Saturday, 25 June 2016


Strangely a few lines from one of my favourite books keep coming to mind this weekend

It is not so dark here,’ said Théoden.
‘No,’ said Gandalf. ‘Nor does age lie so heavily on your shoulders as some would have you think. Cast aside your prop!’
From the king’s hand the black staff fell clattering on the stones. He drew himself up, slowly, as a man that is stiff from long bending over some dull toil. Now tall and straight he stood, and his eyes were blue as he looked into the opening sky.
‘Dark have been my dreams of late,’ he said, ‘but I feel as one new-awakened."

                                                                                            The Two Towers J.R.R Tolkien

Monday, 20 June 2016


I’ve been struck recently by the number of Christians stating that they are either undecided about the coming EU Referendum or else are opting for Remain.

 Not that the numbers of such I am encountering is large but it is still surprising that there are any at all since I have always taken it as a given that Evangelicals in this country were opposed to the EU on many grounds.

One thing that is strikingly absent from the argumentation I hear from these Christian “inners” is any reference to biblical or spiritual matters, as though this were just another socio-economic issue like any other. Do we think that there are no spiritual issues involved here?

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


OK so probably not.

More likely He would just have performed a miracle that would have saved them both, but at least it got your attention.

 Many folks are getting themselves into a lather over the fate of Harambe the gorilla who was shot dead at Cincinnati Zoo earlier this week in order to save the life of a four-year-old boy who had somehow found his way into the animal's enclosure.