Monthly Archives: June 2005

Jars of clay

Well, that’s two days in a row I’ve been in hospital, not for myself in one case I might hasten to add. That, and the media coverage of the late Mr Whiteley, has reminded me that we are, in all … Continue reading

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a.m.: Genesis 13 p.m.: Ephesians 6:17

In Genesis 13, Lot and Abram decided to go their separate ways as their combined number was too great for the land they occupied. Abram did this amicably, as Lot was his brother and gave Lot the first choice. Seeing … Continue reading

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Sun, sea and sand

Just got back from the church daytrip to Littlehampton. As appears to be traditional with daytrips, we left Hounslow at a rather early 8.30am, early for a Saturday anyway! The cast consisted of most of the members, as well as … Continue reading

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Death and Resurrection

Q: What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? A: The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united to Christ, do rest in … Continue reading

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Military Music

Not so long ago, in my more arrogant days, I used to think military music was an oxymoron, much like military intelligence. These days, I’ve mellowed slightly and I actually enjoy military music (I also think military intelligence isn’t so … Continue reading

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Possible improvement…

Well, after spending last week piled under, I wondered whether I’d be fit enough to run around for a whole hour yesterday evening on the football pitch. Fortunately, my side was populated with lean, mean, running machines so I didn’t … Continue reading

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a.m.: Philippians 1:12-26 p.m.: Ephesians 6:16

In his letter to the church in Phillipi, the apostle Paul writes of the joy which is his through Christ. Even though he is appears to be writing while under house arrest, with his earthly freedoms curtailed he has joy … Continue reading

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Thirty-two degrees

Well, it appears summer has finally arrived. Today the sun was blazing, and the the temperature at midday reached a rather warm 32°C. What better way to spend it than playing snooker with David in a darkened hall. 🙂 The … Continue reading

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The tru (sic) Commandments Given unto Christ Jesus

I was handed a curious piece of paper last night as I turned up for youth club. Apparently it was found in the church letterbox by another youth leader. It was titled “The tru Commandments Given unto Christ Jesus”. Glancing … Continue reading

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Universal atonement?

I was having an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday evening on our experiences of the theology of those around us. In particular, we had both come across those who believed in universal atonement – that everyone will go to … Continue reading

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What’s your theological worldview?

You scored as Reformed Evangelical. You are a Reformed Evangelical. You take the Bible very seriously because it is God’s Word. You most likely hold to TULIP and are sceptical about the possibilities of universal atonement or resistible grace. The … Continue reading

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a.m.: Ecclesiates 5:18-6:12 p.m.: Ephesians 6:15, Romans 5

The philosopher in Ecclesiastes continues to point out that a life without God is a meaningless life. Even though everything anyone has is provided by God, not everyone is happy. God provides some with money, some with food, some with … Continue reading

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Hyde Park Corner

A rather lazy day today. I had intended to play snooker with David in the morning, but for some reason the snooker hall now has a policy of opening at noon. I guess they figure people would rather spend their … Continue reading

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What is Your World View?

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. … Continue reading

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Episode III

Well, finally got to see Revenge of the Sith this afternoon. One by one everyone around me was seeing it while I was busy, I was beginning to think I’d end up going to the cinema on my own to … Continue reading

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