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July 3, 2021

John Stott Remembered

John Stott Remembered           Word on the Week          3rd July 2021. A decade has passed since Stott died.   His influence on evangelicals over the last century was enormous.   He remained within the Church of England and was based at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London.   From there he was able to carry on a global ministry […]

June 26, 2021

Gender Distress

Gender Distress              Word on the Week          26th June 2021. We were reminiscing this week about some of the characters we have known and the peculiarities that marked them out from others.   The conversation turned to one called Peter (not his real name) who had […]

June 19, 2021

Conversations

Conversations                            Word on the Week                    19th June 2021. The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. Included, by invitation, is the EU.   They met, last weekend, in the Carbis Bay Hotel near St […]

June 12, 2021

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs   Word on the Week   12th June 2021. Christians sing!   The singing may not always be very musical but since it comes as an expression of the heart it will express profound feelings.   The King James version of the Bible translates Psalm 100 ‘Make a joyful noise unto the Lord’!   It […]

June 5, 2021

60 On the Clock

60 On the Clock               Word on the Week                    5th June 2021. Anniversaries inexorably arrive!   They take their subjects somewhat by surprise.   Certain of them are anticipated.   The big ticket occasions!   Then there are those, although significant enough in themselves, arrive rather late for festivities!   The big 60 which Betty and I celebrated this week […]

May 29, 2021

An Act of Mercy

An Act of Mercy               Word on the Week          29th May 2021. This year Betty and I became proud great grandparents!   Lily arrived in April.   She was well anticipated with plenty of photographs both inside and outside of her Mother’s womb.   Her arrival brought great joy to her father and mother and their respective families. Contrast […]

May 22, 2021

Isaac verses Ishmael

Isaac verses Ishmael                 Word on the Week          22nd May 2021. The latest instalment of the age-old conflict has been played out this week in the Middle East ending in an uneasy cease fire.   There was friction from the beginning between the two half-brothers and this has been carried on down through the centuries to this […]

May 15, 2021

Someone’s Hand in my Pocket

Someone’s Hand in my Pocket           Word on the Week           15th May 2021. There is the feeling that something is not right.   Perhaps the keys are gone!   It’s like someone has been in the house, nothing seems to have been taken but the uneasy feeling remains. Once upon a time there was a safe place […]

May 8, 2021

Independence – The Holy Grail

Independence – the Holy Grail           Word on the Week           8th May 2021. From the age when humans begin to crawl the quest for independence begins!   Later it becomes “I will manage on my own”.   And later still changes to the unspoken “I want my own way”! The current elections in Wales and Scotland are […]

May 1, 2021

Song of a Bird

Song of a Bird                            Word on the Week                    1st May 2021. The volume of birdsong has increased considerably since the mating season got under full swing.   The dawn chorus takes pride of place with the various species trying to out-sing each other.   There have been calm early mornings with virtually no wind to […]

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