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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 4 days 2 hours ago

When you have something you do not want to forget, do you write it on your hand? Some people write things on the palms of their hands; others write things on the back; others don't do this at all.

In Isaiah 49 , God is reassuring his people in exile that his purposes for them still...Read more

Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

I often tell people that we need to listen to the gospel writers whenever we read the gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke or John are teaching us something by recording the things they do. We need to let them do that. The words Jesus spoke within the gospels were spoken to other characters in the narrative, not to us directly. Our job is not to apply those words to us, but to ask what the gospel...Read more

Posted: 2 weeks 4 days ago

The week before last, tragic events unfolded in London. It seems that a man drove a car at nearly 70 mph into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a policeman on duty at the entry to the Parliamentary Estate. 5 people died, including the attacker.

Not long after the event, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary said this:...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 16 Apr 2017

Many people have two struggles with Easter.

They struggle to believe it happened. As a Christian story, part of the legend, it’s fine. But dead people don’t come back to life. It just doesn’t happen. Which means that the idea that this is more than a legend, that it actually happened – that’s just too hard to believe. Struggle to believe it happened.

Not only that, but they......

Preached On: 16 Apr 2017

I take it that we all know that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

Today, I’m not going to try and convince you that the resurrection is a true story. I’m assuming you’re already convinced. You believe that Jesus really did rise from the dead. He’s alive today.

If I’m wrong to assume that, I’d love to give you a copy of {Val Grieve, Your Verdict}

I want us to......

Preached On: 9 Apr 2017

Why would anyone reject Jesus?

He seems so wonderful. He healed the sick, raised the dead and fed the hungry. He came as God on earth, to rescue us from our selfishness, and bring us back to God. To know him is to have God as your Father, and to have millions of fellow Christians as your brothers and sisters. He came to bring true and lasting rest to all of us who are weary and......

Blogroll

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

From the blog: Adam Smith Institute
23/04/2017 - 07:37

Will Hutton is indulging in his usual blizzard of assertions to insist that really, we should all just get on with doing what he says and tug that forelock as we do so. As is also usual the assertions don't seem to have much behind them - they're rather wrong in fact.

We most certainly agree that the UK tax system isn't perfect and we make a number of suggestions about how it could or...

From the blog: Anglican Ink
23/04/2017 - 00:17

Jake Worley elected on 8th ballot

From the blog: Sussex Parson
23/04/2017 - 08:25
My sabbatical officially starts tomorrow. (Woo hoo etc.!)One of the aims is to prioritise my walk with the Lord and therefore to give some extra time to personal Bible reading, prayer and reflection on the Scriptures. I am thinking of having a Psalm of the Week which I read, study, pray, think about, listen to and may be even sing. I'd love to know the church's divinely authored prayer and...

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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