forget, to fail to remember.

The obvious one is simply not being able to recall something. You can’t remember it. I was......


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

From the blog: Blog & Mablog
14/12/2018 - 02:00

“The totalitarian left has no brakes on their agenda.They have no internal principle that allows them to say ‘thus far and no farther.’ And since they can’t consistently say that, they won’t say that” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 225).

The post No Brakes appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

From the blog: Peter Leithart
13/12/2018 - 19:33
In his monograph on Divine Simplicity, Steven J. Duby discusses the relation between metaphysics and dogmatics. He writes, “In addition to Thomas’s metaphysics, the metaphysical works of Bartholomaus Keckermann, Johann Alsted, and Johannes Maccovius provide guidance here. For Keckermann, metaphysics is ‘the science of being [entis], or of a thing [rei] absolutely and generally...
From the blog: Anglican Ink
13/12/2018 - 17:18

Congress presses China over Tibet and religious freedom

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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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