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Recent Blog Posts

Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago

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There's an important article by New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson entitled Homosexuality & The Church: Scripture & Experience . It is published by Commonweal Magazine , which says...Read more

Posted: 5 days 22 hours ago

This is the third in a series of blog posts looking at the decision faced by that Church of England General Synod this week: do they, or do they not, take note of the report by the House of Bishops (GS2055) on human sexuality.

Part 1: When it comes to the boundary of...Read more

Posted: 1 week 17 hours ago

Yesterday, I wrote about the debate before the Church of England's General stood as to whether to take note of the House of Bishops' report into human sexuality.

I explained that the document, and the process that led to it, was all about "good disagreement" - how can...Read more

Recent Sermons

Preached On: 19 Feb 2017

If Jesus is so great, why do more people not follow him?

It’s a good question. The Jesus we read about in the Bible certainly is great. He could heal the sick. He could raise the dead. His teaching kept the crowds spellbound.

And yet, even in his own day, only a very small group were his genuine followers. And today, the number of Christians is growing all the time, but you’d......

Preached On: 29 Jan 2017

It’s easy to think that Jesus of Nazareth is fairly unimpressive.

To the unbeliever, he was a man who taught some great things, maybe did some miracles, but whose life was tragically cut short. He didn’t know how to play politics, so his enemies caught up with him.

Even for we Christians. We love Jesus, but it’s hard to feel we do him justice. There must be more to him than it.....

Preached On: 22 Jan 2017

Why doesn’t everyone follow Jesus?

If Jesus is the person we believe him to be. If Jesus is the person he claimed to be. If Jesus is the person the gospel-writers portray him to be. Then surely everyone would follow him!

He could heal the sick, control the weather, and raise the dead. He could hold vast crowds for hours, spell-bound with his teaching, while the boffins wondered....


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

From the blog: Mises Institute
23/02/2017 - 04:00
By: Antony P. Mueller

Germany is currently the country with the largest trade surplus, and many Germans think that this is a good thing. In the United States, the situation is the reverse. The US has the world’s largest trade deficit. It amounts to USD 502.25 billion for 2016.

A country’s trade balance is equal to the difference between a country’s national savings and...

From the blog: Anglican Ink
22/02/2017 - 16:48

District Court will proceed despite pending South Carolina State Supreme Court ruling

From the blog: Drupal Contrib Security
22/02/2017 - 16:45
Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CONTRIB-2017-020 Project: Timezone Detect (third-party module) Version: 7.x Date: 2017-February-22 Security risk: 13/25 ( Moderately Critical) AC:Basic/A:None/CI:None/II:Some/E:Theoretical/TD:All Vulnerability: Cross Site Request Forgery Description

This module enables sites to automatically detect and set user timezones via JavaScript.

The module does not...

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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