Category: Comment

Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford – The Death of Truth

Emotions are running high. Emotions have taken over the asylum. Perhaps we should have known. Emotions trump truth every time. Emotions are more powerful in the public square than truth can ever be. Because the reality is . . . No one knows the…

DO NOT JUDGE! REALLY?

  ‘Do not judge!’ ‘Excuse me?’ ‘I said, do not judge. You’re judging people and that’s wrong, so don’t do it.’ ‘I’m sorry, but isn’t what you just said . . . er, a judgement? A judgement about my judging of others?’ ‘Yes.’ Harrumph…

In Praise of Roger Federer

Hero worship. What seems to be the problem? ‘Ooh, be careful,’ they say, ‘don’t put mere humans on pedestals. Only God is worthy of worship.’ Well, obviously. But I must say, I love a bit of hero worship. In fact, I think we’re built…

Remembering Dr. Billy Graham

1984. Student days. We drove all the way from Exeter to Bristol to see Billy Graham. Over 90 miles. I’ll never forget the scene. Huge stadium, filled to bursting with people but the weather was terrible. It was pouring with rain and we sat,…

When does human life begin? Part Five

So, why is it so hard to convince the world that abortion is morally wrong? One word: Emotions. How do we come take a moral position nowadays, if we even take the time to think about morality at all? We do it largely by…

When does human life begin?

Is abortion morally wrong? I think it is. Next few posts: dealing with the most common justifications for abortion. First up: Pro-choice has to do with a woman’s right to do whatever she wants with her own body. The ‘it’s my body’ argument. Response:…

Championing the Truth

I’ve written before about what I called the Belief Police. See last post here. You may want to reference it after reading the following. So . . . Poor Sarah Champion, Labour MP. She felt the need to resign from the shadow cabinet after…

THE BELIEF POLICE

What are you thinking about right now? Did you know that if you’re someone famous, what you believe – inside your head – could get you into big trouble? If it gets out. Okay, so you’re not someone famous. Nor am I, but my…

MANCHESTER CITY UNITED

I’m sure you were as shocked as I was by Salman Abedi’s suicide attack last week in Manchester. There can be few horrors worse than losing a child. I can only look into the abyss and shudder. Here are some – perhaps rather uncomfortable…

Waiting

Waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . I feel like Bilbo . . . thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. I’ve been holding my breath for so long now, I’ve forgotten how to breathe…

Over the hill – Part Two

Adam stopped and sat down on a boulder next to the path. He drank deeply from his water bottle. Over to his right, he thought he could see his son, Ben. Yes, his son was scaling a rock face, ropes tied to his waist…

SHORT AND SWEET – 13

‘Are you having great sex with your wife/husband nowadays?’ I wonder how you’d react if someone asked you a question like this after church one Sunday. And imagine if they wanted details. I doubt if you’d start sharing. In Britain, we’re relatively private, so…

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Isaiah 43:1

...the One who formed you says, "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine."

Mirth and Melancholy

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Sam's Town

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Tanya Marlow - Thorns and Gold

The Bible, suffering, and the messy edges of life

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