Brief Tour of Cambridge

Brief Tour of Cambridge

You’ll presumably come into the city at 1 from the south. The church steeple is the highest point in the city. It’s a Catholic Church, built in the Victorian era but intended to look older, by someone who made their fortune selling glass eyes for dolls! (If you go left, you’ll go past the Scott…

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The Importance of Interruptions

The Importance of Interruptions

Allowing ourselves to be interrupted “I try never to be too busy to be interrupted, because it seems the most interesting things happen during interruptions” (Tony Morling at Host 2017) So many of Jesus’ interactions that are recorded in the gospels did not happen because they were planned but as interruptions to what was already going…

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Sympathy for Jonah

Sympathy for Jonah

“The grace of God is awful to us, because the proper response to evil is to fear it and desire its destruction not to love it and desire its redemption.” This is my review of David Benjamin Blower’s book “Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love,”  which has a set of sea-shanty…

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Outsiders

Outsiders

We face profound challenges to the way of life we are used to – as a result of globalisation and technology in particular.  And we are reacting the way human-beings always react in this kind of situation: by trying to hold on to what we have got. With valiant determination, we retreat, batten down the…

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Rob Bell on Ambition

Rob Bell on Ambition

I found this podcast from Rob Bell really helpful.  Here’s my summary: Psalm 8:4-5 “what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?  Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honour.”  You are crammed full of greatness so don’t be surprised…

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What is the Bible?

What is the Bible?

The Bible is the most read book in human history by far. It (at least parts of it) is considered  “sacred” by Christianity, Islam and Judaism – the 3 religions that trace their human origins back to Abraham, and are humanity’s most popular religions – to which nearly 50% of people today ascribe, even if…

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Jesus and the Racing Rat

Jesus and the Racing Rat

This is my outline and summary of Geoff Shattock’s book from WorkTalk (see www.racingrat.gs) Convinced that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross was the culmination of his life’s work, Geoff Shattock explores what we might learn about our frenetic world of work from the seven recorded sayings from the cross of the one man who has changed the world more than…

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What is Business Connect?

What is Business Connect?

This is an introduction to Business Connect (see BusinessConnect.je) which Tim gave at a Stimulus event with Lord Stephen Green at the Pomme d’Or Hotel in Jersey on Friday 7 March 2014.

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 6 – Jesus

Lent Reflections on Bible Prayers 6 – Jesus

Luke 23:32-34 Forgiveness is hard.  It is a little easier when the other person is ‘caught;’ or sorry; or we feel strong; or have been vindicated; are confident they will get their comeuppance. Jesus is being executed as one of the basest criminals by the legal authorities; He is physically exhausted and in excruciating pain;…

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