When I am Weak, then I am Strong

God has a wonderful sense of humour, and a delicious way of reminding us of the things we need to hear. This morning, having just finished preaching on 2Corinthians 12:1-10 at our 8am prayer book service, I returned to my seat – the words of Paul ringing in my mind, 2Cor. 12:10 … when I […]

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Live Light in 25 Words

“Live Light in 25 Words” is a simply genius idea from the Bible Society of Australia. Here’s the premise: We’re asking you, your friends & family and churches & schools to commit to reading the Bible daily, starting with 25 words for thirty-one days And that’s it. No gimmicks, no tricks, just a campaign to encourage Bible reading by starting small and […]

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One Direction for the connoisseurs ;)

It could be, like me, until a few weeks ago you thought “One Direction” was an instruction to traffic. Seriously, until a friend’s daughter went to a concert recently I’d never heard of them. Shame on me, but then you can hardly blame me – I don’t listen to music stations that play the latest […]

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Gustav Klimt’s 150th Birthday – by Google

This is great. The doodle team and I are especially excited to celebrate Gustav Klimt this year! An artist whose style ranges from graphic, to photorealistic, to florid, Klimt is as diverse in his works as he is expressive. His work is often emotional, mysterious, and narrative– attracting viewers with both his fluid forms and […]

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The Citizenship of the Christian

Where does the Christian belong? I’m a citizen of one country, resident in another and currently staying in a third. But none of them are home. I realise this song is about Russia/Rodina, but it seems fitting: in order to frame this: Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from […]

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“A Double-Minded Man”

A brilliant editorial by Gerald Bray in the current Churchman, one of the most astute reflections upon Rowan Williams I’ve read in a long time: “A double-minded man” [pdf]. Evangelicals have never warmed to him, partly because he is too different in temperament and interests to have much appeal to them, and partly because his […]

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Things to Do in Singapore

Dear reader, we’ve been in Singapore a number of days and have a small list of things that we definitely want to do. But what say you? Here’s the Singapore to-do list which is, I have to say, pretty sparse. What should be added to it? Good suggestions will be added in and every attempt […]

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