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Lost or Found?

John Lennon’s claim that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus!” was like throwing oil on America’s fiery Bible Belt, where it whipped a storm. Lennon made numerous ‘tongue in cheek’ (?) remarks: that he was the incarnation of Jesus Christ; one of Jesus Christ’s biggest […]

2020-06-29T14:10:23+01:0029 June 2020|Comments Off on Lost or Found?

#blacklivesmatter

I’ve held off blogging about anything related to George Floyd’s death and the #blacklivesmatter (BLM) message and movement, wanting to listen more than speak. I’ve heard people misunderstand and argue that it’s wrong to value ‘black people’ more than any other race and others speak in […]

2020-06-22T14:50:46+01:0022 June 2020|Comments Off on #blacklivesmatter

Deflated?

Feeling a bit ‘deflated’? I came across a red sports car on my cycles and couldn’t resist a photo of its deflated tyres & recorded a 60 second sermon. As lockdown grinds through the phases, weeks become months and we adjust expectations of ‘going back to […]

2020-06-15T11:17:26+01:0015 June 2020|Comments Off on Deflated?

Your Move

Are you ‘champing at the bit’ to escape home, village, town or city for a break? Many of us have cancelled or postponed holidays and been forced to explore our own home & locale more. With parking closed off at beaches & parks, cycling & walking […]

2020-06-09T09:01:01+01:008 June 2020|Comments Off on Your Move

Tongues & Thumbs

Barbara Glanz trained 3,000 front-line workers at grocery stores and retail outlets, teaching how ‘word-power’ and what you say makes a difference in people’s lives. Shortly after, Barbara got a call from one of the trainees ‘Johnny’, “I’m 19 years old, have Downs Syndrome & work […]

2020-06-01T10:29:52+01:001 June 2020|Comments Off on Tongues & Thumbs

ID Crisis

‘Identity, Belonging & Purpose’ (‘IBP’) are 3 deeply human values and needs. The questions “Who am I? Where do I fit? What am I living for?” confront us in periods of adolescence, mid-life, retirement, ill health, bereavement, divorce, empty nest, and between: jobs, homes, clubs, churches, […]

2020-05-26T16:49:56+01:0025 May 2020|Comments Off on ID Crisis

Bridge 2 Nowhere

Ever felt redundant or irrelevant? Such is the daily food of many relieved by Covid-19 of duty, responsibility, role, employment & previous routine which gave significance & meaning. And as we try to imagine ‘new norms’ for family, friendship, church, business, leisure, what are the vital […]

2020-05-18T13:09:40+01:0018 May 2020|Comments Off on Bridge 2 Nowhere

“It’s life Jim!”

Spock’s supposed sage words to Captain Kirk “It’s life Jim, but not as we know it!” actually come from the 1987 No. 1 song ‘Star Trekkin’, not the cult TV Star Trek series. The song is a hilarious picture of Star Ship Enterprise hurtling through the […]

2020-05-11T12:39:06+01:0011 May 2020|Comments Off on “It’s life Jim!”

Precarious & Precious

A recent TEAR Fund snap-shot survey confirms my inkling that more people are praying these days: Over the last 6 weeks a 5% increase in prayer & UK church attendance (online), particularly among 18 – 24year olds, with men more likely to attend church or pray […]

2020-05-04T13:07:28+01:004 May 2020|Comments Off on Precarious & Precious

60 Sec’ Cherry Blossom

I paid my annual pilgrimage to Kerr Drive & Symington Parish graveyard to wonder at the dazzling beauty of the Cherry blossom. Surrounded by pink packed clouds cascading from branches I recorded some 60 second sermons. Gifted with the ‘gab’, I’m used to spouting sermons 20 […]

2020-04-27T11:43:14+01:0027 April 2020|Comments Off on 60 Sec’ Cherry Blossom