This weekend saw my friend Anne-Marie's Christmas play 'While You Were Sleeping' performed at her home church in Bexleyheath. This has been a regular gig for several years, and I've helped out the past few years with graphics and posters and suchlike. This year I was asked to design posters, put the programmes together, and … Continue reading News to me
This week saw Pope Benedict announce that to celebrate 150 years since the Virgin Mary appeared to a peasant girl in Lourdes pilgrims traveling to the town could claim time off from Purgatory. This has caused widespread confusion and opposition amongst Protestants, who both denounce the authority of the Pope and dont generally believe in … Continue reading To Purgatory, or not to Purgatory?
I recently had the pleasure of watching The Queen, the 2006 film starring Helen Mirren, which had been very kindly sent to us by Amazon as part of their film rental service (which is hideously unpredictable, but that's another story). In concept it is dangerously true to life, showing those awesome and awful events surrounding … Continue reading Dealing with the famous
While having breakfast this morning I happened to glance across the room at our new telephone. We recently bought a set of cordless phones with some wedding money, and have set one up downstairs in the lounge and the other in the office upstairs. They look pretty neat. Except that the one downstairs appeared to … Continue reading The mystery of the exploding telephone
In my Bible study this morning my commentary was expounding on part of Hebrews that talks about Jesus as our High Priest, and how Christ suffered to be able to perfectly sympathise with our suffering, and in so doing more completely comfort us. He was completely human, experienced the same challenges, the same temptations, the … Continue reading The humanity of Christ
This, rather than me sharing something amazing with the world, is actually more of a rant / feature request. I have just spent some time searching the interweb for a contacts address book application that displays all my contacts on a map, allowing you to see graphically where everyone is. Sure, there are plugins and … Continue reading Mapping my contacts
Most of the science I learned at school was reasonably straightforward - I understood it and accepted it, and most of the time remembered it too. Except for potential energy, which never made any sense whatsoever. In fact, I recently told a teacher friend of mine why potential energy doesn't work, and he couldn't counter … Continue reading Science is wrong
Sorry, but this rant really has to be voiced now and not left to stew, otherwise it will ingrain itself on my brain forever and I'll never be rid of it. And I don't like rants following me around, it's somewhat disconcerting. So if you don't like rants, read no further. You have been warned. … Continue reading Destroying the world three bits of paper at a time