Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hope for womankind

I’ve just got to Ruth in my current voyage through the Bible. I’ve been looking forward to it for quite a while, and when I got to it I couldn’t resist reading the whole thing at once rather than chapter … Continue reading

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Christians need dancing shoes!

The choir sang this at church on Sunday. It struck me that it’s such an amazingly rich carol: Christmas is the start of Jesus’ joyful self-giving to purchase His bride that spanned His whole earthly life and culminated in the … Continue reading

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A gated gospel?

While out for a run the morning after my exams, I discovered a little fenced garden I hadn’t noticed before. They’re quite common in London and I always feel slightly ambivalent about them. On the one hand, anything that means … Continue reading

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The scum of the earth

You’re visiting a church for the first time. You’ve arrived only a couple of minutes before the service is due to start, so you slide into a seat near the back (you don’t want to be too obtrusive – we … Continue reading

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